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43: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May on Bertha von Suttner and the power of positive history

43: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May on Bertha von Suttner and the power of positive history

January 26, 2021

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This episode introduces a key figure in the 19th century peace movement: the Austrian writer, activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bertha von Suttner. Who was she, what did she work towards, and how does her contribution connect to our present day? Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for International Ethics at Central Michigan University, joins The Next Page to share more about Bertha and her current research as part of the Bertha von Suttner project. 

This episode is a companion to the event held on 26 January 2021 at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Bertha von Suttner: A Woman Ahead of Her Time, where Dr. May and Colin Wells (Project Manager of the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives), explore her role as an activist and political thinker, her influence on the establishment of the  first multilateral institutions, and her action in favor of international peace.  

In spite of her achievements, unthinkable for a woman of her time, many do not know about her work and life. This episode, as well as the online event, are designed as an introduction to her work and ideas. We hope you enjoy!

Resources:

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/39hdKkZ 

To watch the replay of the online event, visit: https://bit.ly/2JZ1prQ 

Explore resources about Bertha and the peace movement at the Library & Archives in this Research Guide on Bertha von Suttner: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/vonsuttner 

Learn more about the Bertha von Suttner Project: https://www.berthavonsuttner.com/ 

Content

Speaker: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander

Producer: Natalie Alexander

Images: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

42: Dr. Gabriele Balbi on Techno-diplomacy and Global Communications

42: Dr. Gabriele Balbi on Techno-diplomacy and Global Communications

January 22, 2021

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Technology has always been an integral part of our lives and our work, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted its role in many new ways. In episode 42, we are joined by Gabriele Balbi, Associate Professor in Media Studies at USI Università della Svizzera italiana. As an expert in media history, his work and research are also greatly connected with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the UN system.

In this conversation, Professor Balbi speaks on the rich evolution and growth of global communications, looking at its history from the telegram to the Internet. He also defines the concept of techno-diplomacy, and further explains its role in multilateral collaboration and conversation.

As we face rapid digitization and a "new normal", Professor Balbi also touches upon the new challenge of Zoom fatigue, and the need to balance our digital and physical worlds.

We hope this episode brings you new insights and perspectives, not only to our present but equally to our past!

About Professor Gabriele Balbi

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2XNe3xc

Prof. Gabriele Balbi is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG), Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland).

At this institution, he is also program director of the Bachelor in Communication, director of the China Media Observatory, vice director of the Institute of Media and Journalism. Furthermore, he is Chair of ECREA Communication History Section and International Liaisons Representative of the ICA Communication History Division.

Prof. Balbi's research is focused on media studies with a historical and long-term perspective. His research is at the crossroads of media studies, the history of technology, media archaeology, Science and Technology Studies, the political economy of communication, and cultural studies.

About the ITU

ITU History Portal: https://bit.ly/3irH1Mv

ITU's First 150 Years: https://bit.ly/3ioQep7

ITU Connect 2030 Agenda: https://bit.ly/39QOiSu

Resources

Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/3nSrPct

History of the International Telecommunications Union: Transnational Techno-Diplomacy from the Telegraph to the Internet (Book): https://bit.ly/39XCXA7

Content

Speakers: Professor Gabriele Balbi & Karen Lee

Host/Editor: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Gabriele Balbi

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

 

41: Dr. David Day on Learning to be a Leader

41: Dr. David Day on Learning to be a Leader

January 8, 2021

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Happy New Year to all of our listeners. 

In Episode 41, our Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Dr. David Day, Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute.

Are leaders born or made? What defines a leader, and how is the concept of leadership evolving as we question the type of leaders we need to meet our global challenges? As we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, what can we learn about being a leader? Dr. David Day, a leadership specialist, speaks on the need for three-dimensional leaders, the difference between leader development and leadership development, and looks to the future and what the next generation of leaders might look like. 

In a time where creative, collaborative, and courageous leadership is essential, Dr. David Day encourages us all to be leaders – in any capacity in which we serve. 

About Dr. David Day

David Day, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, Steven L. Eggert ‘82 P'15 Professor of Leadership and George R. Roberts Fellow. Previously he was Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at The University of Western Australia Business School.

Resources

Kravis Leadership Institute: https://www.kravisleadershipinstitute.org/

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/2KKytnh

Content

Speakers: Dr. David Day & Francesco Pisano

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander & Karen Lee

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: The Kravis Leadership Institute

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

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