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20 Best International Political Economy Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about international political economy ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best international political economy podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best International Political Economy Podcasts 2021

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The Institute of World Politics

  • Publisher: The Institute of World Politics
  • Total Episodes: 537

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.**Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**

Conflict Zone from the LSE

  • Publisher: Conflict Zone from the LSE
  • Total Episodes: 11

Cutting edge research into the drivers of intractable conflict. Our researchers bring together the big ideas and concepts needed to understand the causes of organised violence in the twenty-first century. We expose the political economy of organised violence: the networks of money and power that stand behind many of the world’s trouble spots. Produced by the Conflict Research Programme, an international research project funded by the UK Department of International Development.  

Economics – Audio

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 322

With experts on economic policy and finance, business and trade, development, energy, and technology, CSIS offers a 360-degree perspective on economic trends in an interconnected world. Our research and programs examine the role of economics as an influence on foreign policy and the use of diplomacy as a means to improve economic outcomes. CSIS’s work in this realm is spearheaded by:Simon Chair in Political Economy  Scholl Chair in International Business Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

Asia – Audio

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 408

CSIS’s Asia portfolio includes the broader Asia Program encompassing numerous endowed chairs and programs — the Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Japan Chair, the Korea Chair, the Simon Chair in Political Economy, the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, the Southeast Asia Program, the China Power Project, and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics. Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs, including the International Security Program, Energy and National Security Program, and Global Health Policy Center, among others.Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this region below.

Americas – Audio

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 403

The CSIS Americas Program anchors the center’s work on this region with the objective to elevate the discussion to the strategic level. CSIS’s programming primarily focuses on the effect of impunity and abuse of power on defense and security sector priorities, the impact that the erosion of democratic practices and institutions has on vulnerable populations, and the consequences of forced displacement and involuntary migration. The Americas Program collaborates closely with other CSIS Programs, including the Project on Prosperity and Development, the Simon Chair in Political Economy, the Scholl Chair in International Business, the International Security Program, the Transnational Threats Program, and the Global Health Policy Center.For more information on the Americas Program at CSIS and their various initiatives and ongoing projects, please click here.Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on these topics below.

Foreign Policy Talks

  • Publisher: Noto Suoneto
  • Total Episodes: 74

A podcast to gather and connect the ideas of foreign affairs and international relations, covering the most – pressing global and regional issues in relates to democracy, geopolitics, international political economy, state-business relationship, global governance, and world youth trends.

Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

  • Publisher: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Total Episodes: 23

Every two weeks, we will be looking at corruption, illicit financial flows, gangs, the role of foreign corporations, the political economy of crime, and the enabling environment that has made Africa vulnerable to the growth of organized crime.Drawing on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime’s civil society observatories for North, South, East and West Africa to get a feel for how Organized Crime is impacting some of the world and the continent’s emergency trends and contemporary events.You’ll hear from GI staff, international experts, civil society networks, partners, and from people working in illicit economies themselves.With more than 150 network members and contacts across the continent, this podcast will be an unparalleled look at the drivers of Africa’s illicit economy.

The Scarlet Standard

  • Publisher: The Scarlet Standard
  • Total Episodes: 17

We are a podcast focused on Canadian political-economy and Toronto-based political activism from a internationalist socialist perspective. We also host interviews with authors, academics, activists, and organizers on the Left.This podcast is produced in association with The Socialist Project. Learn more and get involved at socialistproject.ca/You can connect with the podcast on Twitter @theScarletStand or via email at [email protected]

MSc Migration Studies

  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 22

A series of podcasts related to the MSc in Migration Studies. This interdisciplinary, 9-month Masters degree at Oxford University is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology and the Oxford Department of International Development. The course draws on the intellectual resources of its two parent departments and the three world-leading migration research centres at Oxford (COMPAS, IMI and RSC). The programme allows students to explore human mobility in a historical and global perspective, and to address the complex relations between global political economy, migratory experiences, and government and social responses.

