Cooperadio – The Global Cooperation Podcast investigates the current state and future of Global Cooperation during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Directed toward both scholars and the general listener, the topics for individual podcast episodes largely arise from current research being done at the Centre, but the scope has also been extended into further areas of interest.
The podcast represents a building block in the larger transfer strategy of the Centre. Key amongst its foundational aims is the intention to extend the Centre’s research agenda to a wider audience in order to initiate reflections on how this diffuse system of Global Cooperation takes place in all facets of our lives.
Episodes of Cooperadio generally feature two segments. The first segment takes the form of an interview with a prominent scholar weighing-in on the topic at hand, while the second puts the spotlight on the research of one of KHK’s talented Fellows. Topics and guests are introduced by members of the Events Team and interviews are moderated by Senior Researcher and Policy Field Convener Lauren Eastwood, Centre Director Sigrid Quack and Co-Director Jan Aart Scholte.
Lauren Eastwood's primary research areas include civil society participation in policy making through the United Nations, the shifting politics of “fracking” and other forms of energy extraction, and activism in opposition to fossil fuel-based infrastructure.
She is Senior Researcher and Policy Field Convener for Climate Change and Sustainability Policy at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research. She is also Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Plattsburgh.
Sigrid Quack is currently working on two major projects: organized creativity and intellectual property rights in pharma and music; and imagined pathways to global cooperation in transnational governance.
Besides being the Director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, she is Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University Duisburg-Essen. Since May 2020 she is also President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).
Jan Aart Scholte
Jan Aart Scholte's current research interests include globalisation and social change, polycentric governing, legitimacy in global governance, global democracy, civil society in global politics, and Internet governance.
Besides being Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, he is also Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges at Leiden University and leads Leiden University’s interfaculty programme on Global Transformations and Governance Challenges (GTGC).