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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 حول الهوية الإسلامية عبر الوطنية

يلتقي نوح بلاك مع إرمين سنانوفيتش الذي يتطرق إلى أهمية عدم اقتصار الدراسات الإسلامية على منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، وضرورة تفكيك التمييز بين المركز والأطراف والهويات الإسلامية العابرة للحدود.

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Co-editors of Jadaliyya's Environment Page, Huma Gupta and Gabi Kirk, discussed with Kali Rubaii how ecologies of war have produced multiple waves of displacement and have intimately shaped the lives of displaced Iraqis through the materiality of cement.

ناقش هوما جوبتا وغابي كيرك ، المحررين المشاركان لصفحة البيئة في جدلية ، مع كالي روباي كيف أنتجت بيئات الحرب موجات متعددة من النزوح وشكلت بشكل وثيق حياة النازحين العراقيين من خلال مادة الأسمنت.

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In this interview, which is featured as a part of the launch of the new Jadaliyya Environment page, Malihe Razazan speaks to four of the page's co-editors: Danya Al-Saleh, Brittany Cook, Huma Gupta, and Owain Lawson. They discuss critical approaches to covering the environment, what the new Jadaliyya page seeks to contribute to these conversations, and the need to decolonize our analysis of the environment, energy, and climate change.

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In this episode, we explore the impact of sponsorship on football as a whole and the impact that globalized money from the Middle East has had on the club game. This includes the very humble beginnings of sponsorship on football shirts, a review of some of the classic kits to emerge in the era of sponsored shirts, which big club was slowest to embrace the monied culture of shirt sponsors, and where our presenters think the next source of large-scale sponsorship money will come from around the globe. Why Middle Eastern governments are so eager to jump on the football shirt sponsor wagon is dissected as are the impacts we have already seen. What else could happen because of it, and what the reaction is intended to be from the regime perspective? We also delve into the coronavirus cancelations, La Liga and Serie A’s potential solutions, Barcelona’s potential collapse, what occupation Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simione’s wardrobe reminds the show of, and what sort of unprecedented natural disaster would happen if Spurs won the league in the opinions of our hosts. Also, there are important historical lessons about the difference between a King and a Sultan.

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In the first of a series of interviews that aims to profile the newest and noteworthy academic institutions in the MENA region that are helping to advance critical learning, Jonathan Adler of the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative interviews Katy Whiting of the Sijal Institute. The Sijal Institute is an intensive language and cultural school and institute in the Jabal Amman neighborhood of Amman, Jordan. Whiting discusses the Sijal Institute's efforts to fill gaps in Arabic language instruction, develop new pedagogical strategies, and design more effective cultural immersion programs.

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Hosts: Bassam Haddad, Matt Atteberry, Thomas Serres

In this episode, we explore the sociopolitical issue of racism through the lens of football, with some emphasis on French football. This includes the history of pseudo-scientific thinking, its influence on racial discrimination, the problem of enforcing good behavior, and what FIFA might do. In addition we discuss a name change for the podcast, who looks like the Champions League favorites, and a football detective story so convoluted it could only happen in today’s media environment.

Our guest, Thomas Serres, takes a deep dive into Ligue 1 in France, and the political overtones of bigotry directed at fans of the Algerian national team in French society. As in most European countries, racism has been a recurring problem in French football stadiums. It has notably resulted in deadly clashes between antifascist and neo-Nazi groups of PSG fans in the 2000s. At the same time, these clashes have also allowed the growing securitization of ultras and forms of indiscriminate repression. Race has also been a problem at the national level. When the notoriously multiracial French national team faced major defeats, pundits and politicians have often blamed the "mentality" of players of African or North-African origins. In addition, racist discourses have fueled the public space after each major victory of the Algerian national team, as public displays of "Algerianess" were portrayed as a threat to public safety and a form of betrayal.

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Omar Shanti looks back on the raucous, rebellious, and symbolically rich life of the late Rachid Taha, including a never-before published interview with the Algerian musician in May 2018, only four months before his untimely death.

