The newest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (CEU) President and Rector, Shalini Randeria, features Georgi Derluguian, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University's Abu Dhabi campus.
Born in the Soviet Union, Derluguian experienced its breakup as a young social scientist and moved to the United States, where he completed his PhD in sociology at the State University of New York. He is a historian of the USSR and its aftermath.
The latest episode "Geopolitics of the War in Ukraine" released on March 16 explores the geopolitical, economic and social implications of the current war in Ukraine. The in-depth historical analysis - both of the current Russian invasion in Ukraine, and the larger global context - outlines how the war can be understood as a world war, which involves the rethinking and remaking of a world order.
For each episode of Democracy in Question, Randeria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer and subscribe here.
Series four of Democracy in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where Randeria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one and two of the podcast.