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Game-Changing Minds is a podcast by Oslo Business Forum in collaboration with Huawei. In each episode, Siri Børsum, Global VP Eco Development & Partnership at Huawei will get to know some game-changing minds, and hear their thoughts on topics like innovation, technology, leadership, and women in tech. Statements made by the guests and hosts do not necessarily represent the views of their employers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Nordic Asia Podcast is a podcast series in which experts share their insights about timely topics within Asian Studies. The series is co-hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and its partner institutions: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.
 
Welcome to Playing the Long Game, a show that's dedicated to helping B2B companies create long-lasting customer relationships. Playing the Long Game is about being human and leading with empathy through every touchpoint in the customer journey, both human and digital. I want to inspire you to think of buyers and customers as people, not as just a number. In each episode, I will bring you conversations with leading business professionals and experts who share tips, stories and advice on how t ...
 
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The world is in a midst of a renewable energy revolution, with the price of utility scale photo-voltaic solar power falling by nearly 90% between 2009 and 2019, and the price of wind power falling by 70% during the same period. Annual global investment in renewable electricity generation assets is now more than double that for fossil fuel and nucle…
 
What influence can online and visual activism have on protest movements? With a wave of anti-establishment protests sweeping over East and Southeast Asia over the past couple of years, the online phenomenon of the #MilkTeaAlliance has gained increasing international recognition. In this episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast Chiara Elisabeth Pecorari i…
 
What is China's new vision for regulating cyberspace? What does its new Data Security Law intend to do? Is China's Personal Information Protection Law comparable to Europe’s GDPR? What are the ramifications of China's plan to become a major global cyberpower in other parts of the world? In a conversation with Joanne Kuai, a visiting PhD Candidate a…
 
Aase Kvaneid’s new book explores local perceptions of climate change through ethnographic encounters with the men and women who live at the front line of climate change in the lower Himalayas. From data collected over the course of a year in a small village in an eco-sensitive zone in North India, this book presents an ethnographic account of local…
 
Why are land rights so bitterly contested in Indonesia, even after the end of Suharto’s New Order in 1998? What methods have grassroots movements used to re-possess – or to occupy – lands that have been seized by powerful entities? How come small-scale Indonesian farmers and marginalized communities crave legal recognition from the state? How did t…
 
Our relationship to paper and paper products is changing every day. Fewer newspapers and magazines are in print, but growing dependence on online retail has increased demand for cardboard packaging. Have you ever wondered how it all began? Listen to scholar on global economic history Timo Särkkä explain the history of Arabic and East Asian papermak…
 
What is happening to the labor movement in Hong Kong? Why was May Day this year such a muted commemoration? And how have recent political upheavals in Hong Kong affected the work of trade unionists there? Bill Taylor, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong, discusses the plight of organized labor in H…
 
Former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino (in office from 2010 to 2016) recently passed away at the age of just 61. How should we assess the legacy of this “accidental” president, the scion of a prominent political dynasty whose strong sense of duty made up for his complete lack of flamboyance? Prominent Philippine journalist and public intellectua…
 
In this episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast Kenneth Bo Nielsen of the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies is joined by Htwe Htwe Thein (Curtin University in Western Australia), Michael Gillan (University of Western Australia, UWA Business School) and Kristian Stokke (University of Oslo) to analyse how international governments and businesses have re…
 
Does Southeast Asia face a stark choice between aligning with China or the United States? Can we understand domestic developments in the region as driven by wider geopolitics? Can the lacklustre regional organization ASEAN play a central role in mediating these dynamics, or are individual Southeast Asian countries locked into deeply unequal bilater…
 
How seriously should we take the Chinese government’s discourse about ‘ecological civilization’? Mette Halskov Hansen argues that whatever the shortcomings of this rather grandiose notion, it offers an invaluable means of engaging China in important global debates about the future of the planet – and should not simply be glibly dismissed as an exer…
 
How can we theorize international relations by looking at how nose sizes are depicted in Asian art and literature? Why are Vietnamese immigration officials furious about the maps that appear in Chinese passports? What do Japanese gardens tell us about how nation-states are constructed and defined? And how we could re-imagine border walls as sites o…
 
What do startling photographic images of state violence from events such as the 6 October 1976 massacre at Thammasat University tell us about the nature of human rights in Thailand? In conversation with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo, Karin Zackari of Lund University discusses some of the key themes that emerge from her doctoral thesis, the first stu…
 
Feeling betrayed by liberal ideals in the US and UK, how are Chinese international students dealing with rising racism during the pandemic? Bingchun Meng from LSE talks to Joanne Kuai, a visiting PhD student at NIAS, about her latest research project, “Mediated Experience of Covid-19”, based on her students' real stories and their sophisticated ref…
 
