First, how have our ancestors dealt with earlier changes in the climate and environment? What does it tell us about our current situation? [ dur: 25 mins. ]
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- Professor Simon Holdaway is the Head of School, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Auckland and the author of “A Record in Stone: The Study of Australia’s Flaked Stone Artefacts” and “Geoarchaeology of Aboriginal Landscapes in Semi-arid Australia“. His publication includes, The Effects of Holocene Landscape Changes on the Formation of the Archaeological Record in the Fayum Basin, Egypt
Then, our guest argues that strong leaders are not necessarily the best leaders, particularly for democracies. What does history tell us about the best kind of leader for society? We are joined by Professor Archie Brown author of The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age. This is part two of a two part interview. Part one can be found here. [ dur: 20 mins. ]
- Archie Brown is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Oxford University. His books include “The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age“, “The Gorbachev Factor” and “The Rise and Fall of Communism“.
Finally, what becomes of the children who are abducted and forced into sex slavery and child soldiering? Our guest Jane Ekayu, a child trauma therapist, is helping children heal and rebuild their lives. [ dur: 13 mins. ]
- Jane Ekayu, Founder and Executive Director Children of Peace, Uganda.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.