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Rob Kajiwara is an Indigenous Luchuan (Okinawan / Uchinanchu) activist, scholar, and musician based in Okinawa City. He is president of the Peace For Okinawa Coalition dedicated to promoting Luchuan culture, history, languages, and rights. In 2018-19 Kajiwara petitioned to stop the illegal construction of the U.S. military base at Henoko, Okinawa receiving over 212,000 signatures. Since then he has frequently spoken at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland as a representativ ...
 
A podcast that’s like a prospectus but not written by old people who went to Oxbridge in 1823. Abi and Leah (season 1), and Will and Romana (season 2) are real students who share their uncensored university experience and practical advice so you won’t make the same mistakes they did. Produced by The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University.
 
Welcome to FinCrime Spotlight, the podcast that looks to shine a light on the FinTech community and their fight against financial crime. FinTechs have disrupted the financial services industry and have transformed the ways in which we identify, monitor and expose bad actors and criminal organisations. FinCrime Spotlight will offer listeners the opportunity to hear from the FinCrime fighters on the front line, delve into fincrime investigations, examine the technology underpinning the industr ...
 
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In this episode of MetCast, we talk about the issues of going through complex fertility journeys at work. There are 3.5 million people in the UK facing fertility issues, whether that be infertility, going through fertility treatments, or experiencing miscarriage. Researchers in the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity are looking into the experi…
 
What can we understand about the actions and greed associated to powerful and wealthy people caught up in crime and corruption, from a real life story interpreted to film? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Matthew to explore all of this, and more, based on the American crime film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and …
 
What can we discover about the impact the ‘80s Colombian cocaine trade had on society, from the portrayal of real life events in a TV show? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Hanna to explore all of this, and more, based on the TV series ‘Narcos’ and true story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Hanna is a regulato…
 
What can we realise about the violence associated with organised crime and drug traffickers in London today, from its portrayal on TV? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Koos to explore all of this, and more, based on the 2020 British action–crime drama TV series ‘Gangs of London’. Koos Couvée is Senior Reporte…
 
In this episode of MetCast, we look at the vital role the Amazon rainforest plays in capturing carbon and what needs to be done to save it. We spoke with Dr Alex Lees, a researcher from Manchester Metropolitan, who has spent several years working in the Amazon to learn more about how best we can protect it. Dr Lees has also contributed to a major n…
 
In this episode of MetCast, we talk about how Greater Manchester is planning to adapt to mitigate some of the risks that climate change will bring in the future – from increased risk of flooding, to the dangers rising temperatures bring. Senior Lecturer, Dr Paul O'hare discusses his work with the Manchester Climate Change Agency as he supports the …
 
Demilitarizing the Pacific: Ryukyu (Okinawa), Guam / Northern Mariana, Hawaii. For generations the Indigenous peoples of the island nations have been under U.S. military occupation, which is harming our environment and putting us in danger. Now, Native Ryukyuans (Okinawans / Uchinanchu), Chamorro, and Hawaiians have come together to assist each oth…
 
In this episode of MetCast, we chat about Carbon Literacy at Manchester Met – and how it’s being used to help councils, schools and businesses. Led by Dr Rachel Dunk, Carbon Literacy is training and teaching people about the steps they and their organisations can take to live cleaner and greener lives. So far, thousands have been trained in Carbon …
 
What can we understand about corruption, competition, power and wealth that drives the energy industry, from its depiction in a film? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Tamara to explore all of this, and more, based on the 2005 American geopolitical thriller film ‘Syriana’. Tamara is currently the Managing Dire…
 
What can we learn about why people get tempted into bad choices through their own life narratives and the incentives and circumstances they are exposed to, from its portrayal in film? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Niels to explore all of this, and more, based on the 1993 American legal thriller 'The Firm'.…
 
On Wednesday, October 27, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will deliver his next Budget and Spending Review to the House of Commons. In the latest episode of MetCast we hear from Christian Spence, Head of Future Economies Analytics in Manchester Metropolitan’s Future Economies Research Centre, about what we can expect to hear from the Ch…
 
What can we discover about the evolving networks of international organised crime and human trafficking from its representation in a TV drama? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Charlotte to explore all of this, and more, based on the BBC TV series adaptation of Misha Glenny’s book ‘McMafia’. Charlotte is curre…
 
Okinawa (Ryukyu) has often been called the keystone of security in the Asia-Pacific, yet since 1945 Okinawans have strongly opposed the presence of the U.S. military, including the current building of the controversial military base at Henoko. Both the U.S. and Japan cite the threat of China as reason for the heavy concentration of military on Okin…
 
What can we learn about responses to terrorist financing from its portrayal on TV? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Tom to explore all of this, and more, based on Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan series. Tom is the Director of Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies (CFC…
 
