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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.

Season 2, Episode 3: Art and Memorialization as Truth-telling

Our final episode of 2021 features the voices of Emma Boast, Gail Kennard, and Hilary Malson–urban planning, art, and memorialization exper–who will highlight the crucial roles that art and memorialization, public space, and our built environment play in truth-telling processes and uplifting narratives that have been and continue to be suppressed.

Season 2, Episode 2: Truth-telling in the U.S. with Dr. David Fakunle and Mr. Allan-Charles Chipman

Dr. Favid Fakunle and Mr. Allan-Charles Chipman join the Young Podcast to discuss current truth-telling processes in the U.S. and provide their thoughts on the future of truth-telling.

Season 2, Episode 1: Truth-telling 101 with Ashley Quarcoo, Virgnie Ladisch, and Cristián Correa

Expert academics and practitioners, Ashley Quarcoo, Virginie Ladisch, and Cristián Correa discuss how truth-telling opens paths for reckoning with histories that continue to plague societies struggling with past wrongs -- from genocide to slavery to ongoing systemic violence -- and how truth-telling processes can help the U.S. reckon with its history of structural racism and ethnic discrimination.

Season 1, 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.

Seaon 1, 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.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1 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.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1, 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.