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Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, PhD, FHEA and Senior Research Fellow here at the ICWS, was recently interviewed on the BBC with a focus on recent developments in the Commonwealth. 

In the interviews, Dr Chandramohan commented on a range of issues, including constitutional debates in some countries on becoming republics (while continuing to be members of the Commonwealth), the future of the Commonwealth, its usefulness to member states (especially to small states that form the majority), and Commonwealth’s historic contribution to raising global awareness of climate change challenges. He drew on his research at the Institute, civil society work on multi-stakeholder responses to in climate change and sustainability challenges, and his attendance at the UN Conference of Parties 27 (CoP27) at Sharm-El-Sheik in Egypt in 2022 as a delegate of Canterbury (UK) Climate Action Partnership. 

  • 30 April 2023: Interviewed [live] on BBC Radio 5, the Stephen Nolan show; on ‘Commonwealth, its importance for the Royal Family, and also its future’ 
  • Sep 16, 2022 (recorded) - Interview on ‘Future of the Commonwealth under King Charles. Interview BBC (Arabic)  
  • Sept 14th (recorded) -- Interview about the Commonwealth. The Inquiry programme BBC World Service 
  • 09 Aug 2022 - Colin Murray - Radio 5 Live interview on Commonwealth live - Colin Murray - 09/08/2022 - BBC Sounds