Occupied Okinawa. Discusses Okinawan history, including the Ryukyu Kingdom, the illegal annexation by Japan, the Battle of Okinawa, the U.S. military bases, and the movement to restore Luchu's independence. Done for the Master of Asian International Affairs program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Asian Studies 651: East Asia Now. Originally p…
 
Is Hawaii really part of the USA? Talking about the history of Hawaii, including the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, and the subsequent 1898 illegal annexation of Hawaii by the U.S. without a treaty of annexation. Featuring H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom. www.HawaiianKingdom.net Suppo…
 
IN 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 1469 under the mistaken belief that the people of Alaska and Hawaii had exercised their right to self-determination and consented to be integrated into the United States of America as the 49th and 50th States, respectively. The error aided and abetted the United States in its subjugation and pillag…
 
"Okinawans call for independence at the United Nations." Podcast / audio version of the UN panel presentation (side event) titled "Demilitarizing the Pacific: Ryukyu (Okinawa), Mariana (Guam) and Hawaii," that originally aired 10 March 2021 at the UN Human Rights Council 46th session in Geneva, Switzerland. Sponsored by Incomindios, an NGO in consu…
 
Interview with Dr. Alfred de Zayas, professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He is a leading expert in the field of human rights and international law and high-ranking United Nations official. He was the original UN Independent Expert for a Democratic and Equitable International Order. He is also a former senior lawy…
 
What can we takeaway from this true story of a privileged, well educated women caught up in money laundering? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Elizabeth to explore all of this, and more, based on the TV series and story of Piper Kerman: ‘Orange is the New Black’. Elizabeth Bramlage is Chief Marketing Officer …
 
What can we learn about employee fraud and amateur criminals involved in money laundering from its interpretation in a late 90s American comedy film? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Micah to explore all of this, and more, based on the film ‘Office Space’. Micah Willbrand is VP of product for AML services at …
 
What can we learn from insurance fraud and a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system in a Hollywood movie? Quite a lot, it seems! Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Jas to explore all of this, and more, based on the film ‘The Laundromat’. Jas is the Head of Financial Crimes for Stripe's (US) and leads…
 
In this episode of MetCast, we speak to four experts from the Manchester Metropolitan University Fuel Cell Innovation Centre about the Government's newly launched UK Hydrogen Strategy. In August 2021, the Government announced its plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy – the first of its kind in the UK. Amer Gaffar, Dr Ian Madley, Dr Yagya Regmi …
 
In this episode of MetCast, we chat to Jackie Newton, Manchester Met Exercise and Sports Science MA graduate. Jackie was Director of Coaching and Athlete Development for Athletics Northern Ireland going into this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games, helping to prepare athletes for the biggest competition of their lives. She is now starting a new …
 
In this episode of MetCast, we chat to Helen Scott, Manchester Met sport and exercise science student and Paralympic track cyclist. Helen is currently out in Tokyo ready to compete in the kilo and individual pursuit events with her stoker Aileen McGlynn. Helen and Aileen last competed together at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where the pair wal…
 
On Monday, August 2, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history as the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. In the latest episode of MetCast we speak to experts from Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Sport about the current rules and regulations and the science behind the International Olymp…
 
In this episode of MetCast we chat to Dr Thomas Allen from Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport about the latest technology in running shoes and running spikes which could break new records at the Olympics. Over recent years shoe technology has jumped ahead with innovations such as carbon plates in the shoes and feather-light mater…
 
In this episode of MetCast, we chat to Valencia Nathaly Sihera, Manchester Met sport science graduate and head coach for the Grenada Olympic swimming team. Valencia has been out in Tokyo supporting two young swimmers from the Caribbean island nation at their first games, Kimberley Ince who has since competed in the 100m backstroke and Delron Felix,…
 
With the Olympic Games beginning in Tokyo, Japan, Professor Jonathan Grix and Dr Paul Brannagan, from the Institute of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University, join us to discuss their research into sports mega-events. In the latest episode of MetCast we discuss the concept of soft-power and the future of the Olympic Games in the wake of the CO…
 
With England due to compete in final of the Euros in front of 60,000 fans at their home ground Wembley, we talk to Dr Martin Turner about the psychological advantages and disadvantages of competing at home and the impact of crowds on performance. Dr Turner is a Reader in Psychology specialising in human performance under pressure and adversity, fro…
 
With the knockout stages of the UEFA European football championship kicking off on 26 June, in this episode, we will be exploring how anxiety can affect players who are called up to take penalties. When we consider that the England national team has around a 30% success rate in penalty shootouts, this tells us that penalty success is not simply dow…
 
