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2015

Friday, February 20, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
On-stage interview with Giles Duley, photojournalist and activist about his work with Syrian refugees, for a Commonwealth Club program called "The Invisible People: Syrian Refugees."
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2015-02-20/invisible-people-syrian-refugees

Monday, March 9, 7 p.m.
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Guest lecture to associate professor Teresa Moore's media internship class, on writing about the intersection of social issues and popular culture, and reporting on diverse communities.

2014

Wednesday, March 19, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator/interview with Simon Schama, Columbia University professor of history and art history, about his new book and TV documentary series, "The Story of the Jews."
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-03-19/simon-schama-story-jews-%E2%80%93-finding-words

Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator of the panel discussion, "Town Hall: Gaza in Crisis," with law professor George Bisharat, clinical professor of psychiatry Jess Ghannam, radio host John Rothmann, and journalist Janine Zacharia.
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-07-24/town-hall-crisis-gaza
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/video/crisis-gaza-town-hall


Moderating the panel discussion "Town Hall: Gaza in Crisis"

Moderating the panel discussion "Town Hall: Gaza in Crisis"

Friday, October 17, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
On-stage interview with Middle East scholar Banafsheh Keynoush, for a Commonwealth Club program called "Middle East Hotspots: Geopolitics and Stability."
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/middle-east-hotspots-geopolitics-and-stability

2013

Sunday, May 19, 1-2 p.m.
Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123
Moderator at artMRKT San Francisco, for the panel discussion, "The Legacy of Gordon Parks." The discussion featured Karen Jenkins-Johnson, the owner of Jenkins Johnson Gallery, which exhibited Parks' work; Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and George Philip LeBourdais, photo historian and Stanford Ph.D. Candidate in Art History.
http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf/programming-and-events
http://artscenesf.com/index.php/event/607-artmarket-three-day-event

Friday, June 14, 8:45-9:15 p.m.
Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
Moderator at a post-screening panel discussion of "Dirty Wars." The panel featured the documentary's producers, Anthony Arnove and Brenda Coughlin, and David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet, who scored the film. The documentary is about Jeremy Scahill's search for the truth behind the U.S. government's covert war efforts in Afghanistan, Yemen and other countries.
http://dirtywars.org/screenings/details/1794/6251

Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549
Moderator of panel discussion, "Egypt and the Middle East: What's Next?" Panelists were Michael Nacht, Professor at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and the Obama Administration's former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs; Jamal Dajani, Vice President of Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Internews Network; Dina Ibrahim, Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University.
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-08-13/egypt-and-middle-east-whats-next

Monday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator of a panel discussion, "Achieving Political Stability in the Middle East: A Palestinian View," featuring four Palestinian experts on the Palestinian economy: Sabri Saidam, Ph.D., Advisor to the Palestinian President on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Technical Education; Nafez Husseini, Vice President, ICT & Digital Business, Consolidated Contractors Company; Zahi W. Khouri, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Palestinian National Beverage Company; and Ammar Aker, CEO, Palestine Telecom Group
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-09-30/achieving-political-stability-middle-east-palestinian-view

Friday, Oct. 11, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
"Hope and Fear: Egypt on the Tipping Point" On-stage interview with Egypt expert and San Francisco State University professor Dina Ibrahim, and a preview of a new documentary that she produced, "Hope and Fear: Egypt on the Tipping Point"
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-10-11/hope-and-fear-egypt-tipping-point

Sunday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Guest speaker at The Cinema Club, San Francisco screening of the documentary, "Tim's Vermeer," about how Johannes Vermeer used optics to make his 17th century masterpieces
http://www.thecinemaclub.com/films-sf/

2012

Monday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA, 94111
On-stage interview with Haines Gallery director Cheryl Haines, after a Commonwealth Club-sponsored screening of the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." Haines knows Weiwei and has exhibited his work.
www.commonwealthclub.org
www.hainesgallery.com
aiweiweineversorry.com/index.html

Wednesday, October 10, 6-7 p.m.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
464 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Skype interview with photographer Mary Ellen Mark, part of the 10-day “Art Gallery Week,” where San Francisco galleries do special events and exhibitions for art-goers.
http://artgalleryweek.com/
http://artgalleryweek.com/schedule/

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:45 GMT and 8:35 a.m. GMT
Interviewed twice by the BBC about the death of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar. Both shows were live broadcasts. The first interview was with BBC Newsday, the BBC's overnight radio show that's heard on radio stations around the world. The second interview was with BBC Today, the BBC's flagship morning program that’s heard across Britain every morning.
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/ravi-shankar-the-humble-man
https://twitter.com/bbcworldservice/status/278764507952713728
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9777000/9777715.stm

Thursday, December 27, 6-7 p.m.
Interviewed by the blogtalkradio.com show "Open Forum," hosted by Amadou Shakur. The show, a live call-in segment, covered different chapters from the book, Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots.
www.blogtalkradio.com

Sunday, December 30, 10:15-11 a.m.
Interviewed by Harlem Community Radio, 90.3 FM in New York, for a live call-in segment about the connection between Muslim slavery and the roots of U.S. blues music.
http://www.whcr.org/

2011

Thursday, January 13, 7 p.m.
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
Napa, California 94559
Host of "Talk Cinema" screening of the Dutch film "Bride Flight"
www.talkcinema.com
http://w.broadwayworld.com/read.cfm?id=200940

Saturday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Convention Complex
105 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Panelist at "Islamic West Africa"s Legacy of Literacy and Music to America and the World," a national conference hosted by Tougaloo College and the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Panel is titled "Muslim Roots of the Mississippi Blues."
http://www.muslimmuseum.org/Program_Agenda.pd
http://www.mshumanities.com/index.php/event/tougaloo_hosts_historic_national_conferences_on_muslim_cultural_identi/

Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
On-stage interview with Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist of The Doors
http://www.ciis.edu/News_and_Events/Event_Calendar/Inside_the_Music_Box_A_Conversation_with_Ray_Manzarek_of_The_Doors_with_Jonathan_Curiel.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-neH6qVXeE
http://www.ciis.edu/About_CIIS/Public_Programs/LecturesEvents/audio_archives/Manzarek_sp11_audio.html

Friday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Humanities Institute, University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CPR107
Tampa, Florida 33620
Keynote speaker at Global Humanities Symposium. Talk is titled, "Dispatches From The Third Way: Arab and Muslim Culture in America."
http://humanities-institute.usf.edu/
http://humanities-institute.usf.edu/data/HI_Spring_2011_Newsletter.pdf

Tuesday, March 29, 3 p.m.
Interview with Radio Islam, based in Chicago, about the history of Islam in America
http://www.radioislam.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette 94549
On-stage interview with Richard North Patterson about his latest novel, "The Devil's Light," which imagines what happens when al-Qaeda obtains a nuclear weapon. The interview was done for the Commonwealth Club.
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-05-11/richard-north-patterson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuv5LCYaDQA

Monday, July 18, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator of panel discussion on the Arab Spring demonstrations that have roiled the Arab world for months. Panelists are Nour Ahmadein, Janet Penley, Maher Kalaji and Abbas Milani.
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-07-18/arab-spring

Thursday, July 23, 4:30 p.m.
Interview with Radio Islam, based in Chicago, about the influence of Islam on American culture. The interview with host M. Salahuddin Khan is broadcast live on WCEV-1040 AM in Chicago.
http://www.radioislam.com/

Sunday, August 21, 6 p.m.
Islamic Society of San Francisco
20 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Guest speaker at Islamic Society's interfaith dinner.
islamsf.com

Friday, September 9, 7 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Appearance to discuss Granta 116: "Ten Years Later" - the latest issue of Granta magazine, which covers the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Also appearing are authors Elmaz Abinader, Adam Johnson and moderator Kieran Ridge.
http://www.bookpassage.com/event/evening-granta-magazine-elmaz-abinader-tamim-ansary-jonathan-curiel-adam-johnson

Friday, November 18, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
On-stage interview with Nada Prouty, former CIA agent, and author of Uncompromised: The Rise and Fall and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-11-18/nada-prouty-jihad-jane-or-patriot-0
http://issuu.com/thecommonwealth/docs/commonwealthfebmar2012

Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m.
Congregation Sherith Israel
2266 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Talk about "Al' America"
www.sherithisrael.org

2010

Tuesday, January 26, 11 a.m.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, California 94550
"Al' America" talk - part of the lab's "Authors Series"
www.llnl.gov

Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.
Whitman College
Maxey Auditorium
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
"Al' America" talk - part of a visit as an O'Donnell Visiting Educator
www.whitman.edu

Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m.
Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
Host of "Talk Cinema" screening "Harry Brown"
www.talkcinema.com

Wednesday, March 24, 11:15 a.m.
Islamic Center, Muslim Community Association
3003 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 94612
"Al' America" talk for center's student body
www.mcabayarea.org

Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
"Al' America" on-stage interview with Jason Hamza Van Boom, part of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California's 2009/2010 "Islam and Authors" series
www.iccnc.org
www.illumemag.com

Friday, May 14, 9 a.m.
Commencement Address
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
University of California at Berkeley
Alumni House
Berkeley, California 94720
ls.berkeley.edu/dept/sseas

Sunday, June 27, 2 p.m.
Livermore Public Library
1188 South Livermore Avenue
Livemore, CA 94550
"Al' America" talk
http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us/
http://www.facebook.com/notes/livermore-public-library/jonathan-curiel-author-of-al-america-travels-through-americas-arab-and-islamic-r/403624884386

Tuesday, August 3, 11 a.m.
254 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704
"Al' America" talk, part of the Global Summer Program course "Media, Culture and Society: The Middle East in the Global Context."
http://www.iaruni.org/gsp/courses/berkeley/01/profile

Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe Times Square
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Presenting the film honor to Trouble the Water at WHY Hunger's Harry Chapin Media Awards Ceremony
http://www.whyhunger.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=6&Itemid=99999

Thursday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
"Berkeley Arts & Letters" onstage interview with journalist and author Houshang Asadi, author of Letters to My Torturer, and his wife, writer Nooshabeh Amiri
http://berkeleyarts.org/

2009

Saturday, January 3
XM-Sirius Satellite Radio
"The Bob Edwards Show"
www.bobedwardsradio.com/blog/2009/1/1/this-weekend-january-3-4.html

Tuesday, January 6, 10 a.m.
KQED-FM (88.5, San Francisco)
"Forum" with Michael Krasny
www.kqed.org/radio/programs/forum

Wednesday, January 7, 5 p.m.
The Jeff Farias Show
www.jefffarias.podbean.com/2009/01/08/the-jeff-farias-show-01072009
Sunday, January 11, 3:30 p.m.
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street,
San Francisco, CA 94131
www.bird-beckett.com
Wednesday, January 14, 10 a.m.
Ronn Owens Show
KGO-810 AM
www.ronn.com
www.odeo.com/episodes/23878823-Ronn-Owens-Jan-14-2009-Hour-2
Tuesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, California 94566
www.townecenterbooks.com
Friday, January 30, noon
"New America Now," hosted by Sandip Roy for New America Media
KALW-FM (91.7, San Francisco)
Interview repeated on Sunday, February 1
http://news.ncmonline.com
Sunday, February 1, 10:15 a.m.
Islamic School of Stanford
classes at Jordan Middle School
750 North California Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94303
Talk about “Al’ America”
www.learnislam.org
Tuesday, February 10, 1:30 p.m.
University of San Francisco
Media Studies seminar
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
www.usfca.edu/artsci/ug/media_studies
Thursday, February 12, 3 p.m.
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Talk titled “Exploring the History of Arab/Islamic Contributions to American Culture,”
part of Foothill Authors Series
www.foothill.edu/president/authors.php

Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California 94305
Talk on “Muslim Influences on American Culture,” part of the Stanford seminar series “A Clash of Civilizations? The Muslim American Identity,” which was co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Awareness Network, the Islamic Society of Stanford University, and the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies. www.fsi.stanford.edu/events/muslim_influences_on_american_culture

