#FemFriday Rajika Bhandari, Lucie Pinson, Janelle Jolley, Julia Doubleday | The Nomiki Show 11-19-21



For this week’s #FemFriday Nomiki Konst is joined by Dr. Rajika Bhandri to discuss her book America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility. Dr. Bhandri is a global expert in international education, the author of six academic and nonfiction books and several publications that touch upon the themes of movement, migration, and crossing borders. She has written for the Guardian, Times Higher Ed, the Huffington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, University World News and Diplomatic Courier; been featured on NPR, PRI International and Voice of America; and been quoted in the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Times of India, and Time, among others.

Link to Dr. Bhandri’s latest book: https://www.rajikabhandari.com/america-calling-the-book

Next on #FemFriday Nomiki speaks with Lucie Pinson about the climate crisis the movement to push financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels, and how Reclaim Finance, the organization she founded and is the Executive Director of, has made strides in this regard. Lucie founded Reclaim Finance in 2020 after several years of campaigning on the responsibility of financial institutions in social, environmental and climate injustice issues. From 2013 to 2017, Lucie worked as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth France. She convinced some of the largest French insurers, banks and investors to adopt the first policies to restrict support for several fossil fuel sub-sectors. In 2018, she started working for the Sunrise Project as the European coordinator of an international anti-coal campaign targeting insurers while continuing her voluntary work for Friends of the Earth France. Lucie holds a BA in History and Political Science from Rhodes University in South Africa and a double Masters degree in Political Science from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She received the Goldman Prize for the environment in November 2020, in recognition of her work.

Link to Reclaim Finance’s website: https://reclaimfinance.org/

Rounding out a fantastic #FemFriday is our panel comprised of the host of the What’s Left To Do podcast Janelle Jolley, and the Deputy Director of Committee Julia Doubleday who joins us live from Chile to provide on-the-ground commentary ahead of Chile’s elections. The panel also discusses other news of the day, wages in the service industry and more!

Link to Janelle’s website: https://www.whatslefttodo.com/

Follow Julia on Twitter at: @juliamarieok

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