Civil Society podcast reaches its 100th episode

The Podcast is a project of the Externado de Colombia University Finance, Government, and International Relations Faculty.

After over three years of talking about civil society and its responsibility for the control and monitoring of the proper functioning of the State, together with the tools and mechanisms for participation in Colombian and other countries’ legislation, the “Civil Society” podcast reached its 100th edition, with voices from different parts of the world. Among them, France, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and Senegal; and, from our country, indigenous people from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, La Guajira, farmers in Catatumbo, Antioquia, Santander, Chocó and Cundinamarca, who have shared stories, projects and dreams on the subjects addressed in each issue.

The podcast has also heard from human rights and environmental organizations, and the solidarity sector. Also, alternative radio, foundations, corporations, and associations involved in peace, democracy, territory, and poverty activities, among others.

The 100th ‘Civil Society’ podcast is divided into two parts. The first, with participation by the Director, Erli Margarita Marín Aranguren, academic researcher of the Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty, and John Sudarsky, one of the Colombian researchers who has painstakingly worked on control and social capital. Contributing to the dialogue were Catalina Jiménez, program producer, and several students from the “Transnational Networks: Dynamics and incidents” Seminar.

The first two guests spoke on the importance of civil society in cultural, political and development environments.

The second part dealt with civic culture and the importance of building trust, where civil society organizations play a central role. Participating in this dialogue were Antanas Mockus, philosopher and mathematician, and philosopher Francisco Sierra, who established three great moments or ‘booms’ of civil society, to emphasize the importance of recognizing the polymorphic aspect of the concept and the ‘pluriverse’ promoting alternatives.