What is POFA?

The Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) is an entirely student run Podcast at Johns Hopkins University. At POFA, we speak to professors and foreign policy professionals about the most pressing issues in international relations and global political affairs. In our four years of podcasting, we have had guests from Hopkins, think tanks including Brookings, CSIS, AEI and Heritage, ambassadors, congressmen and even a Vice President.

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

POFA currently has over thirty team members and welcomes new members each year. We post six episodes per month 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

POFA Roundtable: 2022 Year in Review

In 2022 we recorded 62 fantastic episodes discussing topics from Ukraine, to cybersecurity, to U.S.-China relations. In this episode, we’ll be having a roundtable discussion on our most important foreign affairs moments of 2022. As a disclaimer, the format of the roundtable makes it difficult for POFA hosts to fully explain their opinions and respond … Continue reading POFA Roundtable: 2022 Year in Review

Peru’s Democratic Crisis

On December 7th, 2022, within 24 hours, Pedro Castillo was ousted from office and jailed after attempting to unconstitutionally dissolve Peru’s Congress. His successor, Dina Boluarte, is Peru’s fifth President in two years. Dr. Christopher Sabatini, senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, joins us today to discuss the future of democracy in Peru. … Continue reading Peru’s Democratic Crisis

Global Chaos of Elon Musk’s Twitter

 Social media platforms, including Twitter, have made increasing efforts to moderate content. Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been a vocal public critic of Twitter’s content moderation efforts. This complaint was a driving force behind his decision to acquire the social media company this year. Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has … Continue reading Global Chaos of Elon Musk’s Twitter

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