Connections Episode 59
The Israel Lobby and US Academia
Mouin Rabbani Interivews Nader Hashemi
On Wednesday, 10 May Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Nader Hashemi about the Israel lobby’s campaigns to purge critical scholars from US universities. This episode of Connections examines a recent case study at the University of Denver, and discuss the wider implications for US academia.
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.
Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (Oxford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (Melville House, 2011), and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN).
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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