Rather than a grouping of sovereign states, the League of Nations, the precursor organisation to the United Nations, admitted several colonies and Dominions as member-states. Perhaps the most unusual addition to the League was that of British India, that was described as an ‘anomaly among anomalies’.
In today’s podcast, we will discuss under what terms colonies could be member-states of an international organisation, as well as why an Empire would want to admit them. And finally, we will cover the precedents that the inclusion of India caused at the League, and how they left their footprint in the structure of the UN.
Thomas Gidney discusses his PhD thesis on how colonies could become admitted as member-states of international organisations, and the role they play in British imperial policy.
Introducing a new podcast series by the Macro-Development Research Initiative, from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. “Let’s put it on the table” will discuss development-related topics that are not receiving enough attention.
Our guest for this episode is Alejandro Castro, one of the founding members of Club Macro, the Club de Macroeconomía UCV, the student analysis group of macroeconomic policy at Universidad Central de Venezuela. Club Macro was the seed that later shaped the idea for our international initiative: The Macro-Development Research Initiative.
Geneva Intl. is always looking for new talent, and a couple of weeks ago we found it among the students at the Graduate Institute. During our welcome day event we put all of these people in front of a microphone and asked them to make a talk show from scratch. Here’s the result!
This podcast is a short and fun conversation with a recent graduate of MIH (Masters in International History student) on life before, during and after the Graduate Institute. It features questions on what John’s first impression of Geneva was, what his advice would be to students coming in this year and some light trivia questions to reflect on his graduate student experience. Hop on to this easy and light conversation and take away one student’s perspective on a few aspects of student life at the Graduate Institute!
Guest: Phasawit Jutatungcharoen (also called John/Jun) Host: Samhita Bharadwaj
More about John: John completed his quarantine in Thailand and has documented his journey and experience on his youtube channel.