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Voices of the Middle East on 06/11/10

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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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NonViolent Resistance from the Iranian Green Movement to the Freedom Flotillas

NonViolent Resistance from the Iranian Green Movement to the Freedom Flotillas: An intriguing dialogue with Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University, and Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo, University of Toronto

Ramin Jahanbegloo was born in Tehran, Iran. He has a doctorate in philosophy from Sorbonne University in Paris, France where he lived for twenty years. He was a post-doctorate fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

Jahanbegloo's intellectual activity focuses on fostering constructive dialogue between divergent cultures. He has written numerous books and articles in Persian, English and French on the subject of Western philosophy and modernity.

Voices of the Middle East on 04/09/10

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Fri, 04/09/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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President Obama's Nuclear Policy and Its Success or Failure in the Middle Ea

President Obama's Nuclear Posture Review and the success of the policy with regards to the Middle East,

An interview with Flynt Leverett, Ph.D., New America Foundation, Director, Iran Initiative, Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program and Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative

Voices of the Middle East on 03/12/10

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Fri, 03/12/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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An interview with Professor Stephen Zunes, U. of San Francisco

Poor record of President Obama when it comes to Israeli’s violation of Human Rights and an analysis of the Islamic non-violent movements: Professor Stephen Zunes, University of  San Francisco

 

Voices of the Middle East on 08/14/09

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Fri, 08/14/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Upcoming elections in Afghanistan

Goudarz Eghtedari reports on upcoming elections in Afghanistan, his guests are Amin Wahab and Ahmad Qayoumi, both Portlanders from Afghani descent.
 

Voices of the Middle East on 07/10/09

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Fri, 07/10/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Voices of the Middle East presents:

An interview on sociological analysis of the recent events in Iran with Professor Mahmoud Sadri, Texas Woman's University, and Professor Hossein Farahani, Portland States University.
 

Voices of the Middle East on 02/12/09

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Thu, 02/12/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Two views from accross the oceans

Iranian Islamic Revolution, 30 years later;

Two views from accross the oceans.
Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Ambassador John Limbert
 
Thursday February 12th, 2009

Voices of the Middle East on 08/14/08

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Thu, 08/14/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An interview with Robert DreyfussOn issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, an

For nearly fifteen years, Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S.

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Raid on Islamic Charities after 9-11, Interview with Tom Nelson

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Thu, 10/23/2008

In aftermath of the 9-11, many Islamic Charities and foundations became targets of FBI raids and investigations.  Al-Haramin was the first such institution in Oregon to be targeted.  I have interviewed Tom Nelson who represented Al-Haramin in their law suit against the Federal government.  Thomas Nelson is a local lawyer who is active with several cases dealing with Civil Rights affected by 9-11.

Presidential Candidates and the Middle East - Interview with Dr. Entessar

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Wed, 10/22/2008
US Presidential Candidates and the Middle East Affairs
Live interview with Professor Nader Entessar
Thursday October 9th, 2008
Nader Entessar is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at University of South Alabama . He is the author of Kurdish Ethnonationalism (1992) and the co-editor of Reconstruction and Regional Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf (Routledge, 1992) and Iran and the Arab world (St Martin Press, 1993)

9/11 Impact on Islamic Communities

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Wed, 10/01/2008

As part of the September 11th Special: The War on Liberty since 9/11,  Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Tom Nelson who talks about the 9/11 impact on communities in the Middle East and Islamic communities and organizations.

Robert Dreyfuss

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Thu, 08/14/2008
An interview with Robert Dreyfuss
On issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, and beyond 
 
Thursday August 14th, 6 pm
KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland, OR.
 
Previous shows are available at www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
 
For nearly fifteen years, Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S. policy toward Iraq. He has appeared on scores of radio and television talk shows, including Hannity and Colmes on Fox News, C-Span, CNBC, MSNBC, Court TV, and, on National Public Radio, The Diane Rehm Show and Public Interest with Kojo Nnamdi, and Pacifica's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

Based in Alexandria, Va., Robert Dreyfuss has been writing for Rolling Stone for at least a decade, and currently he covers national security for Rolling Stone’s National Affairs section. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect.  On line, he writes frequently for TomPaine.com, and has produced a popular blog for Tom Paine called The Dreyfuss Report.

 

William Beeman, University of Minessota

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Wed, 05/07/2008

 Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East.  The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more. 

George Habash Remembered

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Wed, 02/13/2008

An interview with historian Evan Siegel, Ph.D. (CUNJ), and Mazen Malek, Ph.D. local Palestinian activist on the death of Dr. George Habash leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who died on January 26, 2008 at age 82.  For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

Scott Ritter

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Thu, 01/10/2008

Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq.  He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty.  Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others.  For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

Impact of the NIE on the Iran war

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Wed, 12/12/2007

An interview with Barbara Slavin:

Barbara Slavin has been senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY since 1996, responsible for analyzing foreign news and U.S. foreign policy. She has covered such key issues as the U.S.-led war on terrorism and in Iraq, policy toward "rogue" states and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has accompanied three secretaries of State on their official travels and also reported from Iran, Libya, Israel, Egypt, North Korea, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Author of a new book on the United States and Iran entitled "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation," she is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy on National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System and C-Span. In October, she joined the U.S. Institute of Peace as a Jennings Randolph fellow, to continue her research on Iran.

Interview with David Barsamian

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Wed, 10/10/2007
A radio interview with David Barsamian the founder and producer of the Alternative Radio and author of "Targeting Iran" with Noam Chomsly, Ervand Abrahamian, and Nahid Mozzafari.

Turkey after the elections of 2007

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Wed, 08/08/2007

Interview with Professor Robert Olson, University of Kentucky, and John Olmstead, Portland State university. www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

 

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