On Friday, June 18, England will meet Scotland at Wembley stadium in the UEFA European Football Championship. Fans of both teams will have their own predictions on the outcome of the game, but is there a proven way of being able to predict the score of a football match before it is played? A group of students at Manchester Met think there is. We sp…
 
On Friday, June 11, the postponed European Football Championship, otherwise known as the Euros will begin. In the latest episode of MetCast, academics from the Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport explain how fans will return to football stadiums safely under Covid-19, how players prepare mentally for tournaments and perform under …
 
In the second of our two podcasts celebrating World Poetry Day, Malika Booker chats with fellow poet and Manchester Writing School lecturer Andrew McMillan about his award-winning work. Andrew discusses his creative process and the meaning behind some of his most critically-acclaimed work, as well as reading exclusive pieces from his new anthology.…
 
In the first of two podcasts celebrating World Poetry Day, Andrew McMillan chats with fellow poet and Manchester Writing School lecturer Malika Booker about her award-winning work. Malika reads her Forward Prize-winning poem 'The Little Miracles', discussing its creation and meaning, as well as how it feels to receive such a prestigious award for s…
 
At the end of 2020 a new era for the United Kingdom began after the country completed its formal separation from the European Union. In the latest episode of MetCast, academics from Manchester Metropolitan University explain what the UK-EU trade agreement means for the future. We also hear insight from our leading Brexit experts on what it has been…
 
Hot on the heels of her Costa Book of the Year win for her novel The Mermaid of Black Conch, MetCast speaks exclusively to writer and Manchester Writing School lecturer Monique Roffey. Roffey speaks about what it's like to win such a prestigious award, as well as her approach to both writing and teaching, and shares some words of wisdom for aspirin…
 
In this episode of MetCast, Chris Morris speaks to Dr Stephanie Steels, Lecturer in Global Public Health, about the COVID-19 vaccinations taking place across the world. The vaccination programme currently underway in the UK is put under the spotlight, along with any hurdles it might face and what the realistic timeline of everyone in the country be…
 
Why is a universal approach so crucial in anti-financial crime? What knowledge and expertise can BAME individuals bring to a compliance team? How can this knowledge and expertise help detect suspicious activity and prevent financial crime? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Dev to explore his personal and professional journey, especi…
 
We bring you an exclusive interview with Alex Wheatle MBE, Manchester Writing School lecturer and subject of one of acclaimed director Steve McQueen's Small Axe series of films. Here, Dominic Smith catches up with the award-winning children’s author to discuss his life, career and what it’s like to have his story told by one of Britain’s most promi…
 
Why are there differences to how banks and FinTechs approach diversity? How can an anti-financial crime team of people from different cultures help with analysing customers' financial patterns? What can we do to support socio-economic changes? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Pravin to explore his personal and professional journey,…
 
Why are there barriers for BAME individuals accessing financial services? How can FinTech companies with a racially diverse workforce, build inclusive products to serve more customer groups? What efforts have TransferWise made to understand the diversity issues in anti-financial crime? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Perpetua to e…
 
Why is there still a lack of BIPOC representation in the industry past senior management roles? How can we support BIPOC professionals to break through that ‘glass ceiling’? What can we do differently to shine a light on our unconscious biases? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Stephen to explore his personal and professional journe…
 
Why can BAME FinCrime professionals bring value to the role? What are the differences between overt bias, covert bias and unconscious bias? How can these biases and the ‘black tax’ have an impact on the BAME professional and how can they be reduced? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Shilpa to explore her personal and professional jo…
 
Why is it important to have diverse teams in the fight against financial crime? What is the difference between ‘cultural add’ and ‘cultural fit’? How the FINTRAIL team are exploring diversity issues? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Payal to explore her personal and professional journey, especially how it pertains to equality and d…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of life from schooling, to the economy, to work and travel – and of course, health. Thousands of people have been physically and mentally affected while the healthcare sector itself has been placed under huge strain. In the latest episode of MetCast, academics from Manchester Metropolitan Universit…
 
The free tote bag, too many leaflets to carry, the fancy sandwiches – yep, it’s an open day. Often the first time you see your future university’s campus, the open or applicant days are the first time you actually feel the vibe of the university. You can take a deep breath and realise this is the place for you, or you can step off at the train stat…
 
88% of students we polled have felt lonely at university – does that make you feel less alone? Whether you move 10 miles or 100 miles, every student’s experience is different. There’s a lot of pressure to have an amazing time at uni, but we’ve found it’s really normal to feel alone. Will shares his tips on how to put yourself out there and why you …
 
The sports industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic just like every other aspect of modern life. Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University consider the impact of COVID-19 in terms of the physical, mental and tactical preparation for return to competition and the legal ramifications from health and safety to the laws of the gam…
 
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