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73/ 1958: Re-imagining a Revolutionary Year in Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Karam)

Coming soon. This is a conversation with Jeffrey Karam. He’s Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University and an associate at Harvard’s Middle East Initiative. He’s also the editor of the book “The Middle East in 1958: Reimagining a Revolutionary Year“, the topic of our conversation. Patreon supporters have early access to […]

72/ The Inherent Toxicity of France’s ‘Islamo-Leftism’ Obsession (with Rim-Sarah Alouane)

Coming soon. This is a conversation with Rim-Sarah Alouane. She’s a French legal academic, commentator, and PhD candidate in law researching religious freedom, human rights, and civil liberties in France, Europe & North America. We spoke about a recent piece she wrote entitled ‘A Spectre in France’s Public Debate: Islamo-Leftism‘ for Reset Dialogues. Topics Discussed […]

70/ (Post)Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (With Nader Hashemi & Danny Postel)

This is a conversation with Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel. Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver and Postel is Assistant Director of the Center for International & Area Studies at Northwestern University. We spoke about their book “Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle […]

69/ The Entrenched “Manliness” of Ethnic Power-sharing Peace Agreements (with Aida A. Hozić)

This is a conversation with Aida A. Hozić. She is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, United States. Her research is situated at the intersection of political economy, cultural studies, and international security. She is the author of Hollyworld: Space, Power […]

68/ Solarpunk, Youth Liberation and Why Revolution Needs Therapy (with Saint Andrew)

This is a conversation with Andrew, the Solarpunk Anarchist from Trinidad and Tobago behind the YouTube channel ‘Saint Andrewism.’ Topics Discussed What is Solarpunk? Solarpunk Anarchism? The problem with Greenwashing How to talk about the climate & problems with the climate movement Generational shifts in the climate movement The importance of intersectionality Switzerland’s voting patterns […]

66/ Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine (with Dana El Kurd)

Patreon supporters received early access to this. This is a conversation with Dana El Kurd. She is a Palestinian academic who specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Dana works as a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and as an assistant professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. We […]

65/ A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation: Shifting towards climate-just mobility (with Anne Kretzschmar)

Patreon supporters will receive early access to this. This is a conversation with Anne Kretzschmar. She’s a coordinator with the Stay Grounded network which works on a global level to reduce air traffic and build a climate-just transport system. They recently published a paper entitled ‘A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation: Shifting towards climate-just […]

64/ In the End, It Was All About Love (with Musa Okwonga)

Welcome to The Fire These Times, the podcast bringing you conversations at the intersection of politics, culture and the environment.  I’m your host Joey Ayoub and today we’ll be talking to Musa Okwonga. Musa is a writer, broadcaster, poet, speaker, musician. author, sportswriter, broadcaster and commentator on current affairs. He’s also the first person to […]

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