South Sudan is in crisis with tens of millions of people at risk of starvation over the next six months, according to the World Food Program. The conflict there has taken thousands of lives and forced millions to flee their homes. What is the scope of the problem? And what can be done to help the young country and its citizens. [ dur: 29mins. ]
- Alex de Waal, Executive Director World Peace Foundation, Research Professor at Fletcher School. Tuft University. Website Justice Africa. He is the author of following books, The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power , Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa , Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism , Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan , Young Africa: Realising the Rights of Children and Youth .
Then, why do people seem to know so little about politics? And what does that mean for democracy? We speak with Arthur Lupia author of Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It. [ dur; 29mins. ]
- Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Chair of National Research Council’s Roundtable on the Application of Behavioral and Social Science. He is the co-author of The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know?, Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality, and the author of his latest book Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It.
This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.