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Our short films aim to tackle tough social issues and global problems by putting the spotlight on underrepresented stories. These productions are about raising the voices of the people directly affected by the world’s most pressing and complex issues –– climate change, inequality, globalization, discrimination, displacement. Take a deep dive into our film archive and explore these topics with our film guides and discussion activities.
Course Correction (Season 2)
In the second season of Course Correction, host Nelufar Hedayat is taking on a new challenge: Listening to people she disagrees with. Each episode addresses one polarizing issue, and Nelufar will engage with people whose opinions are very different from her own — and try to keep an open mind. Nelufar will challenge her own beliefs with discussions about race and reparations, COVID-19 policy, gender rights and religion, and so much more.
Socialism: Is the Pandemic a Catalyst for Radical Change?
For many, COVID-19 has exposed the structural inequality in our societies, with young people being disproportionately affected. This debate focuses on the core principles on which societies can be built culturally and economically and considers the merits of capitalism and socialism, putting economic models and concepts such as ‘creative destruction’ in light of the current crisis. Through this unit, learners examine these core economic systems of governance by engaging with a diverse range of opinions on a sharp spectrum.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the Allied powers laid the foundations for global institutions like the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, we need global cooperation to rein in the virus and rebuild economies. Do our global institutions need to be reformed — or completely rebuilt? This is the driving question behind the debate and the lessons in this unit.
When we consider some of the world’s greatest challenges, it helps to think of them not just as complicated, but as complex. Systems thinkers often call them “wicked problems,” as they have many stakeholders with interdependencies and they resist being broken down into pieces and “solved.” Instead, they require a deeper, collaborative understanding of the problem itself before any interventions can be made. Where to begin? Systems thinking offers a path forward. Let’s dive in.
Deep Dive: Introduction
How do we create space — emotionally and intellectually — to listen to other points of view and experiences? How do we share our own ideas without fear or judgment? And how can these questions help us to view problems systemically, in all their complexity? This Deep Dive Introduction offers a selection of our resources and activities to help you get started and is designed to guide your engagement with any Doha Debates production, be it a live debate, a podcast or other media as you explore complex global issues. Each lesson also includes links to other related Deep Dive learning materials from our Better Conversations and Systems Thinking modules.
Course Correction (Season 1)
Host Nelufar Hedayat brings the tough global issues she covers in the Course Correction podcast up close by looking at them through the lens of her own history, habits, local surroundings and personal life, and then zooming out to broaden the perspective and get more information through interviews with leading experts and activists.
No one can survive more than three days without water, but a quarter of the world is running out of it. It’s a scarcity crisis on the rise, compounded by climate change. How do we get water into everyone’s hands? Who is best equipped to solve the challenge?
Recent research suggests that most of us — including Generation Z — won’t live to see gender equality achieved worldwide, a milestone that is almost 100 years away. Awareness of this fact has fueled conversations around how to address this, and in this debate, our experts discuss one possible solution: quotas.