S4E2: SA and US Foreign Policy, the Russia-Ukraine war and the United Nations
12 May 2022
In our second episode of season four, Dr Shingi Mtero chairs a panel of expert political analysts: Prof Suzy Graham, Prof Gilbert Khadiagala and Prof John Stremlau. They discuss South Africa’s and America’s foreign policy in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, address charges of hypocrisy, evaluate South Africa’s voting record at the United Nations and the efficacy of the current UN system.
Shingi Mtero serves on the Knowledge Network of the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa. Suzy Graham is Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg; Gilbert M. Khadiagala is the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and the Director of the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and John Stremlau is Honorary Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
In this episode we stand in solidarity with two prominent Iranian writers: Reza Khandan Mahabadi and Nargess Mohammadi. You can read more about their cases here: https://pen-international.org/news/iran-pen-international-raises-concerns-over-writers-return-to-prison
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