Dive deep into the world's most pressing issues with podcast host Nelufar Hedayat as she immerses herself in humanity's greatest challenges.
About the Series
Challenge yourself to change the world
Join host Nelufar Hedayat as she tackles the most pressing global problems in a very personal way. Can she live on less than 50 liters of water a day or make it a week without using plastic? From climate change to the gender pay gap, Course Correction dives deep into each topic, as Nelufar hears from local activists and experts, and challenges herself to understand the issues firsthand.
Course Correction is a production of Doha Debates and Qatar Foundation.
My Refugee Story: The Toughest Conversation I’ve Ever Had with My Mom
Host Nelufar Hedayat and her family fled Afghanistan as refugees. This is their story.
Cape Town: What Happens When a City Runs Dry?
To better understand global water scarcity, Nelufar lives on 50 liters of water a day.
COVID-19 Will Change the World Forever
This week, we chat with Dr. Parag Khanna and Dr. Jason Hickel about the novel coronavirus.
Sal Khan: Real Lessons on Virtual Learning
Nelufar speaks with Sal Khan about internet inequality and the future of education in a post COVID-19 world.
Marc Lamont Hill: Racism & Refugees
Journalist Marc Lamont Hill talks about the role racism plays in the global refugee crisis.
Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint
Nelufar gets an unpleasant surprise when she finds out the size of her own carbon footprint.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein: In Defense of Human Rights
Nelufar talks to veteran diplomat Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein about checking government power.
Kicking Our Plastic Habit
Nelufar tries to live without single-use plastics and learns that just recycling isn’t enough.
Veena Sahajwalla: Turning Trash into Treasure
Meet scientist Veena Sahajwalla. She’s inventing new ways to turn trash into useful items.
Love, Hate and the Power of Listening
Nelufar learns why conflict resolution is more about confronting ourselves than others.
Georgie Badiel: Journey to the Well
As a girl, Georgie Badiel walked three hours for water. Now her foundation builds wells.
This Isn’t a Game: The Fight for Equal Pay in Soccer
Nelufar learns that soccer is more than just a game — it’s a battlefield for equality.
Anand Giridharadas: Speaking Truth to Billionaires
This author says that changing the world starts with challenging capitalist power structures.
Is Globalization Good for Us?
What would it take to live without globalization — and is that even possible?
Standing up to Big Data
Nelufar takes a deep dive into data privacy.
Targeted for Telling the Truth
In a special live episode from the Sundance Film Festival, Nelufar talks to journalist Maria Ressa.
Joy Buolamwini: Artificial Intelligence For All
Artificial intelligence has as much racial and gender bias as the people who create it.
Ending Period Poverty
Nelufar explores why taboos around menstruation still exist and how we can break the silence.
How “Course Correction” Changed My Life
In our final episode of the season, Nelufar talks to her friend and conflict resolution expert Dr. Govinda Clayton.
Introducing Course Correction – A New Podcast From Doha Debates