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Yemen's Political Economy: An Anthropologist's Perspective - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Martha Mundy

 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 of Economics where she is professor emerita of anthropology. Major books were Domestic Government: Kinship, community and polity in North Yemen (1995), and with ...

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مقابلات لبرنامج الوضع مع بعض مؤدي ومستمعي الراب في بيروت

  من تحت الأرض وإلى الشارع راب عربي: شدّ عصب   تلقي هذه المقابلة الأولى نظرة على موسيقى الراب العربية، صدى الشارع، والجمهور في عرض تم في.بيروت

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Night in Gaza: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Mads Gilbert

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, he has been going regularly to Palestine as a teacher and emergency care doctor at Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital. He has worked in Gaza during successive waves of ...

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Covering the Migration Crisis in Greece - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Kostas Kallergis

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, has worked extensively with foreign media on the coverage of the migration crisis. He is currently working with the BBC. He has a long experience in journalism ...

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الثورة المضادة في مصر: دور الخوف وتغوّل الأجهزة الأمنية

  في هذه المقابلة للوضع يتكلم علي الرجال مع خالد فهمي عن الثورات في مصر عبر التاريخ. خالد فهمي إستاذ في قسم التاريخ في الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة. وأستاذ زائر في جامعة هارفارد في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. حصل على دكتوراه في التاريخ من جامعة أكسفورد عام 1993. دّرس في جامعة برينستون بين عامي 1994 و 1999، وعمل أستاذا للدراسات الإسلامية ودراسات الشرق الأوسط في جامعة نيويورك 1999 و 2010، كما عمل بين عامي 2000 و 2001 في المركز الدولي للدراسات المتقدمة التابع للجامعة ...

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Yemen Quietly Being Killed: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Safa Al Ahmad

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 journalist and filmmaker. Her focus is the Arabian Peninsula, primarily Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Her first film ‘Al Qaeda in Yemen’ was nominated for an Emmy ...

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Why Bombing ISIS is not a Solution - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Rami Khoury

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 Khouri is a Beirut¬-based internationally syndicated political columnist and book author. A Palestinian¬Jordanian and US citizen, he was the first director of ...

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ISIS and Women: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Rafia Zakaria

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 regular columnist for Al Jazeera America and Dawn Pakistan and has written for many publications around the world including The Hindu, The ...

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Sectarianism in the Gulf - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Toby Matthiesen

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 That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013), and The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The interview is ...

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Black-Palestinian Solidarity - from STATUS/الوضع Panels

Co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship. [The panel was held on 8 December 2015 at the American University of Beirut.]   Covering historical trajectory to current efforts between the communities and movements, this panel from STATUS/الضع presents three aspects of Black-Palestinian Solidarity. The panel is moderated by Rania Masri and includes:  "The Evolution of ...

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Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine - A STATUS/الوضع Lecture by Sherene Seikaly

Sponsored by George Mason University's Middle East and Islamic Studies Program [This lecture by Sherene Seikaly was held on 16 March 2016 at George Mason University.]   In this lecture presented by STATUS/الوضغ, Sherene Seikalydiscusses and contextualizes her new book Men of Capital in Times of Scarcity: Economy in Palestine (Stanford Unviersity Press, 2016). Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on ...

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Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention - A STATUS/الوضع Lecture by Bassam Haddad

Sponsored by Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and in partnership with the Markaz Resource Center  [This lecture by Bassam Haddad was held on 22 January 2016 at Stanford University]   After nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight. More significantly, more than half of the Syrian population ...

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The Human Right to Dominate: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Nicola Perugini

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 College (Jerusalem, Palestine), and taught at the Department of International Relations of the American University of Rome. He is the author (with Neve Gordon) of The ...

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Syrian Refugees and the Map of a Dangerous Journey: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Alia Malek

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 Stories. She is currently a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at the Nation Institute and at work on a book about Syria.   The interview is divided into three ...

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إطلاق العدد 3.1 من مجلة الوضع

 بعد مرور سنة على إطلاق مجلة “الوضع” الصوتية، وتماماً قبل أن نجري تعديلاً رئيسياً على منبرنا الإلكتروني، يسرّنا أن نعلن تقديم دفعة جديدة من المقابلات في عددنا الأضخم حتى الآن. سيُذْكَر هذا العدد على أنه العدد الذي يضمّ أكبر عدد من المقابلات باللغة العربية حتى الآن. وهذه ليست مصادفة عشوائية، بل بالأحرى شهادة على التزامنا بتأصيل الموضوعات التي نناقشها في دينامية إقليمية وتعقيدات محلية.ويسعدنا أن نعلن مع منظمات شريكة إطلاق العدد 3. 1 من مجلة الوضع الصوتية (شاهد النسخة ...

