Connections Podcast Episode 2
The Politics of Holy Cities
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Mick Dumper and Maha Samman
Sunday, 11 April 2021
1:00 PM EST | 7:00 PM CET
Join us on Sunday, 11 April for a conversation with Mick Dumper and Maha Samman hosted by Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani to discuss the politics of holy cities. This episode of Connections Podcast will examine the interaction between religion, political power, and conflict through the prism of such cities and other urban environments, in the Middle East and around the globe.
This interview is the second episode of Connections Podcast. Connections offers 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.
Michael Dumper is Professor in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, UK. In addition to his most recent book, Power, Piety and People: The Politics of Holy Cities in the 21st Century (Columbia University Press, 2020) he is also author of Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History and the Future of the Holy City (Columbia University Press, 2014 and a number of books on Palestinian refugees. He has acted as a consultant on Middle East politics for the UK and Canadian governments, as well as for the UN and the EU.
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.
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