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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Apr 30, 2020

This week Agnes speaks to Patricia Lewis about how states can learn the lessons from our coronavirus response, and better prepare for future pandemics. Then Ben meets Gitika Bhardwaj to find out about a speech given at Chatham House in 1931 by Mahatma Gandhi, as part of his campaign for Indian independence.

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Apr 23, 2020

This week, Agnes speaks to Chatham House Senior Press Officer Jordan Lim about the challenges facing governments and the media as they try to communicate effectively during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Then Ben discusses the prospect of justice for the Rohingya community, with Sandra Smits from the Asia-Pacific Programme....

Apr 16, 2020

Undercurrents returns from remote corners of lockdown UK to discuss how the EU has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and to find out how celebrity interacts with politics. 

This week, Ben speaks to Pepijn Bergsen about the economic impact of Europe's lockdown measures, and the challenges facing the Eurozone as the...

Apr 9, 2020

After a short hiatus Undercurrents will return in a few days.

In the meantime we are bringing you an excerpt from The Climate Briefing, a new podcast series from the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House.

Ben speaks to Jennifer Austin, Policy Director of the We Mean Business Coalition, about the...