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Every year, the Arab television industry releases many new soap operas (musalsalat) during the month of Ramadan. But how has the Syrian conflict affected its film industry, which still sometimes releases dozens of shows per year. Mira Nabulsi asked Christa Salamandra, professor of anthropology, about how writers and directors are navigating the unstable political landscape.

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Yemen’s southern secessionist forces appear to have taken effective control of the port city of Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. In this latest conflict, fighters loyal to Southern Transitional Council (STC), which seeks an independent south Yemen, began an offensive against the government forces on August 7. Both sides have been part of a military coalition, dominated by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), which intervened in Yemen in March 2015 against the Houthis and their allies after they removed Mr. Hadi from power earlier that year. The separatist fighters involved in the recent showdown are UAE trained while the government forces appear to be backed by the Saudis.

What is the significance of this recent confrontation? How will it impact the ongoing war in Yemen? What do we need to know about South Yemen and its history? Who are the secessionist in Yemen today? Does the showdown in Eden signal a schism in the Saudi-UAE coalition?

To answer these questions, we turn to Sheila Carapico, a Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Professor Carapico is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia. More recently, she edited a volume entitled Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf.

Courtesy of VOMENA

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Osama Esber, host of the Status Hour program "In Their Own Voices", speaks with the Palestinian poet Mariam Shareef about themes in her writing.

Interviewed by Osama Esber | Arabic

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In this talk, based on her recently published book, Dr. Maha Nassar argues that despite the double-erasure that Palestinian citizens of Israel faced from the state and from the Arab world, intellectuals within this community insisted that they were a part of regional and global cultural projects of decolonization.

Through a critical examination of a wide array of Arabic writings, Nassar demonstrates the importance of Arabic newspapers and literary journals in traversing national boundaries and creating transnational and transregional communities of solidarity. More broadly, she argues for the need to expand our conceptual understanding of decolonization as not only a series of national liberation projects, but also as a global project of cultural and intellectual emancipation.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/article/202863

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In this talk, based on her recently published book, Dr. Maha Nassar argues that despite the double-erasure that Palestinian citizens of Israel faced from the state and from the Arab world, intellectuals within this community insisted that they were a part of regional and global cultural projects of decolonization.

Through a critical examination of a wide array of Arabic writings, Nassar demonstrates the importance of Arabic newspapers and literary journals in traversing national boundaries and creating transnational and transregional communities of solidarity. More broadly, she argues for the need to expand our conceptual understanding of decolonization as not only a series of national liberation projects, but also as a global project of cultural and intellectual emancipation.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/article/202863

Direct download: Nassar_Final.mp3
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Welcome to the first episode of Real Football. In today’s episode, we discuss the evolution of the transfer system and how legal changes in the 1990s turned transfers into the multi-billion Euro spending bonanza we see today. We consider how Gulf capital sustains this spending and the role that it has played in building instant winners in European football, such as Manchester City. The many downsides of the high levels of Gulf spending in European football are also explored, before discussion shifts to the ongoing tensions at Real Madrid and what they mean for the coming season. Real’s Catalan rivals Barcelona and the potential of a Neymar return rounds out the discussion. Keep an ear out for which current player reminds one of the hosts of a deceased champion racehorse. You won’t want to miss it.

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On June 3rd, the Sudanese state security forces and its militia violently attacked and dispersed thousands of demonstrators who had camped outside the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital, for weeks. The violent crackdown left dozens dead and hundreds wounded.

The sit-in was initially held seeking an end to Omar al-Bashir’s three-decades-long authoritarian rule and later, to demand that the army generals who toppled him, hand over power to a civilian government.

According to doctors linked to the protest movement, at least 128 people have been killed since June 3rd. Doctors also say that paramilitary forces carried out dozens of rapes during the attack on the protest-camp.

Dr. Khalid Medani reports on the matter courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).

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Exiled from her home country, Nanda Mohammad, a Syrian actress had to start all over in Egypt in 2012. A story of a fierce talented Syrian actress, with nostalgia for the past, and a break into the most important theaters in the world.

Interviewed by Raghad al-Makhlouf | Arabic

http://statushourbeta.koeinbeta.com/en/Interview/1369

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In this episode of Maydan Podcast, Peter Mandaville speaks with Sylvia Chan-Malik and Khadijah Elshayyal; two scholars whose research intersect themes related to Islam and Gender on two sides of the Atlantic.

