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The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund provides a space for students and those interested in exploring the world of politics and foreign affairs. It was founded in 1935 to disseminate information and encourage debate on international economic and political issues. With over 800 members, it is one of the largest student organizations in Sweden that focus on foreign affairs. Welcome to our radio channel! You can find all of our material on www.theperspective.se or on The Perspective UPF Lund’s Facebook page. Welcome to our radio channel! You can find all of our material on www.theperspective.se or on The Perspective UPF Lund’s Facebook page.
||The End of the Free Internet?||"The Internet will dramatically change", "No this is just a radical lobbying campaign from the Tech gigants". The opinions are many and strong about EU's new legislation. The last podcast of the semester features reactions and opinions from EU parliamentarian Max Andersson (MP), Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige's CEO Mats Lindberg and professor from the Faculty of Law in Lund Aurelija Lukoseviciene. Tune in before it's turned down! Authors: Jonatan Klefbom and Maximin Orsero.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Perceptions of Charity||Musikhjälpen, a charity event originating from the Netherlands is starting its eleventh year right here in Lund at Stortorget from the 10th to the 16th of December. The concept entails three celebrity hosts locked in a radio studio to air 24 hours a day for 6 days straight to collect money for a chosen cause. It has been a huge hit in Sweden, last year over 74 million kronor was raised for charities combating child trafficking. In this podcast we will delve deeper into the perception of charity in other countries, questioning if the same concept of Musikhjälpen could work there. And to tell us a little bit more about this year’s Musikhjälpen and the perception of charity in Sweden we have talked to Anna Johannessen, head producer of this year’s Musikhjälpen.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Musikhjälpen – Live Show||The charity show “Musikhjälpen” is running in Lund! In the studio Ella describes the background to her interview with Musikhjälpen’s head producer, Anna Johannessen. On her side are Jonatan, Karolina and Jonatan and we all reflect upon charity as a phenomenon.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||NYC Travel Diary - Part 3||The third chapter of our NYC Travel Diary is out now! Accompany our travellers to their meetings with NASDAQ and the Human Right activist Ahmed Khan. Our foreign correspondent Bella provides us this week with some interesting interviews. So if you didn’t have the chance to join the trip to the city that never sleeps: Tune in!||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||NYC Travel Diary - Part 2||It’s time for the first update from the UPF travel crew! Isabella takes over the recorder and interviews her fellow travel mates about their flight. We also get to hear some fans’ views on the NFL game between NY Jets and New England Patriots. So sit back, tune in and forget about the cold, dark Lund for a minute by following the UPF travel crew on their amazing journey!||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||NYC Travel Diary - Part 1||UPF is going to New York City and The Radio Committee offers an opportunity to catch up with them. The first update is an interview with the heads of The Travel Committee, Colette Simonne Heefner and Matilda Wilhelmsson, together with Radio’s foreign correspondent, Isabella Mansour. The heads reveal why they decided to go to NYC and some events from the schedule. As well, Colette and Matilda explain how the application for the Travel Committee works!||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Heroes and Villains - Live Show||The podcast is a recap of the live show from The Perspective Radio on the theme “Heroes and Villains”. The show starts with an introduction from Olga who also gives a brief overview of Julian Assange’s persona. She then opens up the topic for a discussion: should Assange, and whistleblowing as a phenomenon be seen as a hero or doomed as a villain? Afterwards, another radio member, Tom, presents the article he has written in the newly released UPF Magazine. The article is based on an interview with “H” and focuses on why the discussion about wearing a headscarf is so intense in Europe these days. Then Isak brings up the issue of legalizing marijuana, which has become a very lucrative business for countries in Southern Africa. And finally, Jonatan finishes the show with a game he calls “Veroes and Hillains”.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Raving Iran||In tyrannical countries, the media in all forms is typically controlled. For example, in Iran, the regime restricts content that is not aligned with their agenda. The publishing of pro-reformist and Western material results in severe punishment. In spite of the adversities, people are taking the risk and rising up against the repression and dangers they may face. This podcast is inspired by two Iranian protagonists who both adhere to their restrictions and arrange illegal events in the desert. In their documentary ”Raving Iran,” these two protagonist struggle to follow their passion yet overcame the many odds by not surrendering to the regime. Yasamen Sharif Manesh, an Iranian independent filmmaker, shares her thoughts with us on the role of art as a form of political expression, in Iran.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Universal Basic Income - Utopia or Dystopia?||Few other social reforms get the same strong reaction as the suggestion of an unconditionally periodic payment to all citizens. The discussion about universal basic income does not only take place between right- and left-wing parties. It very often occurs within traditional ideologies. However, the clash generally narrows down to whatever this is a threat or a solution to our social problems. The podcast includes perspectives from Andreas Bergh, professor in Economics at Lund University, and Shayan Saalabi, student at University of California, Los Angeles. Author: Jonatan Klefbom||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Kurdish Question in Syria||Alex and Tialda in their podcast speculate about the fate of the Kurdish people living in Northern Syria. They briefly look into the history of Kurdish separatism and talk about the future of Kurds in light of the current political climate.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|