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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…
 
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).…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Hossam el-Hamalawy, journalist, photographer and member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists, reflects on the term 'Arab Spring' and the ten years that have passed since what he refers to as the regional revolutions and regional uprisings that took place in the Middle East and North Africa. Interviewed by Khalil Bendib | English Courtesy of Voi…
 
هذا اللقاء هو حديث عن الموسيقى والشتات. كيف من الممكن أن تلهم الصعاب الفنان. بدءاً من منفاها وصولا إلى الوباء العالمي، تصر المغنية السورية ليندا الأحمد على إيجاد طرق فنية لتستخدم صوتها وتوسع مخيلتها لمواجهة الواقع الصعب الذي تعيشه من خلال الموسيقى. A Journey from Syria to Spain: How exile inspired the voice of singer Linda Alahmad. This interview i…
 
Host Mouin Rabbani fills us in on the most recent and upcoming topics of Jadaliyya.com's Quick Thoughts interviews. Featuring guests Noura Erakat on the extra-judicial execution of Ahmad Erekat, Ardi Imseis on the ICC's ruling on February 9th on Palestine, Nazan Üstündağ on the protests at Turkey’s Boğaziçi University, and much more. To read these …
 
Sardar Saadi, PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Toronto and host of the Kurdish Edition podcast, examines urban dynamics of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination in Iran, in comparison with their struggles in Turkey. Interviewed by Shahram Aghamir | English Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).…
 
In this special episode, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi speaks with Alishine Osman, Anisa Salat, and Huma Gupta about their experiences of environmental scarcity and diaspora, as well as the refugee camps and urban environments that became the landscapes of that trajectory. These acts of ecological reclamation can take place on a local, international, plan…
 
In this episode of Environment in Context, Huma Gupta speaks with journalist Layli Foroudi. They explore how the story of phosphates can help us understand the political economy of environmental transformation in Tunisia from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century. This episode discusses phosphate mining towns like Gafsa, railway networks …
 
يركز الحوار على الكتب الجديدة للشاعر وكيف تختلف عن القديمة ونظرته للشعر وقصيدة النثر. On this episode of In Their Own Voices: The Audio Divan of Modern Arabic Poetry, Syrian poet Firas Sulaiman sheds light on his two new recently published divans, his view of poetry and the prose poem. Interviewed by Osama Esber | Arabic…
 
In part 2, together Anjali, Andrea, and Carla describe mental health care that goes beyond medications and hospitalizations to both treat and prevent mental health crises. Anjali and Andrea further reflect on the role of medical providers in the violence and traumatization of people with mental health concerns and describe what changes to our medic…
 
In Part 1, medical students Anjali Jaiman and Andrea Martinez discuss the history of oppression through psychiatric institutionalization and criminalization of mental health concerns. They are joined by Carla Rabinowitz, who is the Project Coordinator of Correct Crisis Intervention Today NYC (CCIT-NYC), an organization that advocates for peer-led, …
 
On this edition of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Khalil Bendib speaks with international lawyer, activist and former PLO negotiator Diana Buttu about the state of the Palestinian cause at a time when an international conspiracy by colonialist and neocolonialist regimes worldwide is frantically busy rolling back a cause that has become…
 
عربي تحت Aaron Jakes interviewed by Huma Gupta and Camille Cole on September 3, 2020 In this episode, Huma Gupta and Camille Cole discuss Egypt’s occupation and the history of capitalism as both a social and an ecological process with Aaron Jakes. Guest: Aaron Jakes Aaron G. Jakes is Assistant Professor of History at The New School, where he teache…
 
عربي تحت An untold story for most, the women's movement that headed and sustained the First Intifada was a source of tremendous popular power and useful lessons. Noah Black sat down with the director of the award-winning film Naila and the Uprising, Julia Bacha, to discuss this history and more. The film was produced by Rula Salameh and Rebekah Win…
 
عربي تحت Noah T Black sat down with Ermin Sinanovic of the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World to discuss Islam on the Edges. Sinanovic touches on the importance of moving beyond the MENA region in Islamic studies, breaking down the center-periphery distinction, and transnational Muslim identities. الإسلام بعيداً عن المركز: إرمين سنانوفيتش ح…
 
عربي تحت Max Ajl speaks on his recent article in The Journal of Peasant Studies with Omar Dahi. They cover the blind spots in and utility of agrarian studies. Ajl also touches on the need to include considerations of the national question and war in studying agro-ecology. المنطقة العربية وسؤال الدراسات الزراعية: حوار مع ماكس عجل يتحدث ماكس عجل عن م…
 
عربي تحت On this episode of Quick Thoughts, co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, Hebah Fisher speaks about how the first venture-funded podcast company in the Middle East came to be and is navigating the COVID-19 era, and how to incorporate current events into shows that are not focussed on breaking news. Interviewed by Paola Cossermelli…
 
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