Today I’m joined to by author and academic Brian Milne. Brian is a social anthropologist who has extensive field experience in human and civil rights for all ages, environmental issues and has been politically active most of his life. I have known Brian for many years now and we have often worked together on media projects, so I thought it would be nice to meet up and chat about his career and his love for politics, social issues and, in particular, our mutual passion for European affairs, so I hope you are sitting comfortably and happy to stay with us.
Since we’ve known each other for quite some time now, we stared off by discussing our work together over the last few years, in particular, working for The European Network (01:15), before moving on to his early years in college and his long-term experience as a social anthropologist (04:20). Inside this conversation Brian talks about his time studying migration in Peru and the exploration of its cites and children’s rights (06:20). I asked Brian if we are living in a better world (14:30), before we discussed the future for children. We decided to chat about the European Union and I asked Brian about its importance when it comes to every-day life (20:35). The question of nationalism came up, with us wondering if there is such a thing as positive nationalism (26:51). As we came to the end of our conversation, I asked Brian if he is still optimistic about the future, in particular the future of Europe (37:05).