Global ISSues podcast

International development examined close up

International development examined up-close

Global ISSues is the first official podcast of ISS and a platform for sharing our collective stories and first-hand experiences related to international development and social change. This medium amplifies voices that are a part of ISS to explore the changing global landscape in current affairs and shifting paradigms through insightful and eye-opening conversations.

Listen on the go

Whether you are on the train, in motion, or at the office, you can listen to each episode of our podcast wherever you are by downloading the SoundCloud application on your Android or Apple mobile device. You can also visit our Soundcloud profile on your desktop.

Our episodes


Episode 2: Dispatches from a (pandemic) academic year: Stories of struggle and solidarity from ISS students

In this episode co-produced with ISS students, hosts Surabhi Srivastava and Natalia Abril Bonilla speak with students from Colombia, India, Jordan and Uganda in this eye-opening discussion on their journeys to study in The Hague amid the crises happening in their home countries. Together, they weave stories of solidarity and connections they forged as a community at ISS.

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Episode 1: Covid-19, Black Lives Matter and Climate Change

Our first episode features a live recording of the debate that took place at ISS in October 2020 on three crises in the world: COVID-19, climate change and Black Lives Matter. Hosted by the Rector of ISS, Inge Hutter, and journalist Marcia Luyten, the debate featured a lively discussion between Aminata Cairo, Murat Arsel and Wendy Harcourt.

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About our hosts

Co-hosts Surabhi Srivastava (left) and Natalia Abril Bonilla (right) set the tone for the conversations heard on Global ISSues. 

Surabhi Srivastava is currently an MA candidate at ISS and has worked in the development sector in India for more than seven years. She has used podcasting in her work to increase awareness about issues pertaining to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive rights, and co-produced and co-hosted the podcast 'The Reproductive Justice Happy Hour' from 2017-2019. 

Natalia Abril Bonilla is currently an MA candidate in Social Policy and Development at ISS. She is a journalist and a sociologist with five years of experience as an academic researcher, communication strategist and investigative reporter in Latin America. 

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