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Our Common Future Podcast

A podcast reimagining the future of the people, planet, and prosperity.
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What?

Welcome to Our Common Future (OCF) Conversation with Shamir Shehab, a podcast that aims to dive critically into the issues of our contemporary world for nuanced understanding and reimagine the future of the people, planet, and prosperity. We will cover major global events to tiny matters in your backyards that pertains to the people, planet, and wellbeing.

Each season, we sit down with some of the most prominent thinkers, leaders, and doers of our time to understand the realities of the world, demystify the hidden models, second-order consequences of the major events, hear the unheard voices, and take a peek into our collective future.

Out of the frenzy of the daily news, OCF Conversation aims to bring back your attention to the most critical issues of our time, pertinent to our individual and collective future. Our goal in each episode is to make you think for yourself, look critically into issues, ask questions, challenge the existing narratives, and inspire your intellectual curiosity to reimagine a better and brave tomorrow.

Why?

The COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis of biblical proportions with far reaching consequences for human society, has laid bare the fragilities and fault lines in our economic and political systems. We must not waste this crisis and bounce back to ‘business as usual’.
The COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis of biblical proportions with far-reaching consequences for human society, has laid bare the fragilities and fault lines in our economic and political systems. We must not waste this crisis and bounce back to ‘business as usual.'

We rather need to leverage this crisis to fix our systems to bounce forward for a future that is just, fair, equitable, and sustainable. To make that happen, it would need bold thinking and courageous conversations to understand the realities of our world today and shape the public narrative to aspire for a better tomorrow. At OCF Conversation, our ambition is to develop a deeper understanding of how the world works and help you make sense of the complexities of the world and the consequences of major events and collective actions.

Season One

The first season of the OCF Conversation will focus on ‘Resilioscene: Moving towards a resilient future’. Throughout the next few months, we will host a series of episodes featuring thinkers, makers, and leaders from across disciplines to have a multidisciplinary understanding of our world today as we endure once in a hundred-year global pandemic. 

The ambition with the first season is to develop a generalist thesis of our reality and help you develop a broad sense of the structural issues and challenges of our time. The season aims to set the stage for our future discussions, where we will explore the nuances of these topics.

Hosted by: Shamir Shehab

Shamir Shehab is a jack of all trades with too many tabs open in his brain. His varied interests range from the environment to politics to foreign policy to activism. He is a passionate public policy analyst and aspires to be a social and environmental justice advocate.

He is a university lecturer and consults for international development projects but he finds his "Ikigai" in working for youth environmental stewardship development through BYEI that he founded more than a decade ago.

Thanks to the Corona, Shamir's newfound passion is gardening, cooking/baking (and now podcasting!) when he is too bored with world affairs. A masala teaholic and once an avid cricketing fan, Shamir now rather enjoys staying fit through running and swimming, and when time allows, he reads non-fiction mostly and meditates for the ''inner journey of life". For a longer bio, go here.

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