Covid-19 has worsened prison conditions worldwide. This week we explore the human rights implications of the pandemic on prisons. [ dur: 32mins. ]
- Steve Swerdlow is Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Rights in the Department of Political and International Relations at the University of Southern California. He was Senior Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. He has co-authored reports on violations of freedom of expression and the crackdown of media freedom in Azerbaijan and has conducted human rights field research in the region. His recent article for CABAR.asia is Rehabilitation Here and Now: Pursuing Transitional Justice in Uzbekistan
- John Raphling is Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch. He is the author of the report Averting an imminent catastrophe: Recommendations to US Local, State, Federal Officials to Covid-19 in jails and prisons.
China is winning the race for autonomous cars, despite inherent advantages for the United States. We explore this race and why China is winning. [ dur: 26mins. ]
- Phillip Wilcox received his M.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. His expertise is in analyzing the economic, political, and security dynamics between U.S. and China. He is the author of The Future is Autonomus : The US and China Race to Develop the Driverless Car.
This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.