Jillian Schwedler of Hunter College joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss her new book, Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent. In the book, Schwedler examines protests as they are situated in the built environment, bringing together considerations of networks, spatial imaginaries, space and place-making, and political geographies at local, national, regional, and global scales. (Starts at 0:31). Deen Sharp of the London School of Economics discusses climate change in the Gulf, and references his report, “The Quiet Emergency: Experiences and Understandings of Climate Change in Kuwait.” (Starts at 31:41). Ali Kadivar of Boston College discusses his new article, “Social Development and Revolution in Iran.” (Starts at 47:53).
Music for this season’s podcast was created by Bashir Saade (playing Ney) and Farah Kaddour (on Buzuq). You can find more of Bashir’s work on his YouTube Channel.