Course Correction

For the second season of Doha Debates' podcast Course Correction, host Nelufar Hedayat is trying to open her mind — to people she disagrees with. Many of the world's biggest issues are also the most polarizing, so in each episode, Hedayat explores one of those topics and talks to people who challenge her views. She’ll talk to activists, authors, scientists and even a former head of state, looking for advice on how to be more inclusive of people whose views she opposes. And in each episode, she'll work to identify solutions and bridge gaps on divisive issues like reparations and race, COVID policy and the limits of free speech.


Course Correction is a production of Doha Debates and Qatar Foundation, with help from Foreign Policy.

Society & Culture
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S2: Refugees and the fight against populism
In the season two finale, host Nelufar Hedayat looks at how populist rhetoric has affected refugees worldwide
37 min
2
S2: Palestine, Israel and the courage of dialogue
The power and limitations of dialogue
42 min
3
S2: Masculinity, feminism and the fight for gen...
Nelufar talks to the author of "I Hate Men" and a roundtable of men about "lad culture," feminism and gender equality
35 min
4
S2: Fixing the generational wealth gap
Host Nelufar Hedayat and her sister Fatema go apartment hunting and find out just how unattainable home ownership is for their generation.
34 min
5
S2: Fear the robots? AI, automation and equity
Host Nelufar Hedayat explores the economic and social considerations around automation and artificial intelligence.
30 min
6
S2: Does French secularism promote freedom or s...
Host Nelufar Hedayat examines France's Laïcite or "secularism" laws, which discourage religious involvement in public life.
37 min
7
S2: How alarmist should we be about climate cha...
How do we work together to address climate change when there's no consensus on the solution?
34 min
8
S2: Can "cancel culture" go too far?
Nelufar hosts a roundtable discussion on cancel culture to try and parse when, if ever, canceling someone is appropriate.
37 min
9
S2: The Disrupters: Using free speech for good ...
The double-edged sword of free speech
34 min
10
S2: Disinformation: How can we beat "fake news"?
32 min
11
S2: Reparations: Can we right historical wrongs?
Can reparations begin to repair systemic racism?
34 min
12
S2: COVID-19: When is the cure worse than the p...
What is best for society when we do things with shared interests in mind, versus looking out for individual needs?
34 min
13
Season 2 Trailer
2 min
14
S1: How Course Correction Changed My Life
21 min
15
S1: Targeted for Telling the Truth
24 min
16
S1: Ending Period Poverty
32 min
17
S1: Joy Buolamwini: Artificial Intelligence For...
20 min
18
S1: Standing up to Big Data
37 min
19
S1: Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein: In Defense of Human ...
18 min
20
S1: Sal Khan: Real Lessons on Virtual Learning
20 min
21
S1: Love, Hate and the Power of Listening
24 min
22
S1: COVID-19 Will Change the World Forever
33 min
23
S1: Marc Lamont Hill: Racism & Refugees
22 min
24
S1: Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint
33 min
25
S1: Anand Giridharadas: Speaking Truth to Billi...
25 min
26
S1: Is Globalization Good for Us?
31 min
27
S1: Veena Sahajwalla: Turning Trash into Treasure
19 min
28
S1: Kicking Our Plastic Habit
27 min
29
S1: This Isn't a Game: The Fight for Equal Pay ...
28 min
30
S1: Georgie Badiel: Journey to the Well
17 min
31
S1: Cape Town: What Happens When a City Runs Dry?
24 min
32
S1: My Refugee Story: The Toughest Conversation...
28 min
33
Course Correction — Season 1 Trailer
Introducing Course Correction, a new podcast from Doha Debates hosted by Nelufar Hedayat.
2 min