Satoko Naito speaks to Lasse Lehtonen about his research on Japanese women singer-songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s. Focusing on popular pioneers like Yumi Matsutoya (Yūmin), Miyuki Nakajima, and Takako Okamura, Dr. Lehtonen discusses how the artists assert their agency and artistry, not necessarily through their lyrics but via what Matsutoya once…
 
Why has the military junta that seized power in Myanmar on February 1 failed to gain popular support and legitimacy? How credible are attempts by the opposition to form an alternative government in exile? Have strikes and civil disobedience run their course? Why are those opposed to the military turning towards violent resistance? And what future s…
 
How could we turn the tables on the military junta who held power in Thailand between 2014 and 2019, by using legal mechanisms to challenge the culture of impunity under which the regime operated? Like previous military coups in Thailand, the May 2014 coup was completely illegal – yet the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), as the regime c…
 
How has the study of China evolved in the Nordic region since the 1970s? What are the challenges for Danish scholars of China today? In this wide-ranging conversation, recently-retired Professor of China Studies at the University of Copenhagen - and former NIAS Director - Jørgen Delman discusses his life, his distinguished career and the changing n…
 
Western media accounts often suggest that China is rising inexorably as a global economic and political powerhouse. A new book by Luke Patey offers a more nuanced picture, focusing on the growing backlash against Chinese aspirations. Author Luke Patey, a senior researcher from the Danish Institute for International Studies, discusses his new book H…
 
In this episode Kennth Bo Nielsen of Asianettverket at the University of Oslo is joined by Niladri Chatterjee (University of Oslo), Zaad Mahmoud (Presidency University) and Arild Engelsen Ruud (University of Oslo) to analyse the results of the recently concluded West Bengal state assembly elections. The elections dealt a major blow to the expansion…
 
What is the digital divide? And what responsibility do we who work in the tech industry have to close the gap? In this episode, Siri discusses the impacts of digital divide with Jonas Henni Normann, VP Marketing & Operations at Schneider Electric in Norway and Neeru Bhardwaj, People Unit Manager from Sogeti, a part of Capgemini. See acast.com/priva…
 
In this episode Astrid Norén-Nilsson of Lund University discusses her latest research about the Cambodian online news outlet Fresh News with Duncan McCargo, the Director of NIAS. Fresh News has become an indispensable source of information for Cambodia’s political and bureaucratic elite – but just how independent is the platform from the ruling Cam…
 
This episode is from the opening session of the 2021 Thailand Update Conference, held annually at Columbia University and co-hosted by NIAS. Distinguished Thailand historian Thongchai Winichakul is in conversation with Duncan McCargo on the subject of political protests: how do the student-inspired demonstrations of 2020 compare with those of the 1…
 
Siri Børsum, Monica Beate Tvedt and Therese Sletten are role models and listed as Norway’s 50 most influential women in tech. In this episode, they discuss the importance of being a role model and the effect they have on inspiring young talent to become leaders and join the tech industry. Guests: Monica Beate Tvedt, Director of Technology at Forte …
 
In this podcast, Andrew Nathan of Columbia University talks to Duncan McCargo about the NIAS Director’s recent co-authored book, Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party (NIAS Press 2020). How far did the success of Future Forward symbolize the rise of a new and more politically conscious Generation Z, which in turn launched a wa…
 
In this episode, Kristian Stokke, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, and Marte Nilsen, Senior Researcher at PRIO, analyse the consequences of the military coup in Myanmar and the sustained popular resistance this has triggered.By NIAS and its academic partners
 
In this episode, Professor Xiangming Chen from the Trinity College in Hartford joins Andreas Bøje Forsby from NIAS to talk about his new book on `The Belt and Road Initiative as epochal regionalization´. Focusing mainly on relations between China and Southeast Asia, the conversation revolves around topics such as infrastructural connectivity projec…
 
In this episode, Arve Hansen talks to Jonathan London to get an update on politics and development in Vietnam. How do we make sense of the ‘socialist market economy’ today, what came out of the recent party congress, how does Vietnam balance its relations to China and the US, and how does Vietnam’s Covid success impact the legitimacy of the party?…
 
Frank Wedde is a brain trainer, an author, a speaker and the CEO of Memolife, an accelerated learning platform that helps people master new skills, knowledge and habits at super speed. This episode is jam packed with tips, tricks and stories of how we can all reduce stress and level up both our personal and professional lives. And who doesn’t need …
 
We start the second season off with some very relevant questions, and Siri plays jeopardy with the guests to figure out who knows more about the women of tech. Kristine Hofer Næss is the CCO in Amesto and Co-founder/Chairman at ODA, and Øystein Eriksen Søreide the CEO of Abelia. Every year they come together to find the 50 most influential women in…
 
