War

Episode 42 - Refugees and Seeking Asylum with Hedayat Osyan

Caspar speaks with 26 year old Afghani refugee and social entrepreneur Hedayat Osyan. A former refugee from Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic minority, Hedayat came to Australia by boat when he was 17 after fleeing persecution by the Taliban. He now runs a small business and social enterprise called Nick Tiling Services. Hedayat started the business to provide decent work for refugees experiencing exploitation in the construction industry. Aside from secure ongoing work, they provide mentoring, english lessons, and support navigating the legal system in Australia. 

Hedayat discusses his journey from Afghanistan to Australia, and explains how he came to start Nick Tiles after getting his education in politics. He shares his view on the war in Afghanistan and how we can better integrate refugees into our society (and why this matters to all of us). 

As always, this episode was produced and edited by Nina Roxburgh and features music by Big Gigantic

 Caspar and Hedayat binge in Melbourne

Caspar and Hedayat binge in Melbourne

Episode 19: War and Peacekeeping with Jasmine Westendorf

Join Caspar as he binge thinks the complex nature of wars, conflict and peace building with 32 year old senior lecturer Jasmine Westendorf. Jasmine is an expert in the field of international relations, specialised in conflict resolution. Jasmine shares her journey from waitressing to running an entire degree program in one of Melbourne's “most radical” universities. She also binges on juggling the demands of academia, how her research has developed, and speaking with UN ambassadors. If this wasn’t enough, in her spare time she is also running Melbourne Free University to provide the community with equal access to education and knowledge. This episode was produced by Nina Roxburgh and features music by Big Gigantic. 

 Caspar and Jasmine Westendorf binging the big questions on world politics, what happened in Syria, and why we need to get better training for peacekeepers and their accountability

Caspar and Jasmine Westendorf binging the big questions on world politics, what happened in Syria, and why we need to get better training for peacekeepers and their accountability