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Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs Diplomatic Immunity is a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. We bring you "frank and candid" conversations on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision makers globally. We talk to current and former diplomatic officials, scholars, and analysts and seek to understand how best to foster international cooperation in an age of global crises. Produce ...
 
Established in September 2018, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies draws together staff and students from across King’s College London working on the Middle East and North Africa. Based in a dozen departments, its over 30 faculty members produce world-class research on every country in the region. They are routinely asked by policy makers, civil society groups and media outlets both in the UK and elsewhere to provide expert analysis on events and developments in this important part of th ...
 
Jewanced is hosted by Dan Feferman and Benny Scholder, two guys who grew up in America and live in Israel. They're curious. They want to discuss. They want to challenge popular conceptions, they want to think critically, examine independently, and most of all, they crave nuance. Each episode features a different guest. All interesting and original people who strive to break boundaries. Together with Dan and Benny, take a deep dive into politics, foreign affairs, religion, science, technology ...
 
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Dr Ali Ahmad's research career at Cambridge, Princeton, AUB and Harvard Universities now sees him focus on the complex links among energy, nuclear power, security across the Middle East. As an AUB- Issam Fares Institute senior fellow and a research scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, he explains the positive developments in these sectors as well…
 
…So Much Trouble in the World… It isn’t just one of the greatest Bob Marley songs, it’s the truth. We live in a wild place during a crazy time. But, it helps to remember that ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’…things have by and large been ‘burning since the world’s been turning.’ Only now, we have the added benefit of social media, a decentralized media l…
 
Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs Diplomatic Immunity, a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, brings you frank and candid conversations with experts on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision-makers around the world. For more, visit o…
 
The day after the August port explosion in Beirut, dozens of AUB faculty and students spontaneously visited the damaged region of Beirut to see how they could help the citizens in need to rebuild structures, lives, and entire communities. Khaddit Beirut was born as a platform that brings together multi-discipline expertise from AUB and other univer…
 
In this episode, Huma Gupta speaks with Rawan Maki about fast fashion and the question of sustainability in Bahrain and beyond. They explore the past, present, and speculative futures of the fashion industry. Maki traces the life-cycle of the clothing we wear everyday, mapping its geographies from the crops and petroleum necessary to produce organi…
 
Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs Diplomatic Immunity, a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, brings you frank and candid conversations with experts on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision-makers around the world. For more, visit o…
 
Assistant Professor of Sociology Anaheed Al-Hardan and colleagues in Ghana, South Africa and elsewhere in the South explore the theoretical, literary, and political dimensions of promising global solidarity movements in the 1950s and 60s that ultimately succumbed to imperial and capitalist powers and splits within the South.…
 
So, there’s a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas…now what? In this special live episode of the show, we sat down with IDF military affairs expert Col. (Res) Reuven Ben-Shalom (nickname ‘Rabash’) to discuss the aftermath of Operation Guardian of the Walls (שומר החומות), the cease-fire, and how we move forward from here. What transpired was a fascin…
 
In conversation with Malihe Razazan, Gianfranco Rosi discusses his film "Notturno" (2020) which was shot over a 3 year period along the borders between Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon, giving voice to a human drama that transcends geographical divisions and time. Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).…
 
Bahrain, Libya, and regional dynamics: A conversation about the Arab Spring and its aftermath across the region with Stephanie Williams, former U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Bahrain and Libya, and latterly the UN's chief mediator on the ground in Libya. Presented by Kelly McFarland, Hammad Hammad, and Alistair Somerville. Part 6 of a Diplomatic Immunit…
 
Food and Agricultural Sciences Professor Rami Zurayk, director of the Food Security Program, shares his findings on how food systems work or don't work efficiently in the Arab region, and where researchers can use their knowledge to identify inflection points in the public policies and power relations of Arab societies that can promote more family-…
 
Decisionmaking for the future depends on anticipating change. And anticipating change is becoming increasingly difficult. How does a person make good decisions in the face of mounting uncertainty? What if that person is a CEO, legislator, prime minister, military general, or even the President? This week’s guest on the show, Dr. Steven Popper, Ph.D…
 
Syria: A conversation about the Arab Spring and its aftermath between Ambassador Robert Ford and Syria activist Maya Haddad. Presented by Kelly McFarland and Alistair Somerville. Additional commentary from Ambassador Mark Storella, former deputy assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration. Part 5 of a Diplomatic Immunity mi…
 
Ariella Steinreich is a senior vice president at Steinreich Communications overseeing the firm’s global corporate / issues practice and its Middle East division. On this episode of the show, we talk to Ariella about all things PR, the Arab Gulf, and what makes her (and us) so excited about the opportunities ahead for our region. Ariella brings over…
 
