[UPDATE: This event has been delayed by two hours. Rather than streaming at 2pm EDT, the interview will now be conducted at 4 PM EDT/ 9 PM CET.]
Connections Podcast Episode 1
The Biden Administration and the Middle East
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Noam Chomsky
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
4:00 PM EDT | 9:00 PM CET
Join us on Wednesday, 17 March for a conversation with Noam Chomsky hosted by Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani to discuss US foreign policy in the Middle East under Biden. The interview will examine the Biden administration’s Middle East policies, explore elements of continuity and change in US policy towards the region after the Trump years, and discuss what recent developments regarding Iran, Yemen, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia portend for the coming years.
This interview is the first episode of Connections Podcast. Connections will offer timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship. Connections will focus primarily but not exclusively on the Middle East.
The world’s most recognized public intellectual, Noam Chomsky is also a path-breaking linguist and the author of numerous books, including many on the US and the Middle East. Chomsky is professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more than half a century.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.