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New Thinking for a New World – a Tällberg Foundation Podcast

Aiming to provoke people to think — and therefore act — differently about the issues that are shaping our future, the Tällberg Foundation is sharing insights from distinguished leaders from different sectors and geographies as we explore the most pressing issues that are challenging and changing our societies.
 
 

May 21, 2020

The global Covid-19 pandemic has exposed deep fissures in the global political and economic fabric. For democracy to survive, the social contract needs to be reimagined; economies needs to be re-engineered and climate change - that is now accelerating at a pace that could quickly dwarf the consequences of the pandemic -...


May 14, 2020

What is the state of the Union? Has the American dream become American carnage? Covid-19 has laid bare many pre-existing fissures and deep distress in American society. Can the exhausted majority reassert themselves on the back of this crisis?  Will the pandemic allow the emergence of a culture of competence and...


Apr 30, 2020

Christiana Figueres—climate activist, one of the key architects of the Paris Climate Agreement and 2016 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize winner—passionately believes that the pandemic offers a unique opportunity to focus on constructive climate action.  In this New Thinking for a New World podcast, she...


Apr 23, 2020

Democracy is under huge pressure everywhere, made worse by the global pandemic.  Too many governments in too many places are failing to deliver on the basic social contract with their citizens.  In this podcast, celebrated photographer and human rights activist Shahidul Alam of Bangladesh discusses these issues from the...


Apr 16, 2020

Democracy and democratic institutions were under severe pressure well before the novel Coronavirus appeared. Could the added burden of the pandemic break the back of democracy as we have known it? How worried should we be by governments proclaiming wartime powers and instituting new kinds of location and information...