Produced for Doha Debates

Course Correction

Produced for Doha Debates


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Refugees and the Fight Against Populist Rhetoric

A look at the debate over admitting refugees.


Many of the world's biggest issues are also the most polarizing so in 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.



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Palestinian protesters hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces in the Shuafat Palestinian neighborhood, near the Israeli settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on May 14. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

What Can Dialogue Between Israelis and Palestinians Accomplish?

How does dialogue help bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians?

TOPSHOT - Demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, during the Women's March on January 21, 2017. 
Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets across the US on Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's new president, Donald Trump. / AFP / Jason Connolly        (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)

Masculinity, Feminism, and the Fight for Gender Equality

Nelufar talks to the author of “I Hate Men” and a roundtable of men about “lad culture,” feminism, and gender equality.

A businessman walks by a homeless woman.

Fixing the Generational Wealth Gap

A look at how the wealth gap divides generations.

A 3D rendering of an automatic guided vehicle and robotic arm.

Fear the Robots? AI, Automation, and Equity

A look at the economic and social considerations around automation and artificial intelligence.

A Muslim woman demonstrates against a proposed headscarf ban in France.

Does French Secularism Promote Freedom or Stoke Islamophobia?

A look at France’s laïcite or “secularism” laws, which discourage religious involvement in public life.

TOPSHOT - Students and activists hold up a globe as they take part during the Global Climate Strike march downtown Zagreb, Croatia, on September 20, 2019. - Zagreb's citizens gather at the Croatia capital's main square to protest against climate change. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

How Alarmist Should We Be About Climate Change?

A dive into the debate on climate change messaging.

Change the Terms: Reducing Hate Online protests outside of Twitter’s headquarters.

Can “Cancel Culture” Go Too Far?

In this episode of “Course Correction,” we look at cancel culture, how it can be used as a check on power, and when it’s simply mob vengeance.

Myanmar migrants share their activities on social media.

The Disrupters: Using Free Speech for Good and Evil

A look into the pros and cons of free speech online.

A boy sits close to TV sets at a shop in Minsk on April 29, 2015, during a broadcast of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's annual state of the nation address. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON        (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)

Disinformation: How Can We Beat ‘Fake News’?

A look at disinformation’s impact on politics.

A woman’s hands are chained as a sign of protest in Spain.

Reparations and Making Amends for Historical Wrongs

A global look at reparations and efforts to make amends for historical injustices.


Can the Cure Be Worse Than the Pandemic?

Produced for Doha Debates, the new season of Course Correction endeavors to explore the most polarizing topics of our time.


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