See video of Stanford talk here

Thursday, February 19, noon
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Moderator at panel discussion about the prospects for a future state of Palestine
www.fora.tv/2009/02/19/Palestinian_Struggles_for_Nationality#chapter_01
Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m.
Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
Host of “Talk Cinema” screening of “The Great Buck Howard”
www.talkcinema.com
Sunday, February 22, 10 a.m.
Albany Twin Theatre
1115 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, California 94706
Host of “Talk Cinema” screening of “The Great Buck Howard”
www.talkcinema.com
Monday, February 23, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Onstage interview with Thomas Ricks, author of “The Gamble”
www.fora.tv/2009/02/23/Thomas_Ricks_The_Gamble#chapter_01
* Monday, March 2, 2 p.m.
Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, California 94709
Panel discussion on "Covering Islam"
www.gtu.edu
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club event at Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall
3780 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, California 94549
Onstage interview with Robert Baer, former CIA agent whose memoir inspired the movie “Syriana”
www.commonwealthclub.org/
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Onstage interview with Hamid Mir, Pakistani journalist who
met three times with Osama bin Laden
www.fora.tv/2009/04/01/Resurgence_of_the_
Taliban_in_Pakistan_Hamid_Mir#chapter_01
Sunday, May 3, 6 p.m.
San Francisco International Film Festival
ABC Kabuki
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Panelist for “A Critical Moment,” about future of film criticism in the Internet age
www.fest09.sffs.org/events/forums.php
Monday, May 4, 8:30 p.m.
San Francisco International Film Festival
ABC Kabuki
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Onstage interview with filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, after screening of her documentary “New Muslim Cool”
www.fest09.sffs.org
Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sundance Kabuki Theatre
1881 Post Street
San Frrancisco, CA 94115
Onstage talk with "Smile Pinki" documentary filmmaker Megan Mylan
Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
Islamic Center, Muslim Community Association
3003 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Talk about “Al’ America”
www.mcabayarea.org
Tuesday, September 1, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Onstage interview with scholar-author Reza Aslan
www.fora.tv/2009/09/01/Islamic_Identity_in_the_US_Reza_Aslan
www.commonwealthclub.org
Thursday, September 10, 5 p.m.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, California 94720
Talk about “Al’ America,” part of a fall lecture series at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
www.cmes.berkeley.edu
Friday, October 2, 8 p.m.
South Bay Islamic Association
325 North Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Talk about “Al’ America”
www.sbia.info/site
Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Honored by the Arab Cultural and Community for “contributions to enhancing the Arab narrative." Others receiving awards included Dave Eggers, Jamal Dajani, and George Bisharat.
www.arabculturalcenter.org
Monday, October 12, 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s College of California
Soda Activity Center, Moraga Room
1928 St. Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94556
Talk about “Al’ America,” sponsored by the Politics Deparment, Intercultural Center, International Area Studies Program, the Middle East Club, and the Departments of Anthropology, History, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies
www.stmarys-ca.edu
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.
Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
Host of "Talk Cinema" screening of "The Men Who Stare at Goats"
www.talkcinema.com
Thurday, November 5, 7 p.m.
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Talk about “Al’ America,” part of CIIS’ Fall Islam series
www.ciis.edu
Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Onstage interview with Middle East expert Aaron David Miller
www.commonwealthclub.org
 

 

2008

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.
Performing Tangier 2008:
Borders, Beats, and Beyond
Chella Hotel
47-49 Allal Ben Abdellah
Tangier, Morocco
Keynote speech about “Al’ America”
http://icpsresearch.blogspot.com/2007/12/keynote-speakers.html
www.paulbowles.org/janeandpaulbowles.html

Monday, November 10, 6 p.m.
The World Affairs Council of Northern California
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
www.itsyourworld.org

Monday, November 10, 11 a.m.
KALW-FM (91.7, San Francisco)
“Your Call” program
www.yourcallradio.org
www.kalw.org

Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Get Lost Travel Books
1825 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.getlostbooks.com

Thursday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
www.arabculturalcenter.org

Monday, November 17, 1 p.m..
KUOW-FM (94.9, Seattle)
“The Conversation” program
www.kuow.org/program.php?id=16330

Monday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
www.townhallseattle.org

Wednesday, November 19, 12:30 p.m.
Stacey’s Books
581 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
www.staceys.com

Wednesday, November 19, 7:15 a.m..
KUOW-AM (620, Portland, Ore.)
“The Thom Harmann Show"
www.620kpoj.com

Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
www.bookpassage.com

Friday, December 4
"The World," the BBC/PRI/WGBH show heard on NPR affiliates
"Al' America" segment hosted by Marco Werman
www.theworld.org/?q=node/23014

Saturday, December 5
Air America Radio
"State of Belief" show with Welton Gaddy
www.stateofbelief.com/show-archive/153-december-6-7-2008

Sunday, December 7, 2 p.m.
“Chai Time” Book Club
Potomoc Community Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Monday, December 8, 6 p.m.
Busboys and Poets Books
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.busboysandpoets.com

Wednesday, December 10, 1 p.m.
Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison)
Hour-long "Here on Earth" show
www.wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_081210k.cfm

Wednesday, December 10
Interview with "The Red Alert," a web site about arts and politics
www.theredalert.com/features/curiel.php

Wednesday, December 17
XM-Sirius Satellite Radio
"The Bob Edwards Show"
www.bobedwardsradio.com/december-2008

Tuesday, December 23, 3 p.m.
Peter B. Collins Show
www.peterbcollins.com

Sunday, December 28, 4 p.m.
Anna's Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, California 94704
Awards ceremony for the Before Columbus Foundation's 2008 American Book Awards, hosted by poet Al Young http://alyoung.org/2008/12/12/2008-american-book-awards/

 

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