An FPRI Event: Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism

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An FPRI Event: Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is part of the FPRI* ongoing series Geopolitics with Granieri

Geopolitics with Granieri features a conversation – some might say an interrogation – with guest scholars on subjects in the news. Moderated by FPRI’s RON GRANIERI each session draws upon FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of current events. This uniquely interactive program, produced in front of a live audience, offers real substance and emphasizes active audience participation from both the studio and the live YouTube audience.
*Foreign Policy Research Institute

In this session, our guest is Joseph Braude, a Senior Fellow with FPRI’s Program on the Middle East. Braude is a Middle East scholar and author whose research appears in print and on air, in Arabic as well as English. He studied in the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. He developed his Arabic to broadcast quality through years of living and working in the Gulf states and North Africa, and added fluency in Farsi to his knowledge of Persian literature as a graduate student at the University of Tehran.

In his new book, Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism, Joseph Braude explores the growing influence of liberalism in Arab media – an important counter to the radical Islamists. How significant are these new voices for change in the Arab world? What kind of changes can they usher in? These and other questions will be explored in Ron Granieri’s conversation with Joseph Braude. Over the past twenty years, Braude has lived and worked in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf states, and Iran, and is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi. He appears frequently in Arab print and broadcast media and is an advisor to the Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center in Dubai.

Registration begins at 6:15 pm, with the program to follow from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Rachel Hemler:
FREE for members of FPRI (and their spouses) at $100 Level and NLM members; $10 for non-members
Dinner immediately following for Bronze Partners of FPRI.
For more information call 215-732-3774, ext. 112, email or visit
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February 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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