MiddleGround Podcast hosted by AnswerFancher

  • Publisher: Gabriel Fancher
  • Total Episodes: 2

This is the Middle Ground Podcast. The mission of the podcast is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty and the public in discussions that will further the understanding of business and economic principles, as well as their impact on regional, national, and international financial conditions and the well-being of society. We cover Middle Tennessee Political Economy from the geographic center of Tennessee. Recorded in Murfreesboro, TN.

StateMoney’nPower

  • Publisher: CocoaCrepes TV
  • Total Episodes: 2

Current and historical events from the political economy perspective. We’ll also go into areas within Economic Geography to look at issues and trends, both the good and the ugly. We’ll make sense of what’s happening today in the international political economy, international relations, and also technology that are shaping politics, economies, and our world.

Giants crisis

  • Publisher: Kanu Ebere Kingsley
  • Total Episodes: 1

Africa is in crisis, yet it was not always so. Following the decade of independence in the 1960s there was widespread optimism, but this almost totally disappeared in the 1980s and 1990s. Africa is faced with seemingly insurmountable problems: economic marginalisation from the global market, a major health crisis stemming from the destructive effects of malaria and HIV/AIDS and chronic political instability after a string of devastating civil wars. Keep following as I drop pinpoints/key issues in African development, the pitfalls of democratisation, political economy and international relation

Centre for Progressive Policy

  • Publisher: Centre for Progressive Policy
  • Total Episodes: 9

We work with local, national and international partners to build a fairer society in which everyone can contribute to and benefit from economic growthAs inequality worsens and the capacity of communities around the world to shake off economic challenges is depleted, the case for switching to a new ‘inclusive growth’ model is intensifying. For the last decade stagnant real wages have squeezed living standards, wealth has become increasingly concentrated and having a job has been no guarantee of stable, secure or sufficient income. The economy is no longer producing the quality of jobs people need to support their families and opportunities vary depending on where people live and what their background is. This needs to change.The Centre for Progressive Policy comes up with new policy ideas to tackle the root causes of inequality, harnessing the best of central and local government to help build a fairer, more productive economy.At the heart of our work is a belief that inclusive growth can allow individuals, families and communities across the UK to contribute and benefit from shared prosperity. For this to happen people need access to good jobs and a supportive social infrastructure, including health, skills training and childcare. Economic policy must reflect this and recognise inclusive growth as a driver of productivity, nationally and locally.CPP empowers local leaders, providing insights and co-designing policy ideas to help them deliver change on the ground. Our Inclusive Growth Network, for example, includes 12 councils across the UK, from Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow, to Liverpool, Manchester and London, developing and piloting new ideas in their communities­­ to drive forward the inclusive growth agenda in the UK and internationally.We also work with central government to inform and shape policy and debate, and to drive forward strategies for inclusive growth strategy at a national level. As part of our work across the political spectrum and with central government, we are research partner to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth. Finally, we engage with international institutions and organisations to advocate for change, exchange ideas and identify best practice.The Centre for Progressive Policy is independent and impartial. We are not aligned with any political party and are a not-for profit organisation. We are funded by Lord David Sainsbury, who also chair’s our advisory panel as part of his work on public policy. The CPP Director and staff retain full control of the scope, content, conclusions and recommendations of CPP’s work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Warwick Critical Finance

  • Publisher: Warwick Critical Finance Group
  • Total Episodes: 11

The Warwick Critical Finance (WCF) Group is a study group based at the PAIS department of the University of Warwick which takes a critical approach to new and emerging trends in finance. We seek to create a sustained conversation among Warwick researchers working on different aspects of finance – from the level of global financial flows to everyday financialisation – and how finance intersects and interacts with key dimensions such as development, class, gender, race or geography. The group aims to develop a productive awareness of the numerous projects, questions, and ideas pursued in finance research at Warwick and beyond.We also offer PhD students and early career researchers working on finance the possibility to present their research in the group and receive feedback from fellow finance researchers. Throughout the year, the WCF group organizes lectures, conferences and workshops aimed at strengthening scholarly exchange and at shining a light on the multiple approaches and issues to be discovered within the critical study of finance.The WCF group works in collaboration with the International Political Economy (IPE) Cluster at PAIS.If you would like to present your own work, or if you would like to suggest further events please contact us on: [email protected] can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook! If you would like to be added on our mailing list to receive e-mail updates on events please subscribe on our website.

