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Juan Cole with Phyllis Bennis, Conversation, 6 April 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 6, 2016.

Juan Cole is a Middle East scholar, distinguished academic, and commentator who has, for three and a half decades, sought to put the complex relationship between the West and the Muslim world in historical context. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and is the author of Engaging the Muslim World and, most recently, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East. He has regular columns at The Nation and Truthdig, and blogs on Informed Comment at Juancole.com.

He holds a B.A. in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in Arabic studies/history from American University in Cairo and a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as director for the Center of South Asian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Cole talked about the Middle East, highlighting ISIS and recent developments in the region, followed by a conversation with Phyllis Bennis.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

In this episode, he joined in conversation Phyllis Bennis. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Juan Cole with Phyllis Bennis, Talk, 6 April 2016 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 6, 2016.

Juan Cole is a Middle East scholar, distinguished academic, and commentator who has, for three and a half decades, sought to put the complex relationship between the West and the Muslim world in historical context. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and is the author of Engaging the Muslim World and, most recently, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East. He has regular columns at The Nation and Truthdig, and blogs on Informed Comment at Juancole.com.

He holds a B.A. in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in Arabic studies/history from American University in Cairo and a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as director for the Center of South Asian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Cole talked about the Middle East, highlighting ISIS and recent developments in the region, followed by a conversation with Phyllis Bennis.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

In this episode, he is introduced by Phyllis Bennis and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Juan Cole with Phyllis Bennis, 6 April 2016 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 6, 2016.

Juan Cole with Phyllis Bennis, 6 April 2016

Juan Cole is a Middle East scholar, distinguished academic, and commentator who has, for three and a half decades, sought to put the complex relationship between the West and the Muslim world in historical context. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and is the author of Engaging the Muslim World and, most recently, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East. He has regular columns at The Nation and Truthdig, and blogs on Informed Comment at Juancole.com.

He holds a B.A. in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in Arabic studies/history from American University in Cairo and a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as director for the Center of South Asian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Cole talked about the Middle East, highlighting ISIS and recent developments in the region, followed by a conversation with Phyllis Bennis.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Hamid Dabashi with David Barsamian, 5 December 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 5, 2012.

Hamid Dabashi with David Barsamian

Hamid Dabashi was born in the Khuzestan province of Iran and received his college education in Tehran before moving to the U.S. where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His newest book, The World of Persian Literary Humanism, is forthcoming in October 2012.

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Nathalie Handal with Naomi Shihab Nye, 24 October 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 24, 2012.

Nathalie Handal with Naomi Shihab Nye

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, writer, and a cultural and literary activist. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. Her most recent poetry collections include Love and Strange Horses, winner of the 2011 Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award, and Poet in Andalucia, described as “a unique recreation, in reverse, of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Poet in New York.” Alice Walker lauds Handal’s work as “poems of depth and weight and the sorrowing song of longing and resolve.” She is also the editor of the groundbreaking The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology and co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond.

Her most recent plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey, London. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica Magazine, Words without Borders, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, and Stand Magazine.

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Nathalie Handal with Naomi Shihab Nye, Conversation, 24 October 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 24, 2012.

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, writer, and a cultural and literary activist. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. Her most recent poetry collections include Love and Strange Horses, winner of the 2011 Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award, and Poet in Andalucía, described as “a unique recreation, in reverse, of Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York.” Alice Walker lauds Handal’s work as “poems of depth and weight and the sorrowing song of longing and resolve.” She is also the editor of the groundbreaking The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology and co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond.

Her most recent plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey, London. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica Magazine, Words without Borders, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, and Stand Magazine.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the audio recordings of this event there.

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Nathalie Handal with Naomi Shihab Nye, Reading, 24 October 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 24, 2012.

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, writer, and a cultural and literary activist. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. Her most recent poetry collections include Love and Strange Horses, winner of the 2011 Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award, and Poet in Andalucía, described as “a unique recreation, in reverse, of Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York.” Alice Walker lauds Handal’s work as “poems of depth and weight and the sorrowing song of longing and resolve.” She is also the editor of the groundbreaking The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology and co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond.

Her most recent plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey, London. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica Magazine, Words without Borders, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, and Stand Magazine.

In this episode she is introduced by Naomi Shihab Nye and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the audio recordings of this event there.

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Phyllis Bennis with David Barsamian, 10 April 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 10 April, 2012.

Phyllis Bennis with David Barsamian

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is a writer, analyst, and long-time activist on Middle East and UN issues. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.

She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

Bennis is the author of Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer (2010), Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (2007), and Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis: A Primer (2008). Bennis also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter on events in the Middle East.

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Phyllis Bennis with David Barsamian, Conversation, 10 April 2012 – Video

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 10 April, 2012.

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is a writer, analyst, and long-time activist on Middle East and UN issues. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.

She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

Bennis is the author of Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer (2010), Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (2007), and Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis: A Primer (2008). Bennis also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter on events in the Middle East.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with David Barsamian. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Phyllis Bennis with David Barsamian, Talk, 10 April 2012 – Video

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 10 April, 2012.

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is a writer, analyst, and long-time activist on Middle East and UN issues. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.

She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

Bennis is the author of Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer (2010), Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (2007), and Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis: A Primer (2008). Bennis also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter on events in the Middle East.

In this episode she is introduced by David Barsamian and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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