Monthly Archives: December 2016

YJIA Podcast – A Conversation with Seyla Benhabib



Philosopher and political scientist Seyla Benhabib discusses immigration, the refugee crisis, and the fate of liberalism around the world. How does the current refugee crisis compare to others in history? Which countries have shown the best response to the refugee question? What do the US election, Brexit, and the rise of nativist factions across Europe mean for liberalism and the global protection of the rights of the individual?


YJIA Podcast: A Conversation With Daniel Magaziner



YJIA spoke to Professor Daniel Magaziner about the role of history in understanding African politics today, drawing on the examples of post-apartheid South Africa and post-1994 Rwanda. Professor Magaziner discussed the recent student activism in South Africa and what the current struggles of the ANC reflect about the failures of the post-apartheid liberation movement. He also examined the extent to which western attitudes to ‘Africa’ as a continent are changing.