For more information on the Muslim Atlantic project, visit www.muslimatlantic.com.

Be sure to visit The Maydan Podcast pages on SoundCloud and Apple iTunes for our previous content including interviews and lectures including with Muhammad Isa Waley and Shahed Amanullah and stay tuned for more content in the coming weeks.

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Managing editor of Jadaliyya, Kylie Broderick, sat down with the founding director of ACSS, Seteney Shami, to talk about networking, knowledge production, and scholastic communities.

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Renowned actress Raghad al-Makhlouf interviews Helen al-Janabi, Yazan al-Qaq, and Ibraheem Manaem, three actors who left Syria to Sweden.

Part 2

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Renowned actress Raghad al-Makhlouf interviews Helen al-Janabi, Yazan al-Qaq, and Ibraheem Manaem, three actors who left Syria to Sweden.

Interviewed by Raghad al-Makhlouf | Arabic

http://statushourbeta.koeinbeta.com/en/Interview/1381

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In January, an 18 year-old Saudi woman, Rahaf Mohammad Al Qunun, sparked international attention when she took on to social media, as she barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok, to stop Thai Authorities from deporting her back to her home country. Rahaf had left her family to seek asylum abroad. She said her life was in danger and that her abusive family escalated her mistreatment after she declared herself an Atheist. Rahaf eventually made it to Canada where she was granted asylum.

But Rahaf’s story is not unique, in fact a growing number of Saudi women and men are leaving the country immigrating or seeking asylum elsewhere. This phenomenon can be, at least in part, explained by the Saudi State’s lack of support for abused women and the overall crackdown on freedom of expression. So how did Saudi media react to the story and how do we place the story of Rahaf in the larger Saudi- Canadian relations and the status of women inside Saudi Arabia.

To learn more, VOMENA producer and reporter Mira Nabulsi spoke with Hana Al-Khamri, a writer and analyst.

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[Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, VOMENA]

In a recent Sanaa Review article, journalist Sahar Abdo describes how the current war in Yemen introduced space for women that was frowned upon in the past. She talks about a subtle challenging of taboos, women being much more present in public spaces, or taking on jobs they did not do in the past.

In most conflicts, women are grouped with children, they are categorized among the most vulnerable groups. This designation erases, in many cases, women who are engaged in the conflict, women who are actively relieving or caring for communities, or those who try to defy the war and go about their lives and activism regardless. This audio documentary digs deeper into life under conflict through the stories and voices of five Yemeni women, based in the cities of Sana’a and Aden. All of them are involved in women and grassroots activism. They talk about how they understand this war and how they view their role as Yemeni women politically and socially.

Research & Interviews/Narration/ Sound by Mira Nabulsi.
Voiceover: Malihe Razazan and Jeannine Etter.

This story was produced in collaboration with the "Muslim Women and the Media" training institute at the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Kristian Petersen is Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies. He is the author of, "Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab", published by Oxford University Press, 2017. He is currently working on a monograph entitled, "The Cinematic Lives of Muslims". He is the host of the New Books in Religion and New Books in Islamic Studies podcasts.

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Dr. Kristian Petersen is Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies. He is the author of, "Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab", published by Oxford University Press, 2017. He is currently working on a monograph entitled, "The Cinematic Lives of Muslims". He is the host of the New Books in Religion and New Books in Islamic Studies podcasts.

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This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

Direct download: CNES_Understanding_the_New_Middle_East-_Day_1_Panel_1.mp3
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In a conversation with Status host and Jadaliyya editor Kylie Broderick, Dr. Dina El Khawaga speaks to 20 years of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship's initatives in the Middle East and North Africa. "[...] Usually we talk about civil society as a victim, and we want to do the contrary. We want always to underline the fact that there are a lot of success stories that we forget to tell about civil society and civil initiatives," says Dr. El Khawaga.

