Juan Cole joins A Public Affair on this mini pledge drive edition to discuss issues in the Middle East and his upcoming lecture at UW, “Paganism and Muslim Peace-Building in the Mecca Period (610-622): What does the Qur’an Say?” Juan Ricardo Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate […]
The Road Ahead: Stories from the Forever War, which focuses on the U.S.’s so-called “War on Terror” in the Middle East–now fifteen years old and counting. This Saturday, April 22nd, Madison’s Arts and Literature Laboratory will host a reading featuring military veterans who contributed to The Road Ahead, anthology of war stories from Pegasus Press. […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing interviews author, peace activist and Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin. Benjamin has just released a new book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.- Saudi Connection. Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, […]
What is the future of US-Saudi relations? Today Esty Dinur talks with Vijay Prashad to discuss this and other issues going on in the Middle East. Vijay Prashad is a professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Connecticut. His is the authors of books such as No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism and […]
In today’s edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff speaks wit Jennifer Loewenstein, associate professor of Middle East studies at Penn State. In a prerecorded interview, they’ll discuss the current situation, the mounting crisis centered in Syria, and the longer historical context for it.
How do we make sense of what has happened in Egypt and the region in the 5 years since the January 25 revolution? What role has the United States played, Israel? And what’s in store for the next 5 years? Today Karma Chavez talks with Egyptian activist and human rights advocate Salma Hussein to talk […]