In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, Julie Hakim Azzam speaks with author Leila Abdelrazaq, who discusses her graphic novel based on her father's childhood in the Baddawi refugee camp in Lebanon.
Leila is a Chicago-based Palestinian author, artist, and organizer. She graduated from DePaul University in 2015 ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Moe Ali Nael interviews anthropologist Martha Mundy, who weighs in on the political, economic, and social challenges in Yemen.
Martha Mundy taught at Yarmouk University, UCLA, the American University of Beirut, Université Lyon 2 Lumière, and the London School ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, the Norwegian physician Mads Gilbert speaks with Malihe Razazan about his new book Night in Gaza, detailing his work and experience in the besieged Gaza Strip during Israeli attacks.
Mads Gilbert is a medical doctor at the University Hospital of North Norway. Since 1981, ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, Nada Ghandour-Demiri speaks with the Greek journalist and producer Kostas Kallergis, who provides insights on the migration crisis in Greece and reflects on the role of journalists in covering this topic.
Kostas Kallergis is a Greek journalist and producer who, in the last year, ... Read More »
In this broad-ranging and incisive STATUS/الوضع interview with journalist and filmmaker Safa Al Ahmad, she delves into her recent coverage of Yemen reflecting on the humanitarian disaster there, the various actors on the ground, and the gendered dimensions of covering this conflict.
Safa Al Ahmad is a Saudi freelance ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Moe Ali Nayel speaks with columnist and author Rami Khoury, who gives a wide-ranging diagnosis of ISIS's rise and outcomes. This conversation is a follow-up to ASI’s workshop “Understanding the ISIS Phenomenon" held at the American University of Beirut.
Rami George ... Read More »
In this interview with STATUS/الوضع host Katty Alhayek, journalist and author Rafia Zakaria discusses her articles on ISIS and women, and the challenges that she faces when sharing her perspective on these issues with a wider audience.
Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and political philosopher. She is a ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mona Kareem speaks with Toby Matthiesen about sectarianism in the Gulf after the Arab uprisings.
Toby Matthiesen gained his doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2011. He is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring ... Read More »
This interview was conducted on the occasion of the publication of the Turkish editions of Asef Bayat’s Making Islam Democratic and Life as Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007 and 2013 respectively), and originally appeared in Cumhuriyet Kitap 1366 (21 April 2016): 14–15. It is a follow-up of our first public ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Noura Erakat interviews Nicola Perugini about his newly co-authored book The Human Right to Dominate.
Nicola Perugini is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. He has been assistant Professor at and Director of the Human Rights Program at the Al Quds Bard ... Read More »
In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Malihe Razazan speaks with Alia Malek about Malek's article "The Road to Germany $2400" which recently appeared in Foreign Policy.
Alia Malek is a journalist, civil rights lawyer, and author of A Country Called Amreeka: Roots, American ... Read More »
[The Syrian Kurds are playing an increasingly prominent role in that country’s conflict, and in recent years Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces have seized effective control of most territories in northern Syria with substantial Kurdish populations. In March 2016, shortly after the PYD was excluded from participation ... Read More »
In this interview with STATUS/الوضع host Adel Iskander, artist Heba Y. Amin discusses and reflects on her most jarring works, which include hacking the set of televions series Homeland with subversive graffiti, a videographic documentation of long-lost online audio messages from the Egyptian revolution ... Read More »
This episode of Reclaiming Academic Freedom examines the state's use of university campuses as sites of surveillance and recruitment, and its effects on students and faculty. STATUS/الوضع host Tareq Radi interviews Muna Sharif, Arshad Ali, Jared Austin, and Danya Zituni about their experiences.
The program ... Read More »
From the perspective of an increasing number of Muslim intellectuals, discussions around the prospects of Islamic societies charting their own political futures are fraught with pressures to engage in the application of Western liberal (and neo-liberal) values as a means of validating such intellectual projects. Thus, ... Read More »
On Wednesday, 22 March 2016, the University of California Board of Regents’ Educational Policy Committee voted unanimously to approve a working group’s recommendation for a set of “Principles Against Intolerance.” The twelve-page “Principles Against Intolerance” report and its controversial introduction were developed ... Read More »
Safwan Dahoul’s recent paintings indicate several new developments in his ongoing Dream series, the influential body of work that has distinguished his career. Although the psychologically laden paintings are widely exhibited and collected, little is known about the origins of the series other than the fact that it ... Read More »
At the 2016 edition of Art Dubai Modern, Samia Halaby will be featured in The Mechanics of Nature, an exhibition organized by Ayyam Gallery that explores historical developments in abstract art through the works of two pioneering Arab painters.
