Amidst the rambunctious MESA (Middle East Studies Association) conference atmosphere, we and all our partner organizations are happy to announce the release of STATUS/الوضع Issue 2.3. [See Arabic here.]
By far, this is our richest and most diverse issue yet, with something for every taste, whether it is current events, history, culture, poetry, music, or otherwise. Lots of gratitude to our guests, hosts, and team for delivering this colossal installment.
In this issue, we continue our Intellectual Journey series with an interview with Ahmad Dallal (following our first installment with Ella Shohat), and a host of other interviews addressing topics ranging from "civil society" in the Arab Gulf to a bouquet of interviews on various aspects of Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Sudan, and ISIS.
Significantly, the number of programs (i.e., recurring segments with multiple interviewees) is expanding in this issue to include segments on literature and poetry, with interviews and conversations from the region itself, which is an important addition to our existing content on independent and alternative music. We also have the third episodes for our existing programs Reclaiming Academic Freedom and Quick Thoughts.
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You will also find several segments on key topics, including a series of interviews on Detention in Syria by Katty Alhayek (those imprisoned by both ISIS and the Syrian regime), and Testimonies from Palestinian Prisoners in Israel by Nour Joudeh and Addameer, and the voices of activists in the ongoing Lebanon Protest Movement by Tania Elkhoury.
Our Quick Thoughts program features interviews (some quicker than others!) on Sudan, Lebanon, Palestine, and our regular run-down of trending topics in social media in the region.
Our Panels, Lectures, and Conferences section has also expanded and now includes recordings from select events on topics from Political Economy to Media, and beyond. In addition to generic interest in these topics, these presentations make for excellent supplementary listening for classroom assignments, as well as research instigators.
We will progressively feature this material on Jadaliyya and the websites of other Status partners in the region and beyond. Stay tuned!
More soon. Always.
Issue 2.3 • Fall 2015
Table of Contents
- Quick Thoughts* with Khalid Medani, Majd Kayyal, Rasha Hilwi, Maya Mikdashi, and Laila Shereen Sakr
- Whose University? Criminalizing Student Organizing on Campus* with Khalil Antonio Valasquez, Mohammad Abu Ghazala, Omar Zahzah, and Tina Matar
- Music Production Cycle in Palestine from Akka to Gaza* with Samer Jaradat, Terez Sleiman, Mahmoud Jrere, Shurouq Qawariq, Mohammed Najem, Anas al-Najjar, Ibrahim al-Najjar, Ismael Daoud, Khamis Abushaban
- Poetry Has Its Own Spring* with Alaa’eddin Abdulmawla
- Poetry and Exile* with Golan Haji
- Intellectual Journey with Ahmad Dallal
- Lebanon Protest Movement: Its History and Current Struggles with Joelle Boutros, Sarah Wansa, and Nidal Ayoub
- Syria, ISIS, and Civil War with Maher Esber
- A Closely Guarded Secret: Saving the Most Vulnerable Women in Baghdad with Rania Abouzeid
- Since the “Change Revolution:” From the Perspective of a Young Yemeni with Farea al-Muslimi
- Traditional Arabic Music: An Interview with Irab with Bassel Kassem
- The Significance of Palestinian Arts Festivals and their Challenges with Iman Hammouri
- Civil Society in the Arab Gulf: Reality and Prospects with Anwar al-Rasheed
- Detention in Syria with Hussein Ghrer, Keffah Ali Deeb, and Milah Shehabi
- Archiving Palestine: Building a Digital Platform for Oral History with Hana Sleiman
- Climate of Control: Testimonies from Palestinian Prisoners with Sahar Francis, Ayman Nasser, Ahmad Attoun, Mokhles Borghal, and Mohammad Moghrabi
- Theeb: A Jordanian Bedouin Tale with Naji Abu Nowar
- Then and Now: Art as an Agent of Resistance in Palestine with Hafez Omar
- My Very Own Intifada: Poetry, Music, and Film with Sobhi al-Zoaidi
- Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq with Ali Issa
- Today’s Palestinian Popular Movement with Khalil Shaheen
- Violations Against Palestinian Prisoners with Issam Baker
- We Refuse: More on the Campaign and their First Visit to Lebanon with Maisan Hamdan and Samer Asakli
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