In this episode, Adela Briansó talks to Rosalie Stolz about her latest NIAS Press book 'Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits: Sociality among the Khmu of Northern Laos.' She offers a fresh perspective on the actual lived experience of kinship based on fascinating insights from her extensive fieldwork among this upland minority group.…
 
Marianne Bratt Ricketts is CEO & Founder of Vibbio, a software-as-a-service video creation and management platform for companies of all sizes. Her passion for visual and communication and branding led her to create Vibbio, which was recently named as one of Norway's most promising start-ups for 2012 by Kampanje magazine. She’s an experienced entrep…
 
Nils Apeland is one of Norway’s most popular and experienced public speakers and PR and communication consultants. With over 25 years experience in the field of public speaking and corporate communications, Nils has helped all types of companies and business leaders, both in Norway and throughout Europe, improve the way they communicate and present…
 
Jimmyn Parc of Sciences Po speaks with Satoko Naito about the global popularity of K-pop and the history of the Korean Wave (Hallyu), highlighting significant factors like Korea-Japan political relations, copyright laws, and digitisation. Dr. Parc also explains how consumer trends and collaborations with producers from Nordic countries have contrib…
 
Christoffer Omberg is CEO & Co-founder of Oslo Business Forum (OBF), a networking and business leadership conference. Founded in 2016 by Christoffer and business partner, Marius Wang, OBF has become one of the most significant business conferences in the world in just four short years. Every year, around 3,000 business leaders gather from all over …
 
In this episode of Game-Changing Leadership Mailen and Siri talk about how technology drives innovation within the health sector. Their guest is one of the most prominent women in cancer research. Guest: Agnete B. Fredriksen, Co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Vaccibody. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Mikko Honkanen is CEO & Co-founder of Vainu, a Helsinki based company data platform. Mikko studied at the Helsinki School of Economics and at the University of Oxford and has spent the past 15 years building, scaling and managing Software as a Service companies in the Nordics, Central Europe and in the USA. In his spare time, he likes to play beach…
 
Jyrki Kallio of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs returns to the podcast to discuss Confucianism in China, including its beginnings in The Analects, key developments by Mencius, and the Ming-Qing reinterpretation of select teachings. Dr. Kallio explains to Satoko Naito the various complexities of Confucianism's internal contradictions …
 
Christine Calvert has worked with writing and communication for 30 years as a copywriter, a global web editor, lecturer and college professor. As Norway’s only Text Doctor, she was voted as 2019 best keynote speaker by Confex, holds tons of communication courses, written two books about writing and is working on her third book, as we speak. In this…
 
Join Jason Keith Fernandes and Kenneth Bo Nielsen in conversation about Fernandes’s new book 'Citizenship in a Caste Polity: Religion, Language and Belonging in Goa.' Fernandes uses his study of the way Catholics in Goa negotiate a space for themselves within the Indian nation-state to critique popular and academic discourses on secular citizenship…
 
With a hit rate is between 70-90% from call to booking a meeting. Martin has been a professional meeting booker, or what they call in the SaaS world, an SDR (Sales Development Representative) for over six years. Martin is passionate about sales and the value that Sales brings to potential customers. In December 2019, he was featured on the front pa…
 
In this episode of Game-Changing Leadership Mailen and Siri discuss how crises can bring people closer together and spur innovation. The question to answer: What mindset do you need to have as a leader to drive innovation during a crisis? Guests: Karianne U. Melleby, Director of Growth and Corporate Partnerships at StartupLab Oslo and Kristina Tuhu…
 
Karl Philip Lund, one of Norway’s leading digital marketing experts, has helped many companies such as Bli Vakker, Norwegian and Hurtigruten build online success stories. He believes that one of the most important success factors to any company is a well-functioning team. In this episode, we talk about: How stories of failure bring teams closer tog…
 
In this fascinating episode, Jacob Ricks joins Petra Desatova to talk about the politics of rice and rice prices in Thailand. Why is rice such a politically significant subject in Thailand? How have the different incarnations of the state rice policy shaped Thailand's political direction since the Second World War? And what role did rice play in th…
 
Michael Æro with Implement Consulting Group in Denmark, is “Sales Whisperer” to high performance sales companies such as Microsoft, Visma and Mastercard. In his work with companies of all sizes, he sees all too many are focused on selling product features than selling value. When you walk into a meeting to only talk about product, people blank out.…
 
In this episode, Stig Toft Madsen from NIAS - the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies joins Kenneth Bo Nielsen from the University of Oslo to talk about the liberalization of Indian agriculture and the ongoing farmers’ protests that have seen tens of thousands of Indian farmers laying siege to the national capital New Delhi for more than a month.…
 
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