In episode seven, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani examines the demographic and economic forces that have caused mass protest across the Middle East. She says that a combination of an educated population, economic inequality and open Internet access have been lead factors in the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, and also discusses the situation in Iran, Bahrain and Libya.
In episode six, human rights expert Andrew Thompson discusses the state of international human rights and how they are governed by global institutions. He says that, despite overall advancements in advancing rights, applying them consistently is an outstanding governance issue.
In episode five, CIGI Senior Fellow Jason Blackstock discusses the state of international climate negotiations, why they have stagnated, and ideas for revitalizing global talks. He also addresses the prospect of geoengineering, and the governance challenges that surround deliberately manipulating the Earth's climate to counteract the effects of global warming.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine discusses his new co-edited book <The Dark Side of Globalization. The book addresses the question: how can governments, international organizations and civil society mute the baleful effects of globalization while maximizing the beneficial consequences?
In episode four, CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon discusses the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change, and how new technologies and international governance can help find solutions.