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Chris Giannou
Understanding the Middle East + Terrorism: Theirs & Ours

2 Programs First program: Chris Giannou - Understanding the Middle East Large parts of the Middle East today are engulfed in violence. Why? What historical factors shape the current conflicts?...

Bruce Schneier
The Internet, Privacy & Power

Edward Snowden’s remarkable revelations leave no doubt. Big Brother is here. The National Security Agency’s PRISM program is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance and data mining system. In plain English:...  

Arundhati Roy
Gandhi & Caste

States have their iconic heroes. Founding Fathers. Jinnah in Pakistan, Ataturk in Turkey, George Washington in the U.S., Gandhi in India. To criticize them is risky business as they have...  

Deepa Kumar, Arun Kundnani
Racism & Surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a long history of spying on African Americans including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The great writer Richard Wright, who was...  

Mohamad Elmasry
Egypt: From Pharaoh to Pharaoh

Egypt’s latest pharaoh is Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He orchestrated a coup toppling the democratically elected government of Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013. The U.S. refused to call...  

Chris Giannou
Understanding the Middle East

Large parts of the Middle East today are engulfed in violence. Why? What historical factors shape the current conflicts? Take Iraq for example, a country in chaos. The U.S. has...  

Maria de Zayas
The Poetry of Maria de Zayas

Maria de Zaya's early 17th century writing represents Spain's first feminist poet and novelist.  This program features readings in Spanish and English as  well as commentary from  Prof. Yvonne Guillon...

Louis Dupree
Afghanistan

Louis and Nancy Dupree discuss the history and culture of Afghanistan with David Barsamian.

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