Moderator of online Commonwealth Club discussion about Donald Trump’s policies in the Middle East.

July 9, 2020


On-stage interview of writer Carla Power at the Commonwealth Club: “Bridging Islam and the West.” Filmed for C-SPAN.

August 15, 2016

https://www.c-span.org/video/?413533-1/islam-west


Interview for the Commonwealth Club with Palestinian activist Fadi Elsalameen. Online program called “Progress Towards Middle East Peace.”

May 10, 2021


Interview for the Commonwealth Club with Iran scholar Banafsheh Keynoush about her new book, Iran’s Interregional Dynamics in the Near East. Online program.

May 14, 2021


 On-stage interview of author Stephen Kinzer, for his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.

    March  13, 2017


Talk at the Muslim Community Center of the East Bay about Arab and Muslim cultural influence on America

October 17, 2015


Moderator of “Crisis in Gaza” panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club

July 24, 2014


Interview with BBC Radio about the life and death of Ravi Shankar

December 11, 2012

https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/ravi-shankar-the-humble-man


On-stage interview of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek at the California Institute of Integral Studies

February 25, 2011


On-stage interview of author Richard North Patterson at the Commonwealth Club. Filmed for C-SPAN

May 11, 2011

https://www.c-span.org/video/?299896-1/book-discussion-devils-light


Moderator of “Arab Spring” panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club

July 18, 2011


On-stage interview of U.S. diplomat and Middle East expert Aaron David Miller at the Commonwealth Club

December 3, 2009


On-stage interview of John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded – and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, at the Commonwealth Club. Filmed for C-SPAN

November 18, 2009

https://www.c-span.org/video/?290217-1/book-discussion-hoodwinked

Also viewable on Fora.TV

http://library.fora.tv/2009/11/18/John_Perkins_How_to_Remake_the_Global_Economy


On-stage interview of Islam scholar Reza Aslan at the Commonwealth Club

September 1, 2009

Also viewable here:

http://library.fora.tv/2009/09/01/Islamic_Identity_in_the_US_Reza_Aslan


On-stage interview of Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, at the Commonwealth Club, about drone attacks in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden, and other subjects. Recorded for Fora.TV

April 1, 2009

http://library.fora.tv/2009/04/01/Resurgence_of_the_Taliban_in_Pakistan_Hamid_Mir#chapter_01


On-stage interview of Robert Baer, former CIA operative and the inspiration behind George Clooney’s character in Syriana, at the Commonwealth Club

March 24, 2009

http://audio.commonwealthclub.org/audio/podcast/cc_20090324_baer.mp3


On-stage interview of Thomas Ricks, military historian and journalist, at the Commonwealth Club

Recorded for Fora.TV

February 23, 2009

http://library.fora.tv/2009/02/23/Thomas_Ricks_The_Gamble#chapter_01


Moderator of panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club on “Palestinian Struggles for Nationality”

February 19, 2009

http://audio.commonwealthclub.org/audio/podcast/cc_20090219_palestinepanel.mp3


Interview with PRI’s “The World” about the book, Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots

December 4, 2008

http://www.pri.org/stories/2008-12-04/geo-quizglobal-hit


Talk at the World Affairs Council of Northern California about the book, Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots

November 10, 2008

http://www.worldaffairs.org/media-library/event/286#.V8E3upMrKu4