What is POFA?

The Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) is an entirely student run Podcast at Johns Hopkins University created by three first-year students in 2017. At POFA, we speak to professors, students, and foreign policy professionals about the most pressing issues in international relations and global political affairs. In our three years of podcasting, we have had guests from Hopkins’ Homewood campus, SAIS, think tanks including Brookings, CSIS, AEI and Heritage, and even a Vice President.

POFA is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and for special episodes, Youtube!

POFA currently has ten team members and will be welcoming new members in the fall. We post over an episode a week on topical issues in international affairs. At Hopkins, POFA aims to engage with the student body to address the world’s most pressing conflicts and current events. At POFA, we believe that knowledge of the world is essential to a well rounded student and global citizen.

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Recent Posts

The Arab-Israeli Detente with Ambassador Martin Indyk

Today on the podcast we will be discussing the long history of the Arab-Conflict as well as recent normalization agreemnts between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors. What has traditionally driven the complicated relationship, what role has the United States played in attempting to resolve the conflict, and how can the region built on … Continue reading The Arab-Israeli Detente with Ambassador Martin Indyk

Macron vs. LePen

French President Emmanuel Macron has faced numerous foreign and domestic challenges since assuming office in 2017. Today, he is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine, and the concern over rising cost of living among other issues. In this highly turbulent time in French politics, several candidates challenged Macron both from the political left … Continue reading Macron vs. LePen

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