Are the US and Iran entering a new era of warmer relations? The recently brokered interim deal outlines steps over the next six months that may pave the way for a long-term agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program. But will internal US politics, new potential sanctions, or AIPAC's influence derail the progress made? Professors Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg of Hofstra University and Ervand Abrahamian of Baruch College join us to discuss the latest developments in the Obama-Rouhani era.
Ervand Abrahamian (B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D. Columbia University), an Armenian born in Iran and raised in England, is well qualified by education and experience to teach world and Middle East history. He has published Iran Between Two Revolutions, The Iranian Mojahedin, Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil. He teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has taught at Princeton, New York University, and Oxford University. He is currently working on two books: one is The CIA Coup in Iran; and another, A History of Modern Iran, for Cambridge University Press.
Carolyn Eisenberg is a Professor of Diplomatic History at Hofstra University. She is the author of a prize winning book on the origins of the Cold War and is presently completing a book on Nixon, Kissinger and the National Security State.She is a co-founder and vice Chair of Brooklyn for Peace.
Last December, the twitter hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick sparked thousands of tweets, carving a distinct space in the twittersphere for discussing social justice and media representation in the Asian American community. But can a hashtag beget a movement? We air a segment from R.J. Lozada of KPFA Berkeley's Apex Express, in conversation with Cayden Mak of 18 Million Rising to find out more.