Previous Episodes for 2012
February 10, 2012
Egypt: The Revolution Continues
Guest: Dr. Fikry Andrawes, Ph.D.
Recent political developments and continuing instability were discussed. The focus was on instability and the rise of political Islam and its competition with the military and progressive political movements.
March 9, 2012
NO PROGRAM DUE TO CAMPUS CLOSURE DUE TO FLOOD CONDITIONS AND BAD WEATHER.
April 13, 2012
Micronesians in Hawai‘i
Guests: Ulla Hasager, Assistant Specialist, Ethnic Studies-UHM; Leonard Leon, BA Candidate in Creative Media and Anthropology-UHM; Dr. Neal Palafox, MD, MPH-(JABSOM) UHM; Joakim “Jojo” Peters, Ph.D. student in Special Education, UHM.
The discussion focused on the relationship between the U.S. and Micronesia to give a background for the presence of Micronesians in the U.S., especially in Hawai‘i. The conditions of the Micronesian communities and the discrimination, both structural (institutional) and societal were discussed. Light was shed on the significance of the Micronesian communities to Hawai‘i and the ways in which the situation of those communities can improved be markedly.
May 11, 2012
Iran and the U.S.
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Ph.D., Independent Researcher and Adjunct Professor of Political Science-UHM
The discussion about Iran’s geo-political and geo-strategic place in the Middle East gave a context with the country’s relations with the U.S. and Western Europe. Rivalry among multiple regional players (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc.) was focused on. The complicated nature of the regional political situation, especially with events in Syria make for heightened uncertainty and the regional war danger becomes elevated.
September 14, 2012
Palestine, Zionism and Occupation
Guests: Raji Abuzalaf, Community Peace Activist; Robert Stiver, Community Peace Activist
The program discusses Xionism, its orgins, philisophy and practices. The focus is on the repression of the indigenous Palestinian population on the hands of the Israeli state authorities.
October 12, 2012
Immigration, Undocumented Students, and the UH
Guests: Ruben Campos, Graduate Student of Anthropology-UHM; Caroline Torres, Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Major-UHM
Students discuss the situation of undocumented UH students and why it would be just to allow them to pay resident tuition fees instead of non-resident fees. Students from the Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA) were also interviewed for the program. ESSA studentsʻ testimonies before the Student Affairs Committee of the UH Board of Regents were also discussed. The discussion was situated in the context of the larger immigration question.
November 9, 2012
Obamaʻs Second Term
Guests: Jairus Grove; Assistant Professor of Political Science-UHM; Noel J. Kent, Professor of Ethnic Studies-UHM
A discussion of Obamaʻs election second term and what it might mean for domestic and foreign policies.
December 14, 2012
Arab Upeheaval and the U.S.
Guests: Dr. Fikry Andrawes, Ph.D., Writer; Jairus Grove, Assistant Professor of Political Science-UHM
The making and development of the recent Arab upheaval and its implication to regional and international politics.