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In a series about Qur’an and Bible exegesis Dr. Johanna Pink of the University of Freiburg, Germany, speaks in an interview on YouTube about Qur’an tafsir [tafsīr] or exegesis. Johanna Pink was one of the first students to use the Arab-West Report database for her PhD dissertation at the University...
Background Yāssīn Jābar was the Lebanese Minister of Economics in 1996. Now he is a member of parliament representing the district of Nabṭiyya. His platform is liberal in its political slant, with an emphasis on Human Rights. Side A In April 1996, the south of Lebanon was attacked by Israel during...
Side A Reinout Vos first introduces himself and tells Hulsman how he began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and how he came to Egypt. Vos said that he studied history at Utrecht University, specializing in the history of Malaysia and Indonesia. After completing his Master’s degree,...
Background: Maria van der Hoeven is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 2007-2011. Side A: The Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven is in Cairo on a visit the Dutch-Flemish institute. The first topic discussed was...
Background: Bahāʾ al-Dīn Ḥassan [Bahay Hassan] is an Egyptian Human Rights defender who has led the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, CIHRS. Since he has received death threats for his work, he is currently living in France. Najād Barʿaī [Negad Borai] also works in the field Human Rights...
Background: The Khan Murjan is a building located in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in the 14th century as a caravanserai and it is considered by many historians and scholars to be a notable piece of the city’s architecture. The structure was in poor shape for over two centuries, but was...
Background: The Babel international festival is an annual festival held at the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon. The Babel International festival started in 1985. There was no Babel festival in 2003 due the unstable security situation in Iraq. However, the festival resumed in the following...
Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once both...
  Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once...
Background: A ziggurat is an enormous stone construction built in ancient Mesopotamia. The Ziggurat of Ur is a Sumerian temple built during the Early Bronze Age, about the 21st century BCE. The ruins were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by the British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley. The...

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