Hot Seat #1 – Review of the German Council Presidency, Europe & the Middle East and 10 Years of IFAIR with Prof. Dr. Hanna Pfeifer
This is the first episode of IFAIR’s new podcast Hot Seat, a show where young people interview & debate with policymakers, academics and journalists about current hot topics in world politics and what it means to work in the field of international affairs.
For our very first podcast – and because it’s the 10th anniversary of IFAIR – we sat down with Prof. Dr. Hanna Pfeifer, co-founder of IFAIR and currently Assistant Professor for Political Science with a Focus on Radicalisation and Violence Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt (and not Assistant Professor of International Relations as we wrongly stated in the podcast).
We first recap the first months of the German Council Presidency to then talk about the situation in Lebanon and the EU’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East. To top it off, as a celebration of our 10th anniversary, we discuss how IFAIR was created and what it means to get involved in International Relations as a young person.
Small rectification post-recording: In the episode, we wrongly state that Prof. Dr. Hanna Pfeifer has lived in Lebanon for a few years. In fact, she was there for several months.
This episode was recorded on the 28th of August, 2020.