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Season 2 Intro: When Technology Meets Political Economy

Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

Release Date: 09/22/2018

Technology Diffusion & the Rise of Asia: Parag Khanna in Conversation with Azeem Azhar show art Technology Diffusion & the Rise of Asia: Parag Khanna in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

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Parag Khanna is a leading international relations expert, who recently published a new book "The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century". Azeem and Parag discuss the law of technology diffusion, break common myths about Asia's development, and question whether the future belongs to cities or nation-states.

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Overcoming the Epistemic Crisis: Elif Shafak in Conversation with Azeem Azhar show art Overcoming the Epistemic Crisis: Elif Shafak in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

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Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish author and human rights activist. She has published 16 books, 10 of which are novels. The New York Review of Books called her latest novel "Three Daughters of Eve" a 'marvelous lesson in multiculturalist angst, the clash between modernity and tradition, and the vicissitudes of personal struggle'.

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Regulating the Cyberspace: Marietje Schaake in Conversation with Azeem Azhar show art Regulating the Cyberspace: Marietje Schaake in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

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Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP). The Wall Street Journal called her "Europe's most wired politician", and Politico named her the "ultimate digital MEP". Marietje is the Member of the Committee on International Trade, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the US, and she established a Digital Agenda intergroup, gathering Members of the Parliament who are interested in addressing the future of digital technologies.

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Making Sense of the Data-Rich World with Graph Databases: Emil Eifrem and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Making Sense of the Data-Rich World with Graph Databases: Emil Eifrem and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Emil Eifrem is the CEO and co-founder of Neo4j, the graph database platform powering some of the largest companies today. Emil is the creator of the property graph model and he coined the term "graph database" to describe the technology that would change how we understand big data. Neo4j's technology was used to reveal the rogue offshore financial relationships in the largest journalist leak ever, the Panama Papers.

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The State of Artificial intelligence: Jack Clark and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art The State of Artificial intelligence: Jack Clark and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Jack Clark is Policy Director at OpenAI. He has contributed to the development of the AI Index, an AI forecasting and progress initiative that is part of the Stanford One Hundred Year Study on AI.

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Quantified Self, Data Ownership & Sociological Approach to Technology: Gina Neff and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Quantified Self, Data Ownership & Sociological Approach to Technology: Gina Neff and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Gina Neff is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. She studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact work.

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Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Michael Liebreich is a leading global expert on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development. He founded New Energy Finance in 2004, which was acquired by Bloomberg in 2009.

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Diplomacy in the Age of GAFA: Casper Klynge and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Diplomacy in the Age of GAFA: Casper Klynge and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Casper Klynge is the world's first Tech Ambassador. His appointment in 2017 marked a new phase in diplomacy and international relations, and the first time a nation state deployed an Ambassador to represent its citizens to the world's most powerful technology companies.

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Doughnut Economics, Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century: Kate Raworth and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Doughnut Economics, Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century: Kate Raworth and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Kate Raworth is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate is focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges.

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Space Innovation, Fixing the Earth and Youth Empowerment: Anousheh Ansari and Azeem Azhar in Conversation show art Space Innovation, Fixing the Earth and Youth Empowerment: Anousheh Ansari and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

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Anousheh Ansari is the world's first female private space explorer. She is the CEO of X Prize, an organisation which supports radical breakthrough solutions to some of today's greatest challenges.

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Why are we dedicating a whole podcast season to technology and political economy? Your host, Azeem Azhar discusses this in the introduction. Tl;dr: we are witnessing a wholesale rewriting of the rules of the global political economy under the force of changing technologies.