articles tagged "The Middle East"

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 »

Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

Thursday, 6 December 2012 | A Public Affair
vijay

On Thursday December 6th, host Allen Ruff interviewed author Vijay Prashad about unrest in the Middle East. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of several books, including “Karma of Brown Folk” (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2001), “Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting” (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2002), and “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World” (winner of the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize). He writes regularly for Frontline (India) and Counterpunch (USA). Prashad discussed with Allen his most recent book, “Arab Spring, …. 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 …. 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 »

Syria, the Middle East, and More

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 | A Public Affair

For the first half of the program today, Cynthia Lin interviewed University of Wisconsin Communication Arts Assistant Professor Karma Chavez about queer justice, migrant rights, and international solidarity work. During the second half of the show, Cynthia interviewed Dr. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth about the situation in Syria. To read more about Dr. Naseer Aruri: http://imeu.net/news/article005787.shtml       To listen to the entire interview: more »

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