Democracy in Practice
By Club de Madrid
Democracy in PracticeNov 22, 2021
Women's leadership in Africa
Ms. Jokate Urban Mwegelo, District Commissioner of Korogwe, Tanzania, and Carla Carvalho, member and founder of Cape Verdean Association for the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence, discuss women's leadership and their role in politics on a continent like Africa. This podcast episode is part of The Charter Project Africa. It is co-funded by the European Union and its contents are the sole responsibility of The Charter Project Africa and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
Women, Minorities and Leadership with Sima Samar
Appointed Vice Chairperson of the Afghan Interim Administration and Minister of Women's Affairs in 2001, Dr. Sima Samar headed the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission for 17 years. We now have her on our podcast to talk to us about the situation of women and minorities in Afghanistan.
Diversity and young political leaders, with Yannick Shetty
We talk about diversity and the importance of the participation of youth in politics with Mr. Yannick Shetty. He is the youngest member of the Austrian Parliament. He participates in the Committees on Buildings and Housing, Consumer Protection, Equal Treatment, Sports, Environment, Education, Accounting, and Incompatibility. He is also the party’s spokesperson on issues regarding LGBTQI+, inclusion, youth and sports.
Inclusive leadership and youth participation in Africa, with Timothy Mtambo and Lennon Monyae
We discussed inclusive leadership and youth participation in Africa with Mr. Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo, former Minister for Civic Education and National Unity in Malawi, and Mr. Lennon Monyae, Youth Liaison Officer and Researcher of the African Peer Review Mechanism. This podcast episode is part of Political Voices for Inclusion, a Club de Madrid initiative, in collaboration with The Charter Project Africa. It is co-funded by the European Union and its contents are the sole responsibility of The Charter Project Africa and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
Promoviendo el liderazgo inclusivo y la igualdad, con Epsy Campbell
La ex vicepresidenta de Costa Rica Epsy Campbell participa en el podcast 'Democracy in Practice' para explicar su importante labor en la promoción de la inclusión y la igualdad y cuáles son los siguientes pasos a seguir en este sentido. Campbell es la primera mujer afrocostarricense y la segunda mujer afrodescendiente en ocupar un alto cargo como el de vicepresidenta en el continente americano. Actualmente es miembro del Foro Permanente de Afrodescendientes de las Naciones Unidas, desde donde sigue trabajando para promover la igualdad de género y la inclusión de los pueblos afrodescendientes.
Successful approaches to inclusive leadership with Anna Tarhata Basman
Atty. Anna Tarhata S. Basman is currently one of the Deputy Floor Leaders of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, in the Philippines. Today, reflecting on her own background and experiences, Ms. Basman will share with us her perspective on successful approaches to inclusive leadership. Ms. Basman is a champion of the topic, through her extensive work on the rehabilitation of Marawi as well as through her role as chair on the committee on accounts and the Sub-committee on Disadvantaged.
Pandemic Convention with Barbara Stocking, Chair of the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention
Today we will be discussing with Barbara Stocking, Chair of the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (PGPHC), the need of creating a global instrument to build a robust global public health system. Over the past 2 years, Club de Madrid (CdM) has worked with the PGPHC to prioritise the reform of the global public health system to ensure a global health architecture capable of preventing future pandemics, while also supporting the recommendations of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Prevention and Response (IPPPR), the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), and others. Specifically, CdM and the PGPHC focused their advocacy on the need for a global treaty, convention, or international agreement and brought this to the decision-making levels in the UN system.
Strategic Relationship between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, with Richard Youngs and María Fernanda Espinosa
In this episode of the 'Democracy in Practice' series, Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and María Fernanda Espinosa, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and the 73rd President of the United Nations General Assembly, discuss and reflect on the strategic relationship between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean, in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the second half of 2023.
International Day of Democracy with Helen Clark and El Orden Mundial
In commemoration of International Day of Democracy 2022, Helen Clark – Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Member of Club de Madrid – and El Orden Mundial – the world's most read international affairs online magazine in Spanish – discuss the current state of democracies in a context of simultaneous crises and their possible solutions, as a starting point for the upcoming Club de Madrid Annual Policy Dialogue "Leading in a World of Converging Crises".
NATO Summit in Madrid with Alexander Stubb and Mircea Geoanã
Following the recent NATO Summit in Madrid, Alexander Stubb –former Prime Minister of Finland, Member of Club de Madrid, and current Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute– and Mircea Geoanã –Deputy Secretary-General of NATO– take stock and reflect on the results of the recent Summit, its conclusions and the immediate effects on topics such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the possible accession of Sweden and Finland to the defence alliance, and the relationship with China.
