Previous Episodes for 2011
February 11, 2011
Guest: Dr. Fikry Andrawes, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrawes discusses the causes of the Egyptian uprising of January 25, 2011 and its development. The uncertain future of the uprising and its consequences, including the plebiscite on the Constitution and the upcoming elections are also discussed.
March 11, 2011
NO PROGRAM DUE TO CAMPUS CLOSURE DUE TO JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND THE TSUNAMI THAT FOLLOWED IN ITS WAKE
April 8, 2011
Civil Liberties and the Law
Guests: Eric Gill, Secretary-Treasurer, Local-5 Unite/HERE; Jeanne Ohta, Executive Director, Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i; Katie Reardon, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Planned Parenthood; Laurie Temple, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai'i
The guests discussed current issues relating to civil liberties in Hawai'i and bills at the Hawai'i Legislature. The role of the ACLU in protecting civil liberties was highlighted.
May 13, 2011
Israel-Palestine: A History
Guests: Raji Abuzalaf, Peace Activist, Amal Mull, Public School Teacher; Robert Stiver, Peace and Justice Activist
The guests gave a concise history of the area referred to as the Holy Land from the beginning of human settlement till recent times.
September 9, 2011
APEC: Globalization and Civil Liberties
Guests: Kit Grant, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai'i; Carolyn Hadfield, World Can’t Wait organization; Manfred Steger, Professor of Political Science - UHM
The discussion centered on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting in Hawai'i in the context of globalization. A discussion of the ideology of globalism shed light on neoliberal policies in the age of globalization. The guests discussed the concerns about the civil liberties of protesters during the upcoming APEC Hawai'i meeting.
October 14, 2011
The Middle East in Transition
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Political Science - UHM
The discussion revolved around the impetus for the uprisings in the Arab world and their future trajectories. Discussed also were U.S. and Western policies vis a vis the uprisings.
November 11, 2011
Palestine: One State or Two?
Guests: Raji Abuzalaf, Peace Activist; Dr. Ramzi Hasan, MD, Robert Stiver, Peace and Justice Activist
Arguments were put forth for either having two states in Geographic Palestine or one non-sectarian, democratic state where individuals would enjoy equal rights regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.
December 9, 2011
Marion Kelly: June 4, 1919 - November 12, 2011
Guests: Ulla Hasager, Assistant Specialist, Ethnic Studies - UHM; Colleen Kelly, Activist and Marion's Daughter; Noel Kent, Professor of Ethnic Studies - UHM; Davianna McGregor, Professor of Ethnic Studies - UHM
The guests discussed the life-time accomplishments of Marion Kelly, her centrality to the establishment of Ethnic Studies a s an academic field at UHM and her service to Hawai'i’s people.