Halaby is represented in the exhibition with examples that date from the ... Read More »
In this Quick Thoughts conversation with Status/الوضع host Bassam Haddad, Khalid Medani provides a near-comprehensive account of Sudan's recent past, its internal and external struggles, and current challenges.
Khalid Mustafa Medani is associate professor of political science and Islamic ... Read More »
[Emmanuel Blanchard est historien, spécialiste des pratiques policières en situation coloniale. Il est également engagé de longue date dans la défense des droits des étrangers en France et dans l'Union Européenne. Il a accepté de s'entretenir avec Jadaliyya au sujet de la sécuritisation des politiques migratoires ... Read More »
In this interview with Status/الوضع host Moe Ali Nayel, Hana Sleiman takes Status deep below the American University in Beirut building where a vast archive is housed, keeping Palestinian memory alive.
Hana Sleiman is an archivist and researcher based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her research interest lies in archive ... Read More »
On 2 January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed forty-seven people, including prominent dissident Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Soon after the executions, organized mobs attacked the Saudi diplomatic missions in Tehran and the northeastern city of Mash-had. The tension between the two countries reached its paroxysm when Saudi ... Read More »
In this interview, Mailhe Razazan speaks with Rania Abouzeid about her article "Out of Sight" in the New Yorker.
Rania Abouzeid is an award-winning journalist with over a decade's experience in the Middle East. She has held several fellowships, including the Ochberg at Columbia University's Graduate ... Read More »
The humanitarian costs of the Syrian conflict have been staggering. Many, including officials at the United Nations, identify this as the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 200,000 Syrians killed, more than four million refugees, approximately eight million displaced inside Syria, close to 650,000 ... Read More »
إطلاق العدد الجديد من مجلة "الوضع" الخاص بالذكرى السنوية الأولى لإصدار المجلة.
وسط الجو الصاخب لمؤتمر رابطة دراسات الشرق الأوسط (ميسا)، يسعدنا نحن والمؤسسات الشريكة لنا أن نعلن عن إطلاق عدد الوضع (2.3).
[للنسخة الانجيليزية، اضغط\ي هنا]
هذا عددنا الأغنى والأكثر تنوعاً حتى الآن، وفيه ... Read More »
In this episode of Reclaiming Academic Freedom, Status//الوضع host Tareq Radi interviews four students on the university’s stifling of political organizing via the criminalization of student activities that challenge institutional decisions and policies.
The program episode below includes four parts ... Read More »
[Alisa Lebow, a filmmaker and film scholar who teaches at the University of Sussex, is the Creator/Director/Producer/Writer of Filming Revolution, an interactive data-base documentary archive about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution, which was launched in October 2015.]
Anthony ... Read More »
[City Talks provides a platform for conversations around the social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental transformations that define the historical and contemporary geographies of the Middle East and beyond. Bringing together voices from critical scholars, activists, and artists, it seeks to explore the ... Read More »
[هذا الجزء الثاني من مقابلة أجراها المركز اللبناني للدراسات مع محرر جدلية والباحث زياد أبو الريش، وهي تركّز على قطاع الكهرباء ومسائل تتعلق بمؤسسات الدولة في بداية عهد الجمهوريّة اللبنانيّة. وتجدر الإشارة إلى أنه تم إجراء هذه المقابلة قبل انطلاق الحراك الكبير في بيروت في شهر أيلول 2015. أما الجزء الأول فناقش ... Read More »
Historians of the Middle East have long ignored the middle class in general and the activities of Arab capitalists in particular. For many, capitalism is synonymous with colonialism, and prevailing narratives have not been able to accommodate entrepreneurs who resist characterization as “comprador” allies of colonial ... Read More »