World Refugee Day with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and Patrick Youssef
In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Patrick Youssef, Regional Director for Africa of the International Committee of the Red Cross and an old friend of Club de Madrid, is discussing with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Latvia from 1999 to 2007 –the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state–, and former President of Club de Madrid. She was a refugee herself and fled from war-torn Latvia to spend more than 50 years in exile, to return afterwards and become President.
Our two protagonists talk about current refugee crises, forcibly displaced persons around the world, migrants' rights, war-related humanitarian problems, exclusive narratives towards refugees, and possible solutions.
Cambio climático y el liderazgo de las mujeres, con Laura Chinchilla y María Fernanda Espinosa
En el marco de Estocolmo+50 en la semana del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, Laura Chinchilla, expresidenta de Costa Rica y actual vice-presidenta de Club de Madrid, conversa con María Fernanda Espinosa, expresidenta de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas y miembro de Group of Women Leaders, sobre cambio climático y el liderazgo de las mujeres.
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace with Danilo Türk and Ilona Szabo de Carvalho
On the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Danilo Türk – professor of international law, human rights expert, former President of Slovenia and current President of Club de Madrid – is discussing with llona Szabo de Carvalho – Brazilian political scientist and civic entrepreneur, co-founder and executive director of the Igarapé Institute – some of the hottest topics on the multilateral agenda.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has just appointed both of them to the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism along with 10 other leaders and experts.
Youth engagement, minority inclusion, and democratic backsliding with Kim Campbell
Bonus Episode in collaboration with The East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC).
Prime Minister of Canada (1993) Kim Campbell joins Bincheng Mao, chief editor of Inclusion Advocate and founder of the ECC, to discuss youth engagement in public service, minority inclusion, and her vision for Club de Madrid in preventing democratic backsliding.
Democracia y desarrollo sostenible, con Ricardo Lagos y Cristina Manzano
En el sexto episodio de esta serie especial del 20 aniversario del Club de Madrid, el expresidente de Chile (2000-2006) y Miembro de Club de Madrid, Ricardo Lago; conversa sobre desarrollo sostenible con Cristina Manzano, directora de EsGlobal y representante de una de las fundaciones constituyentes de Club de Madrid.
In our sixth episode of this 20th-anniversary series, the former President of Chile (2000-2006) and Member of Club de Madrid, Ricardo Lagos, talks about sustainable development with Cristina Manzano, Director of EsGlobal and Representative of Club de Madrid's Constituent Foundations.
Nicaragua: El hundimiento de la democracia, con Sergio Ramírez y Cristina Manzano
En el quinto episodio de la serie de podcasts de Club de Madrid 'Democracy in Practice', Sergio Ramírez, Escritor y Vicepresidente de Nicaragua entre el 1985 y el 1990; y Cristina Manzano, Directora de EsGlobal y Represente de Fundación Constituyente del Club de Madrid conversan sobre el hundimiento de la democracia en Nicaragua. En un intento de silenciar la voces de la oposición e infringiendo los derechos humanos, el régimen de Ortega emitió una orden de arresto para Rodrígez.
In the fifth episode of the 'Democracy in Practice' series, Sergio Ramírez, Writer and Vice President of Nicaragua (1985-1990), and Cristina Manzano, EsGlobal Director and Representative of Club de Madrid's Constituent Foundation, discuss the collapse of Nicaraguan democracy in recent years. The Ortega regime, in an attempt to silence dissent and infinging human rights, recently issued an arrest warrant for Mr Ramírez.
You can watch a video version with English subtitles here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1WyiVwEuzs
Democracia en español, con Felipe González y Laura Chinchilla
En el cuarto episodio de la serie de podcasts de Club de Madrid 'Democracy in Practice', Felipe González, Miembro de Club de Madrid y expresidente del gobierno de España; y Laura Chinchilla, Vice Presidenta de Club de Madrid y expresidenta de Costa Rica (2010-2014) conversan sobre el estado de la democracia en América Latina y en Europa.
In the fourth episode of the 'Democracy in Practice' series, Felipe González, Member of Club de Madrid & Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996), and Laura Chinchilla, Vice President of Club de Madrid and President of Costa Rica (2010-2014), discuss the state of democracy in Latin America and in Europe.
View on Youtube with English Subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2epJbAGqQ8
Democracy and Inclusion, with Helen Clark and Susana Malcorra
In the third episode of the 'Democracy in Practice' series, Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), and Susan Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Public and Global Affairs, discuss global efforts for social inclusion, hate speech, gender equality and youth participation in democratic institutions.
Democratic Leadership in Transition and Consolidation with José Manuel Ramos Horta and Ted Piccone
In the second episode of this series, President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012), José Manuel Ramos Horta, and the Chief Engagement Officer at the World Justice Project, Ted Piccone, discuss democratic leadership in transition and consolidation, reflect on the role of international organisations, and analyse the current situation in Myanmar.