For more content from the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship, visit their Status Hour partner page at www.statushour.com

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The interview is a dialogue with Ahmad Kiki, a Syrian young actor, who graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, Syria. Two years after his graduation, Kiki found himself in a prison, arrested because he stood up for freedom and justice in Syria. In this interview, Kiki recounts a painful story about fleeing from Syria to Turkey in a dangerous trip he had to make by sea. Even so, this journey of fear and suffering fortunately has a happy ending.

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Omar Youssef Souleimane, a Syrian award-winning poet and journalist, discusses his new book Le Petit Terroriste (“The Little Terrorist”) (2018) which was published in French by Flammarion, Paris and reflects on the seventh anniversary of the Syrian Revolution.

March 17th, 2018 | Arabic

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In Part II, the panelists delve deeper into their respective case-studies, highlighting similarities and differences between certain authoritarian leaders, while addressing other topics, such as how each leader makes use of 'grievances' as a tool to maintain power.

Courtesy of Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)
February 15th, 2018 | English

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In Part I, the speakers introduce themselves and speak of examples of authoritarianism in countries such as Turkey, China, North Korea and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Courtesy of Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)
February 15th, 2018 | English

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VOMENA (Voices of the Middle East and North Africa) Producer Shahram Aghamir spoke with Dr. Cengiz Gunes who is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University in the UK about the Turkish invasion of Afrin, an enclave in North Western Syria, on January 20th.

March 22nd, 2018 | English
Interviewed by Shahram Aghamir
Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA)

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Yerevan Hassan is the Learning Center Manager at Basmeh & Zeitooneh, a Lebanese NGO for relief and development.

Basmeh and Zeitooneh has established a Learning Center in Shatila refugee camp for Syrian students between the ages of five and fifteen. It was designed specifically for those students whose education was disrupted by the conflict, and who are not able to enroll in Lebanese public schools. The Learning Center is serving now over 700 students and is the only educational program of its scale available for Syrian children in Shatila refugee camp.

Interviewed by Mohamad-Ali Nayel
September 26th, 2017 | Arabic

Status host Mohamad-Ali Nayel speaks with Yerevan Hassan about Basmeh and Zeitooneh's educational initiatives in the Shatila refugee camp.

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أبو غابي مغني فلسطيني, ولد في سوريا سنة 1983 ,ويعيش اليوم في فرنسا
درس الصحافة في سوريا ولكن الظروف في سوريا أجبرته على المغادرة سنة 2013 متجها إلى لبنان, ليبدأ هناك طريق مغاير لما اختاره في سوريا إذ بدأ يخطو في بيروت أولى خطواته باتجاه حلمه بأن يصبح مغنيا محترفا, فمن أغنية لولاك التي سجلها مع مجموعة من الموسيقيين المحترفين وتم توزيعها من قبل مغني الراب الفلسطني (أسلوب), إلى أن سجل مجموعة من الاغاني مع عدة موسيقيين منهم الموزع المصري أحمد عمران, وتجارب موسيقية هنا وهناك حتى تمكن رغم كل الظروف من إصدار ألبومه الأول ( حجاز حرب).

Interviewed by Raghad Al Makhlouf
September 27th, 2017 | Arabic

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Omar Dewachi and Jonathan Whittall 

Interviewed by Mohamad Ali Nayel

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Omar Barghouti

Interviewed by Diaa Ali

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Majd Kayyal and Rasha Hilwi

Hosted by Nour Joudah

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Laila Shereen Sakr

Hosted by Adel Iskandar

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Khalil Antonio Valasquez, Mohammad Abou-Ghazala, Omar Zahzah, and Tina Matar

Hosted by Tareq Radi

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Alaa'eddin Abdulmawla

Interviewed by Osama Esber

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Ahmad Dallal

Interviewed by Bassam Haddad

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Rania Abouzeid

Interviewed by Malihe Razazan

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Anwar al-Rasheed

Interviewed by Fateh Azzam

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Katty Alhayek

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Status Show with Bassam Haddad, Sinan Antoon, and Adel Iskandar

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Samer Abboud

Quick Thoughts

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Nadia Ben Youssef

Interviewed by Noura Erakat

26 May 2015

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Maisan Hamdan & Asef Nejm

Interviewed by Firas Jaber

15 June 2015

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Moutaz Al Kheder

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