Transnational Times Podcast Episode 1
A Book Talk with Darryl Li
Hosted by Noura Erakat
The Universal Enemy
Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity
Friday, 16 April | 3:00 PM EDT
This is the inaugural episode of Transnational Times Podcast, a series that seeks to examine the activist praxis, intellectual engagements, historical continuities, and abundant possibilities of transnational solidarities today. The podcast features activists on the ground as well as scholars, public intellectuals, and journalists committed to the practice and/or study of transnationalism. Transnational solidarity is bound within a state-centric order but exceeds it in its understanding of financial, juridical, social, and political entwinements across the globe that sutures common classes and interests irrespective of national belonging. Transnationalism thus considers the domestic and the foreign as a dialectical structure that makes imperative political solidarities beyond the state for the sake of establishing alternative world orders in the service of emancipation.
In this episode, host Noura Erakat speaks with Darryl Li on his book The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (Standford University Press 2019). They will discuss such topics as the politics and nuances of transnational Islamist forces and fighters, their universalist ideals, and reflections on solidarity under conditions of American empire.
Click here to check out The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (Standford University Press 2019) by Darryl Li .
Click here to read Jadaliyya's NEWTON on The Universal Enemy.
Upcoming Podcast Episode
An interview with Adom Getachew on Black internationalism and the Challenge to Imperialism | 19 May at 4:00 PM EDT
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick Department of Africana Studies. Her research interests include humanitarian law, refugee law, national security law, and critical race theory. Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law As Politics in the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019). She is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, as a Legal Advocate for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as the national grassroots organizer and legal advocate at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Noura is the coeditor of Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures, an anthology related to the 2011 and 2012 Palestine bids for statehood at the UN. More recently, Noura released a pedagogical project on the Gaza Strip and Palestine, which includes a short multimedia documentary, "Gaza In Context," that rehabilitates Israel’s wars on Gaza within a settler-colonial framework. She is also the producer of the short video, "Black Palestinian Solidarity." She is a frequent commentator, with recent appearances on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others, and her writings have been widely published in the national media and academic journals.