Americas – Video

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 71

The CSIS Americas Program anchors the center’s work on this region with the objective to elevate the discussion of Western Hemisphere affairs to the strategic level. From Latin American states in transition to the economics of the Southern Cone, CSIS analyzes the most important foreign policy and national security issues of the Western Hemisphere.The Americas Program works at understanding the political, economic, and social challenges facing the Western Hemisphere, collaborating closely in research with other CSIS Programs, including the Project on Prosperity and Development, the Simon Chair in Political Economy, the Scholl Chair in International Business, the International Security Program, the Transnational Threats Program, and the Global Health Policy Center.For more information on the Americas Program at CSIS and their various initiatives and ongoing projects, please click here.Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on these topics below.

Nepal Literature Festival

  • Publisher: Nepal Literature Festival
  • Total Episodes: 3

The only international literary festival in the country, the Nepal Literature Festival is the playground for authors, public personalities and literature connoisseurs. From its humble beginnings in 2011, the Festival has grown in stature and has brought together hundreds of national and international authors, activists, artists, intellectuals, economists and political figures to converse on various issues pertinent to our times. As the festival has grown, the discussions it gives birth to are becoming more diverse, inclusive and relatable. From intellectuals discussing the national economy and political figures being held answerable on the stage to poets serenading the crowds and writers connecting with their readers, the festival has become a platform for civic engagement, idea sharing and connecting.

Global Security Forum – Video

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 9

Main Agenda – Global Security Forum 2017Conference Agenda:7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks and IntroductionDr. John J. Hamre President and CEO, CSIS8:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Global Forecast 2030Facilitated by: Dr. John J. Hamre President and CEO, CSIS9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – First Panel SeriesSession 1: The West Strikes Back: A Transatlantic Playbook to Counter Russian Active MeasuresFeaturing:Gen Michael Hayden (USAF, Ret.) Principal, The Chertoff Group; former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyMr. Drew Sullivan Editor and Founder, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting ProjectMr. Clint Watts Robert A. Fox Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington UniversityModerated by: Ms. Heather Conley Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program, CSISSession 2: Hurtling Toward a Genomic 9/11?Featuring: Dr. Hillary Carter Director for Countering Biological Threats, National Security CouncilDr. David Relman Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford UniversityModerated by: Dr. J. Stephen Morrison Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSISSession 3: Risks and Consequences of a Trade WarFeaturing: Ms. Wendy Cutler Vice-President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy InstituteMr. Matthew P. Goodman Senior Adviser and Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSISMr. Christopher K. Johnson Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSISMr. Colin Robertson Vice President and Fellow, the Canadian Global Affairs InstituteModerated by: Mr. Scott Miller Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee Break11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Second Panel SeriesSession 1: “Rules for Robots:” Governance of Artificial IntelligenceFeaturing: Ms. Katherine Charlet Director, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceMr. Aaron Cooper Vice President of Global Policy, BSA: The Software AllianceDr. Edward Felten Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton UniversityMr. Steve Mills Director, Machine Intelligence, Booz Allen HamiltonModerated by: Dr. James Lewis Senior Vice President and Director, Technology Policy Program, CSISSession 2: Nuclear Consensus Busters: Can Bipartisan Support for Nuclear Modernization Survive Putin, Kim Jong Un, and the Next NPR?Featuring: Dr. James Acton Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceMs. Rebeccah Heinrichs Senior Fellow, Hudson InstituteDr. John R. Harvey Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological ProgramsModerated by: Ms. Rebecca Hersman Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSISSession 3: Is Strategy Dead?Featuring: Dr. Emma Ashford Research Fellow, CATO InstituteAmb. Eric Edelman Counselor, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of DefenseDr. Kathleen Hicks Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSISDr. William Ruger Vice President for Research, Koch Foundation, and Vice President for Research and Policy, Koch InstituteModerated by: Mr. Todd Harrison Director, Defense Budget Analysis, Director, Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS  12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Screening of The New Barbarianism: A CSIS Original Documentary Film  2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –  Pandemic, Proliferation, and a Pariah State: A Simulated Crisis in North KoreaParticipants: Dr. J.D. Crouch, II President and CEO, United Service Organization; former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security AdvisorDr. Julie Gerberding Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Merck; former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHon. William J. Lynn, III CEO, Leonardo DRS; former Deputy Secretary of DefenseMr. John McLaughlin Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, SAIS; former Acting Director, Central Intelligence AgencyGen Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.) President, Air Force Association; former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force Hon. Ellen Tauscher Regent, University of California; former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Former Member of Congress, Chair of Strategic Forces Subcommittee House Armed Services CommitteeDiscussants: Ms. Bonnie Glaser Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, China Power Project, CSISDr. Sue Mi Terry Senior Fellow, Office of the Korea Chair, CSIS; Senior Advisor for Korea, BowerGroupAsiaThis event is made possible by support from Leonardo. Photo credit: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Political Science

