articles tagged "Jennifer Loewenstein"

A Looming Attack on Syria

Sunday, 8 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Night view of Damascus, Syria

This week, President Barack Obama pleads his case for attacking Syria. To talk about this issue and the history behind it, our host Allen Ruff spoke with investigative journalist Robert Parry and UW-Madison Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Jennifer Loewenstein. more »

Clinging to Hope in the Middle East

Thursday, 4 July 2013 | buzz
Jennifer Loewenstein

Professor Jennifer Loewenstien joined the 8 O’clock Buzz to give us an update on Palestine and Egypt. more »

The Current State of Syria

Friday, 31 May 2013 | A Public Affair
A photo of Jennifer Loewenstein

On Friday May 31, our host Esty Dinur interviewed Jennifer Loewenstein, the Associate director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison, about what’s happening in Syria. more »

The Suffering Grasses and the Crisis in Syria

Friday, 30 November 2012 | A Public Affair
The Suffering Grasses

On Friday November 30th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Iara Lee about her documentary film “THE SUFFERING GRASSES: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” Iara Lee is a Korean Brazilian film producer, director and activist who works mainly in the Middle East. Esty also spoke with Middle East expert Professor Jennifer Loewenstein who added to the discussion of the film and the crisis in Syria. “The ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries… When elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.” Read Iara Lee’s piece in The Huffington Post:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/iara-lee/the-only-true-revolution-in-syria-is-nonviolent_b_1519844.html#s=more226651 Read more about the film, “The Suffering Grasses:” http://www.culturesofresistance.org/suffering-grasses   Listen to the entire program: more »

Jennifer Loewenstein on the Middle East

Thursday, 26 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Thursday July 26th, Allen Ruff interviewed Jennifer Loewenstein on various matters concerning the Middle East. Jennifer Loewenstein is the Associate Director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a political activist in here in Madison, and writes as a freelance journalist. Her work has been featured in scholarly publications such as The Journal of Palestine Studies and she is a regular contributor to CounterPunch magazine. Loewenstein is a well known critic of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians as well as American support for Israel. To read more about Jennifer Loewenstein: http://experts.news.wisc.edu/experts/918 more »

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