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Art as Interruption: On 'Homeland,' Revolutionary Utterances, Surveillance - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Heba Y. Amin

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 (Speak2Tweet), and how birds relate to surveillance, the Bible, and the British takeover of Jerusalem.  Heba Y. Amin is an Egyptian visual artist, researcher and ...

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The Panoptic Gaze and the Ivory Tower: A STATUS/الوضع Episode of Reclaiming Academic Freedom

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 episode below includes four parts that you can click on separately. Please find the transcript below the player.  Muna Sharif is a Palestinian-American ...

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Announcing the Launch of Status/الوضع Issue 3.1!

With Status turning one, and just prior to a major overhaul of our online platform, we are proud to present our latest installment of interviews in our most stellar issue yet! This issue will be remembered for being the one with the most Arabic language interviews to date. This is not an arbitrary coincidence, but rather a testament to our commitment to ground the topics we discuss in regional dynamics and local intricacies. Along with partner organizations, we are ...

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حركة الإحتجاج اللبنانية: تاريخها وصراعاتها الحالية

نقاش حول حركة الإحتجاج في لبنان من وجهات نظر مؤرخة ومحام حقوق إنسان وناشط. جويل بطرس - باحثة في تاريخ لبنان ومن فريق عمل المفكرة القانونية. تركز في أبحاثها على الحركات العمالية في لبنان، لا سيما خلال فترة السبعينيات (قبل اندلاع الحرب الأهلية) والتسعينيات أو ما عرف بمرحلة "بناء الدولة". كما تناولت في مقالاتها التدمير الممنهج الذي طال قطاع النقل العام في لبنان من جهة والسطو على الأملاك العامة البحرية من جهة أخرى. تتابع حالياً العمل على مشروع يحاول تعزيز ...

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What is Political Economy?: The Inaugural Political Economy Project Workshop (Part 2) - from Status/الوضع Panels

Held in April 2015 at George Mason University, this inaugural workshop of the Political Economy Project (PEP) features presentations from numerous researchers and scholars of political economy from the Middle East and beyond. PEP is an evolving focus of the Arab Studies Institute, with research, pedagogic, and advocacy objectives. Participants were asked to address any aspect(s) of the following questions. However, they were encouraged to improvise and/or share their own ...

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Status Audio Journal Hosts
Concept: Bassam Haddad & Sinan Antoon
Hosts: Bassam Haddad & Sinan Antoon 
Social Media Hosts: Samia Errazzouki, Adel Iskandar, Mona Kareem
Guest Host: Noura Erakat
Regional Hosts: Lina Atallah, Sahar Mandour, Rania Masri
VOMENA/KPFA Partner: Malihe Razazan
Special Projects Host: Tarek Radi

Producer: Quilting Point / Arab Studies Institute
Partners: As-Safir, Mada Masr, KPFA-VOMENA, George Mason’s Middle East Studies Program, AUB’s Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship   
Sponsors: Arab Studies Institute & George Mason University’s Middle East Studies Program
Principal Recording/Production Location: ASI Headquarters in Washington DC
Executive Producer: Bassam Haddad
Sound Editing: Malihe Razazan & Bassam Haddad
Associate Producer: Nour Joudah
Audio Mixing and Mastering: Bassam Haddad
Technical Consultant: Khalid Namez
Arabic Editor: Sinan Antoon

Soundcloud Editor: Nour Joudah
Database Editor: Nadine Tadros
Website Editors: Bassam Haddad & Nour Joudah
Arabic Translator/Transcriber/Editor: Osama Esber
Copy Editing: Ziad Abu-Rish
Resident English Transcriber: Samantha Brotman
Researcher: Aisha Jama
Contributing Transcribers: Nour Joudah, Zack Cuyler, Lizette Baghdadi, Michael Ernst



About Status Audio Journal

An evolving, critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire. It will feature interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings. Interviews from the region and beyond will feature activists, journalists, scholars, and citizens. 

Status will address salient matters in the political, economic, and social spheres, academia and the media. Beyond addressing events and developments, a distinct flavor of this Journal will be its attention to cultural production and the various processes of knowledge production and information dissemination for public consumption, via social or traditional media. 

مجلة صوتية شهرية مستقلة يصدرها مشروع تعاوني جماعي، وتسعى إلى خلق فضاء نقدي وتحليلي. ستتضمن أعدادها مواد تحليلية ونقدية وإخبارية، بالإضافة إلى مراجعات وقراءات وحوارات مع ناشطين وصحفيين وباحثين ومواطنين في العالم العربي وخارجه. ستتابع المجلة أهم القضايا في الحيز السياسي والاقتصادي والاجتماعي وعلى الانتاج المعرفي والثقافي والمعلوماتي وانتشاره في وسائل الإعلام والتواصل الاجتماعي.



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