Young Podcast

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The Young Podcast engages speakers from around the world, bringing community voices, and specialists’ experiences into conversation.

Topics range from community activism, social justice, education—each episode will be centered on innovative ways to approach the Global Political Economy. Published on the second week of each month, these talks will be available here for public access, supporting campus-wide intellectual discourse, and welcoming all members of the Occidental College communities to engage with challenging the political and economic status quo.


Episode 7: Environmental Activism with Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo, a London-born Colombian artist, whose work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory, human rights, and environmental justice.

Episode 6: International Relations & Human Rights with Cynthia Rothschild 

Cynthia Rothschild, the current faculty director of Oxy-at-the-U.N program, discusses her UN advocacy and policy work, which has included LGBTI issues, women's rights, religious fundamentalisms, and HIV & AIDS.

Episode 5: International Security & Social Movements with Professor Phillip Ayoub

Professor Phillip Ayoub, a current faculty member in the Diplomacy & World Affairs Department at Occidental College and fellow at the Hertie Center for International Security discusses his work on sexuality and gender, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements.

Episode 4: Global Political Economy in the Age of COVID with Igor Logvinenko

Professor Igor Logvinenko, an Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs and an affiliate of the John Parke Young Initiative at Occidental College, discusses his work in the field of Global Political Economy in Russian and Eurasian Politics.

Episode 3: Global Political Economy in the Age of COVID with Kim Todd

Kim Todd, the current manager of international programs and events for the Northern California World Trade Center in Sacramento, discusses her work coordinating professional international exchanges through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Episode 2: Art as Activism with Alberto Lule

Alberto Lule, a current undergraduate art student at UCLA, discusses his recent collaborations with Oxy Arts and his work around deconstructing conceptions of the United States’ prison industrial complex, immigration, drug addiction, and mental health.

Episode 1: Art as Activism with the Cornerstone Theater Company

Members of the local Cornerstone Theatre Company discuss their pioneering model of theater that utilizes community-based, peer-to-peer engagement methods to drive social change in communities across the nation.