Podcast: Emerging Forms of Islamic Civil Society (Part I & II)

This two-part podcast series is part of a Regional Policy Dialogue organized in early 2021 by the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, in cooperation with the European Neighbourhood Council, and with the support of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue. Held over February and March 2021, the organizers gathered together a group of experts,…

Youth, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development Project

 Youth continue to be largely ignored by those in power. Rather than viewing them as important human capital, youth are often viewed with suspicion because they frequently challenge traditional norms and ways of doing things in society. These authorities fail to comprehend that putting youth to work would not only enhance economic growth, but…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Mobility Behavior in MENA & the USA

 In this episode, Dr. Joanna Moody, Research Program Manager at MIT Energy Initiative’s Mobility Systems Center, discusses her research on the people’s mobility behavior in the US and the MENA regions and how different they are and her research survey on the so-called “Car Pride” across the US and the MENA countries and how…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Alternative Fuels and Powertrains – MENA & USA

CEBC MENA · S2. Ep3: Alternative fuels and powertrains: MENA vs USA In this episode of the CEBC MENA Podcast, our guest speakers discuss the recent technological developments in new energy vehicles in the USA and the MENA regions, the impact of these technological advancements on the adoption rate of these new energy vehicles, the…

CEBC MENA Podcasts

The Hollings Center recently partnered with the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) in Abu Dhabi and the Massachusetts Institue of Technology’s Energy Initiative (MITEI) on a series of podcasts. The CEBC MENA Podcast aims to promote clean energy projects, initiatives and leaders and to raise awareness around climate change, sustainable finance, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility,…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Women in Clean Energy in MENA & the USA

In this episode, Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi of IRENA and Martha Broad of MIT Energy Initiative walk us through their personal career achievements, the challenges they faced as women in the clean energy sector and the work their organizations have been doing to encourage women to consider a career in the clean energy sector. Sustainable Development…

Outcome-Based Education in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s higher education system, Professional Development Centers (PDCs) are the core entities that function within universities to enhance the academic, professional and organizational capabilities of higher education institutions. These structural bodies are tasked with an important mission to offer capacity-building programs for the faculty members and administrative staff on continuous basis. They aim to…

Podcast: The Covid-19 and Political Transition in Kyrgyzstan

This program is the second in a series of podcasts on Central Asian international relations that aims to discuss key events and developments in the region and in its engagement with the world.  The podcast is part of a project by Dr. Eric McGlinchey and Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev on debating the region’s relationships.  The podcast…

Youth, Peace and Security Nexus: Perceptions Toward Youth

From global climate change demonstrations and strikes to protests against ruling elites, corruption, and inequality, the world witnessed mass youth protests in the last year. Despite youth’s remarkable political mobilization, their messages are often devalued or ignored. This is mainly related with the contradictory perceptions of youth as being ‘troublemakers’ or ‘victims’, or ‘agents of…