6/03/09: Professor Beshara Doumani will be in conversation with Fawwaz Traboulsi, History Professor, long-time political commentator , and weekly columnist for As-Safir. They will discuss the upcoming the parlimentary elections in Lebanon.
And, Israeli born jazz artist Gilad Atzmon talks to Khalil Bendib about his politics and music as well as his upcoming concerts in Palo Alto and Berkeley. http://www.norcalism.org/events.html
Two Surgeons from the UK, Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah and Dr Swee Ang, managed to get into Gaza during the Israeli invasion. Here they describe their experiences, share their views, and conclude that the people of Gaza are extremely vulnerable and defenseless in the event of another attack.
The Lancet Global Health Network removed the report from its website on March 2nd
Boston Globe: Scenes from the Gaza Strip
Read the report here
Listen to VOMENA’s Malihe Razazan interview one of the authors of piece:
Berkeley History Professor Beshara Doumani will be in conversation with Leila Farsakh, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation
The full audio of the interview will be posted on Tuesday, May 5th,
A conversation with young Pakistani-American playwright Wahajat Ali and his producer and Pre-eminent literary figure, Ishmael Reed, about the play The Domestic Crusaders
A conversation with Michel Shehade about the May 7th screening of “Salt of This Sea”, a sneak preview benefit for the 13th Annual Arab Film Festival. The screening will be at 7 PM at California Theater located at 2113 Kittredge Street in Berkeley.
Commemorating the 94th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
- Conversation with Matthew Jendian,Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fresno , as well as Stephan Astourian, Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Armenian Students Association at UC Berkeley will be commemorating the Armenian Genocide by holding a series of events at on the campus during the week.
- A conversation with Benjamin Gilmour about his debut film “ Son of a Lion” that will be screened in this year’s SF Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to start on April 23.
Resources of Interest
Professor Mahmood Mamdani, prominent political scientist and anthropologist at Columbia University. Mahmood Mamdani’s new book is entitled “ Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror “
Dr. Renée Dreyfus, Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation at Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco about a rare Achaemenid Persian relief that recently became part of the museum’s permanent collection. An all-day symposium celebrates this recent ancient art acquisition on Saturday, April 25, 2009.
April 1st, 2009
In this week’s program, Shahram Aghamir speaks with Imran Aslam, veteran Pakistani journalist and president of Geo TV, Pakistan’
s premier television news channel, as well as Kamran Ali, Associate Professor Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Austin in Texas. Imran Aslam and Kamran Ali discuss the U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the role of regional players such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and India in the war in Afghanistan.
Later in the program, a conversation with veteran journalist and activist Henry Norr evaluates Congress woman Barbra Lee’
s position with respect to issues such as Palestine/Israel and police brutality at home.
Sources of Interest
The Independent: Afghan leader accused of bid to ‘legalise rape’
March 18th, 2008
In this week’s program, we mark the 6th anniversary of the full-scale invasion and occupation of Iraq. Shahram Aghamir speaks to independent journalist Dahr Jamail and Nabil Al-Takriti, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington.
Later in the program, Sanaz Meshkinpour and Shuka Kalantari take us through the tradition of NoRouz that starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator and winter ends. Scroll to the bottom of the page to for a short video of the event, produced by Kiazad Ehya.
Also in the program, Khalil Bendib has a commentary on the International Court of Justice indictment against Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes.