How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, … Continue reading



Wael Farouq: Arab Identities and Tribal Culture

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker In his new book, Egyptian scholar Wael Farouq addresses such issues as tribal culture in Arab identity, the invention of the Caliphate, and the history and the role of the fatwā, including an analysis of what … Continue reading



Alberto Fernandez

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez is President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN). Sponsored by the U.S. government, MBN provides news and information in Arabic to the Middle East and North Africa. As President of … Continue reading