Thursday, April 29, 10 a.m., Commonwealth Club online program. Interviewed Palestinian activist Fadi Elsalameen about his anti-corruption work, and the state of peace between Palestinians and Israelis. The program is archived at https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/video/progress-toward-middle-east-peace/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmbEkgqdWZs/
 

Image from the Commonwealth Club's online program

 
Thursday, May 6, 9:30 a.m., Commonwealth Club online program. Interviewed Iran scholar Banafsheh Keynoush about her new book, Iran's Interregional Dynamics in the Near East. The program is archived at https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/video/irans-regional-dynamics-near-east-piecemeal-approach/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1aHYwXBgI
 

Image from the Commonwealth Club's online program

Monday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. Commonwealth Club online program. Interviewed Palestinian activist Fadi Elsalameen and Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer with the Human Rights Foundation and co-author of The Little Bitcoin Book, about the growing use and importance of bitcoin in the Middle East. The program is archived at https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/bitcoin-middle-east

 

Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. Landmark Theatres' Embarcadero Theatre, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 Interviewing filmmaker Waad al-Kateab for a special screening of her Oscar-nominated documentary, For Sama. Frontline and PBS Distribution organized the screening of For Sama, which chronicles how al-Kateab, her family, and her greater Syrian community tried to document and survive the Syrian war. https://www.forsamafilm.com/

Invitation for January 21 film screening

Thursday, July 9, 2 p.m., hosted online by the Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 Moderator of a panel discussion about the impact of current White House policies on the Middle East https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2020-05-15/trump-and-middle-east-2020 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCq4z2Vl2v4&feature=youtu.be 

Announcement of July 9 Commonwealth Club event

Friday, April 12, noon Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 Moderator of a panel discussion about the impact of current White House policies on the Middle East https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-04-12/trump-and-middle-east-2019
Friday, May 10, noon Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 On-stage interview about the Israeli elections with author Alon Sachar and Israeli Deputy Counsel General Ravit Baer https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-10/israeli-elections
Friday, June 14, noon Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 On-stage discussion with Niveen Rizkalla about her work with Syrian refugees and aid workers https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-06-14/niveen-rizkalla-ptsd-syrian-refugees-and-secondary-traumatization-aid-workers
Sunday, October 6, 3 p.m. Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95071 On-stage interview with writer Raghu Karnad, as part of the South Asian Literature and Art Festival. Raghu's talk was titled, "India's Hidden Stories." https://www.artforumsf.org/sala-program

Interviewing Raghu Karnad on stage at the South Asian Literature and Art Festival

Wednesday, December 11, 630 pm. Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 On-stage discussion with Ayre Carmon about his new book, Building Democracy on Sand: Israel without a Constitution. https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-12-11/dr-arye-carmon-israels-democracy-and-its-struggles
Friday, December 13, noon. Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 Moderator of a panel discussion about the 18-year war in Afghanistan. https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-12-13/afghanistan-after-18-years-war
Friday, February 8, noon, Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
On-stage interview with Wendy Pearlman, author of We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-02-09/voices-syria

Interviewing Wendy Pearlman at the Commonwealth Club

Monday, April 30, 530 pm, Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Talk to the Commonwealth Club's Middle East Forum about views on and experiences in the Middle East https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-04-30/middle-east-forum-discussion
Friday, June 8, noon, Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator and interviewer at the event, “Alliance for Smiles: Transforming the Lives of Children Often Left to Die" https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-06-08/alliance-smiles
Friday, November 30, 530 pm, Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
On-stage interview with Michael David Lukas about new new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/last-watchman-old-cairo
Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Mohammad Qayoumi, President Emeritus, San Jose State University; Advisor, President of Afghanistan
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-02-28/afghanistan-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
Monday, March 13, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times correspondent and author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-03-13/journalist-stephen-kinzer-history%E2%80%99s-lessons-american-foreign-policy-2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REa0NT8guXs
Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Speaking at an event, “SYRIA | Because We Come From Everything: The Poetics of Migration,” sponsored by the Poetry Society of America that’s part of a nationwide series of readings and discussions
https://psa.fcny.org/psa/events/national/#syria-because-we-come-from-every
http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=2901

Friday, April 21, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Christopher Phillips, author of Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-04-21/battle-syria-international-rivalry-new-middle-east