Libya: A conversation about the Arab Spring and its aftermath between Ambassador Gene Cretz and Libyan civil society activist Mohamed Almenfi. Presented by Kelly McFarland and Alistair Somerville. Additional commentary from Rita Stephan. Part 4 of a Diplomatic Immunity mini-series, Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10 - Origins and Legacies of Revol…
 
Huma Gupta and Camille Cole speak with Dr. Caterina Scaramelli about Turkey’s wetland ecosystems, which range from alluvial forests to fishing lagoons, salt marshes, and volcanic crater lakes. Scaramelli unpacks how these shallow water ecosystems are materially and discursively produced into a flattened category called 'wetlands' by conservationist…
 
Faculty of Health Sciences tenured Associate Professor Rima Nakkash has headed the Tobacco Control Research Group and the AUB tobacco-free campus task force since their inception. She explains the challenges they've faced in working to influence government policies, in order to create regulations that in turn change social norms and individual beha…
 
Huma Gupta speaks with Todd Reisz about the transformation of the marshy estuary known as Dubai Creek (خور دبي‎) into infrastructure – a process which was central to the city’s architectural and urban development projects in the twentieth century. Reisz discusses the spatial, architectural, ecological and economic relationships between the creek, i…
 
This episode of Jewanced with Chaim Davids was recorded live as a special culinary show at Prohibition Pickle - quite possibly THE BEST deli in Israel – where Chaim is the proprietor and pickle master extraordinaire. We tuck into how the Baltimore native has gone from running the Judean Hills greatest bootlegging operation since the 2nd Temple peri…
 
Yemen: A conversation about the Arab Spring and its aftermath between Ambassador Jerry Feierstein and Yemeni scholar Ibrahim Jalal. Presented by Kelly McFarland and Alistair Somerville. Additional commentary from Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Rita Stephan. Part 3 of a Diplomatic Immunity mini-series, Diplomacy and the Arab Sp…
 
In part 2, Chanelle and Isabella are joined by Jose Hamza Saldaña, the Director of Release Aging People in Prison, or RAPP. Mr. Saldana describes the unique health challenges of the aging incarcerated population, who often suffer from multiple chronic conditions that cannot be properly managed in prison. He challenges the racist and vengeful system…
 
We examine AUB English Professor Robert Myers and his colleague Sonja Mejcher-Atassi’s new book, The Theatre of Sa’dallah Wannous – A critical study of the Syrian playwright and public intellectual, which explores the life and work of the late Syrian dramatist and intellectual. Many of Wannous’ political, social, and intellectual concerns still rev…
 
In part 1, medical students Chanelle Simmons and Isabella Giunta explore the impact of mass incarceration on the health of individuals and communities. Through collected anecdotes, they illustrate the failures of prisons to provide their inmates with adequate health care, even in life-threatening situations. They also describe the history of racist…
 
“Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.” – Rambam To us, it seems that the Rambam might have been a guy who knew how to appreciate nuance! On this week’s episode of the podcast, we sat down with Dr. Guy Matalon and dived right into the Rambam…
 
Egypt: A conversation about the Arab Spring and its aftermath between Ambassador Anne Patterson and Mohammed Soliman. Presented by Kelly McFarland and Alistair Somerville. Additional commentary from Tamara Cofman Wittes and Rita Stephan. Part 2 of a Diplomatic Immunity mini-series, Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10 - Origins and Legacies of Revol…
 
AUB Global Health Institute Founding Director Dr Shadi Saleh reviews how the institute works to bring together multiple disciplines on campus to improve people's health in the region and around the world, using technology, policy reviews, training, and innovation. When the institute provides a platform that brings together a computer scientist, pub…
 
Wouldn’t you like to predict the future? Dan Libenson, gets up each and every day and does just that – for the Jewish world. Dan Libenson is founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, co-host of the popular Judaism Unbound podcast, and co-creator of jewishLIVE, where he co-hosts the weekly live-streaming video series “The Or…
 
Tunisia: A conversation between Ambassador Gordon Gray and Youssef Cherif. Presented by Kelly McFarland and Alistair Somerville. Additional commentary from Tamara Cofman Wittes. Part 1 of a Diplomatic Immunity mini-series, Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10 - Origins and Legacies of Revolution Diplomatic Immunity, a podcast from the Institute for …
 
More than two generations after the end of colonization in north Africa, France still suffers from the undigested legacy and aftereffects of a brutal empire that spanned over two centuries and whose perverse reverberations are still felt today. Khalil Bendib speaks with French Algerian Nacira Guenif Souilamas, Professor of sociology and anthropolog…
 
Dr. Nasser Yassin, Associate Professor of Policy and Planning at the Health Management & Policy Department at the American University of Beirut (AUB), led a research team of 40 scholars who analyzed 100 cases of civil society advocacy for policy changes in 10 Arab countries. He explains why most policy advocacy by NGOs and civil society groups fail…
 
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