Protesting Jordan, Climate Change in the Gulf, and Social Development in Iran (S. 11, Ep. 29)

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.

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