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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.

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

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.

Read the Expert Comment:

Legal Provision for Crisis Preparedness: Foresight not Hindsight

Read The World Today article:

Gandhi Shares His Vision For India 

Read Gandhi's speech:

The Future of India


Speakers: Patricia Lewis, Gitika Bhardwaj

Hosts: Agnes Frimston, Ben Horton

Sound Editor: Jamie Reed

Producer: Ben Horton

Recorded and produced at Chatham House.