Shamiran Mako of Boston University and Valentine Moghadam of Northeastern University discuss their latest book, After the Arab Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book examines the key elements in explaining the divergent outcomes of the Arab Spring uprisings. (Starts at 0:51). Salma Mousa of Yale University and William Marble of Princeton University speak about their new article entitled, “Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes” (co-authored by Ala’ Alrababa’h and Alexandra Siegel), published in the American Political Science Review. (Starts at 32:21). Mai Hassan of the University of Michigan talks about Sudan’s civil resistance. (Starts at 48:32).
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.