The IRC Podcast is Northeastern’s International Relations Council Podcast. As the Model U.N. organization on campus, podcasts will contain relevant international news and significant historical background information.
Ep. 3 – Middle East Perspectives: Qatar and the Gulf Crisis
In this episode of the International Relations Council Podcast, special guest Akshat Dhankher, the new President of the IRC, is interviewed by Shane Godek and Arief bin Johan Alimin on the current Gulf Crisis, based on Akshat’s recent fellowship in Qatar. The discussion covers the geopolitical contexts behind the blockade by Saudi Arabia and allies, as well as impacts on Qatar and the broader international community that have not necessarily been covered in mainstream news media.
Ep. 2 – Climate Change: A Foreign Policy Perspective
In this episode of the International Relations Club Podcast Keyon Rostamnezhad, VP Finance of the IRC, and Arief bin Johan Alimin, EVP of the IRC, discuss the history and international politics of climate change. Later, the two are joined by Northeastern Professor Laura Kuhl to speak about her research: climate adaptation and resilience in developing countries.
Ep. 1 – NATO
In this premiere episode of the IRC Podcast, Shane Godek, president of the IRC at Northeastern, and Alena Zafonte, Vice President of Events, discusses NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and its history with political science professor Julie Garey.