  • Publisher: iTunes U Podcast Owner
  • Total Episodes: 14

The political sciences are devoted to the study of political power, political institutions, public policy, public opinion and participation, political economy, interactions between citizens and governments, and the international system. At Cornell, programs are offered through the departments of Government, Policy Analysis and Management, and Statistical Science, and through interdisciplinary programs that couple politics with a specific country or culture.

GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Publisher: Archive
  • Total Episodes: 10

GLOBAL IMPACT, hosted by Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL AFFAIRS MEDIA, will address strategic issues impacting the global community. Thought leadership will be provided that will elevate listeners’ awareness and understanding of complex global issues such as geopolitics of technology and resources, globalization & immigration policy, diplomacy & peace negotiations, global health crisis, political economy of the media, impact of technology on society, humanitarianism & foreign policy, genocide causes & prevention, human trafficking & sex trade, global justice & war crimes, fixing failed states, emerging markets, money laundering & illegal flight capital, privacy & electronic surveillance, information security & cyber-warfare, military privatization & defense technology, religion & statecraft, global arms trade, medical ethics, stem cell research & genetic engineering, race relations, nuclear weapons & nonproliferation, national security & terrorism, global poverty eradication and global warming & climate change. GLOBAL IMPACT encourages public discourse to devise and implement innovative strategies and solutions to global problems. Through public discourse on global issues and international affairs, we mobilize the intellectual capital, financial resources and political influence of technologically enabled social networks to impact sustainable change wherever needed around the world.

GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Publisher: Archive
  • Total Episodes: 17

GLOBAL IMPACT, hosted by Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL AFFAIRS MEDIA, will address strategic issues impacting the global community. Thought leadership will be provided that will elevate listeners’ awareness and understanding of complex global issues such as geopolitics of technology and resources, globalization & immigration policy, diplomacy & peace negotiations, global health crisis, political economy of the media, impact of technology on society, humanitarianism & foreign policy, genocide causes & prevention, human trafficking & sex trade, global justice & war crimes, fixing failed states, emerging markets, money laundering & illegal flight capital, privacy & electronic surveillance, information security & cyber-warfare, military privatization & defense technology, religion & statecraft, global arms trade, medical ethics, stem cell research & genetic engineering, race relations, nuclear weapons & nonproliferation, national security & terrorism, global poverty eradication and global warming & climate change. GLOBAL IMPACT encourages public discourse to devise and implement innovative strategies and solutions to global problems. Through public discourse on global issues and international affairs, we mobilize the intellectual capital, financial resources and political influence of technologically enabled social networks to impact sustainable change wherever needed around the world.

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