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Undercurrents is a new podcast series from Chatham House. Agnes Frimston and Ben Horton interview Chatham House experts about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society.

Chatham House is an independent policy institute based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.


Jun 27, 2019

In the latest episode Ben speaks to Hussein Kesvani about the impact of the internet on British Muslim society. 

What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and your views on religious extremists. But...

Jun 13, 2019

This week the team explore the changed political landscape in Europe after the European Parliamentary Elections, and discover the obstacles to sustainable development in Colombia. 

Average voter turnout across the continent in the recent European elections was higher than at any time since the turn of the century. Agnes...

May 30, 2019

At least 420 million children globally – almost one in five children – are now affected by armed conflict. The nature of warfare is changing – with devastating impact on children.

At the See Me Safe Centenary Symposium, organised by Save the Children and Chatham House, experts and campaigners gathered to discuss...

May 23, 2019

To mark the 2019 European parliamentary elections the Undercurrents team speak to Elisabeth von Hammerstein, Programme Director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung, about the political outlook in Germany. 

They discuss among other things the rise of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland,...

May 20, 2019

In a bonus episode of Undercurrents, Chatham House Director Robin Niblett travels to California to discuss the linkages between technology and international affairs with Casper Klynge, Denmark's Tech Ambassador. 

This podcast is a collaboration with Techplomacy Talk. Listen to more from that series