Jordan Morgan on How the Pandemic Is Fueling Unrest
From The Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengräber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Paul Holdengräber is joined by Jordan Morgan on Episode 107 of The Quarantine Tapes. Jordan works with the UK conflict resolution NGO Forward Thinking. He talks to Paul about his experiences working in conflict resolution in the Middle East as well as his work to empower young people with care experience in the UK. Paul and Jordan dig into the issues that have been raised by the ongoing COVID crisis for conflict resolution work. Jordan explains how one of the challenges of this crisis is how it has derailed our ability to meet in person, when in-person human contact is an essential element in conflict resolution.
From the episode:
Jordan Morgan: We’re seeing a lot of this ugly nationalism, populism, and I think without genuine connection with people, a lot of these messages are taking root and the audience is growing. I want to be optimistic, but I think there is bigger political, social, economic unrest coming.
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