Friday, May 5, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Christopher de Bellaigue, author of Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-05-05/islamic-enlightenment-modern-struggle-between-faith-and-reason
Friday, June 2, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Israel Consul General Andy David and India Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, "Israel and India: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations."
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-06-02/israel-and-india-25-years-diplomatic-relations
Friday, September 8, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Middle East scholars Banafsheh Keynoush and Maher Kalaji on "The Qatar Crisis."
Thursday, October 12, 2 pm
KPOO Radio
89.5 FM
San Francisco
Interviewed about "Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots," on Arab Talk Radio, with Jamal Dajani and Jess Ghannam
Monday, October 16, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
Moderator of program with journalists Robert Rosenthal and Janine Zacharia on "Deteriorating Freedom of the Press in the Middle East."
Friday, March 25, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program with Iranian-American scholar Banafsheh Keynoush, about her new book, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes.
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-03-25/saudi-arabia-and-iran-friends-or-foes
Friday, June 10, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program about the country Jordan, with speakers Maher Kalaji and Celia Menczel
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-06-10/jordan
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/jordan
Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
On-stage interview with Carla Power, author of “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran,” for a program titled, “Bridging Islam and the West”
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-08-15/pulitzer-prize-finalist-carla-power-bridging-islam-and-west
Friday, November 18, noon
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Moderator of program on events in Turkey, with panelists Jeffrey Collins, former White House National Security Staff Director for Turkish Affairs; foreign affairs expert Banafsheh Keynoush; and Mahir Zeynalov, Washington D.C.-based Turkish journalist and analyst
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/troubled-turkey
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-11-18/troubled-turkey
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.
Saturday, October 17, 2 p.m. Muslim Community Center, East Bay 5724 W Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton, CA 94588 Talk to the center's membership about Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Ag5j1S9OY

A YouTube image from the talk at the Muslim Community Center, East Bay

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"

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
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/
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.
http://www.commonwealthclub.org
http://www.hainesgallery.com
http://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.
http://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/

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"
http://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.
http://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"
http://www.sherithisrael.org

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"
http://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
http://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"
http://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
http://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
http://www.iccnc.org
http://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
http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/sseas

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.documentary.org/content/awards-roundup-april-14-20-2010

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/

Saturday, January 3 XM-Sirius Satellite Radio "The Bob Edwards Show" http://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
Wednesday, January 7, 5 p.m. The Jeff Farias Show http://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 http://www.bird-beckett.com
Wednesday, January 14, 10 a.m. Ronn Owens Show KGO-810 AM http://www.ronn.com http://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 http://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” http://www.learnislam.org
Tuesday, February 10, 1:30 p.m. University of San Francisco Media Studies seminar 2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, California 94117 http://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 http://www.foothill.edu/president/authors.php
Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m. Stanford University 450 Serra Mall Stanford, California 94305 Talk at Stanford University, “Muslim Influences on American Culture.” Talk related to the book, “Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots” http://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 http://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” http://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” http://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” http://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" http://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” http://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 http://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 http://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” http://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” http://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 http://www.fora.tv/2009/09/01/Islamic_Identity_in_the_US_Reza_Aslan http://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 http://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” http://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 Center for "Contributions to enhancing the Arab narrative." Others receiving awards included Dave Eggers, Jamal Dajani, and George Bisharat. http://www.arabculturecenter.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 http://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" http://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 http://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 http://www.commonwealthclub.org
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
http://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
http://www.worldaffairs.org/media-library/event/286#.V8E3QpMrL_Q
Monday, November 10, 11 a.m.
KALW-FM (91.7, San Francisco)
“Your Call” program
http://www.yourcallradio.org
http://www.kalw.org
Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Get Lost Travel Books
1825 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://www.getlostbooks.com
Thursday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
http://www.arabculturalcenter.org
Monday, November 17, 1 p.m..
KUOW-FM (94.9, Seattle)
“The Conversation” program
http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=16330
Monday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.townhallseattle.org
Wednesday, November 19, 12:30 p.m.
Stacey’s Books
581 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.staceys.com
Wednesday, November 19, 7:15 a.m..
KUOW-AM (620, Portland, Ore.)
“The Thom Harmann Show"
http://www.620kpoj.com
Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
http://www.bookpassage.com
Friday, December 4
"The World," the BBC/PRI/WGBH show heard on NPR affiliates
"Al' America" segment hosted by Marco Werman
http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/23014
Saturday, December 5
Air America Radio
"State of Belief" show with Welton Gaddy
http://stateofbelief.com/showarchive/2008/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
http://www.busboysandpoets.com
Wednesday, December 10, 1 p.m.
Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison)
Hour-long "Here on Earth" show
https://insideislam.wisc.edu/2008/12/al-america-radio-program/
Wednesday, December 10
Interview with "The Red Alert," a web site about arts and politics
http://www.theredalert.com/features/curiel.php
Wednesday, December 17
XM-Sirius Satellite Radio
"The Bob Edwards Show"
Tuesday, December 23, 3 p.m.
Peter B. Collins Show
http://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