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We all have setbacks, struggles, and tough moments. Paralympian Lacey Henderson talks to influencers, entrepreneurs, athletes, activists, creatives, and more to conversate about powering through life’s challenges and finding humor throughout it all. This show is for the losers, the ones who made it through the awkward years and came out stronger for it on the other side. Because at the end of the day, at one point or another, we’ve all been Picked Last in Gym Class. Host: Lacey Henderson Exe ...
 
The Richardson Institute is the oldest Peace Studies centre in the UK and was established in 1959 in the spirit of the Quaker scientist, Lewis Fry Richardson. The Richardson Institute is an interdisciplinary forum for research on peace and conflict based within the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Run by Dr Simon Mabon, the Institute has a number of podcasts available on this channel. The first is SEPADPod, part of SEPAD, the Sectarianism, Proxies and ...
 
“My dating life MUST be part of God’s cosmic gag reel.” Putting a comedic (and real life) spin on the title, Melyssa Ford’s new podcast reflects the difficulties she, and most women, experience in their dating lives. Wanting to expand the conversation to include topics that relate to ‘Today’s Everywoman”, she is joined by various cohosts where they will share their thoughts, opinions and experiences on trending topics in a long form discussion. So grab a glass of wine, take off your bra and ...
 
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On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Yaniv Voller, Senior Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East at the University of Kent. Prior to that he was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Yaniv has published widely on the Middle East, focussing on themes as diverse as milit…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Christian Henderson, University Lecturer International Relations and Modern Middle East Studies at the University of Leiden. Christian is a scholar of political economy and development in the Middle East and was previously a journalist in Lebanon and for Al Jazeera in Qatar. Christian has published arti…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod, Simon speaks with Adel Ruished, PhD student at Lancaster University about recent events in East Jerusalem. Prior to commencing his PhD, Adel lived in East Jerusalem and worked at Al Quds University as the administrative director of the Jerusalem campus. He can be found on twitter @AdelRuished. On this episode, Simon and…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Christopher Davidson, a former academic who has taught in both British and Emirati universities and has mostly written on the politics of the Gulf states. Davidson is the author of a number of books including 'After the Sheikhs' and 'From Sheikhs to Sultanism', both published by Hurst. He can be found o…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Nadwa Al Dawsari, a conflict and policy analyst, and a specialist in Yemeni tribes with over 18 years of field experience in conflict management and civil society development in Yemen. Nadwa has published a huge amount of material on Yemen and her work has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for In…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mariam Salehi, A.SK postdoctoral fellow in the Global Governance unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, a research fellow at the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, and SEPAD Fellow. Mariam is the author of the forthcoming book Transitional Justice in Tunisia: How Plans Inte…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Jon Hoffman. Jon is a PhD student at George Mason University and Foreign Policies Media Editor at Jadaliyya. He can be found on twitter @Hoffman8Jon.On this episode, Simon and Jon talk about the study of the Middle East, the importance of Islam in Jon's life, and his new article published in Digest of M…
 
This episode we have brilliant Actress, Writer/Director of the Gotham nominated show, #Surviving and the #reaganomicspodcast, Reagan Gomez. From playing Zaria Peterson on 'The Parent 'Hood' to Roberta Tubbs on 'The Cleveland Show' to Chantal Williams on 'Queen Sugar,' our girl gets busy! Learn more about what new projects she's writing, producing a…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Christiana Parreira, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Christiana is the author of a number of pieces on governance and not-governing in Lebanon and Iraq. On this episode, Simon and Christiana speak about the ways in which local institut…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Sinem Cengiz, journalist, diplomatic correspondent, PhD student, and author of 'Turkish-Saudi Relations: Cooperation and Competition in the Middle East' published by Gerlach Press in 2020. Sinem has published a range of different articles, chapters and news stories on Gulf politics over the past decade.…
 
On this special episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Edward Wastnidge, Lawrence Rubin and Banafsheh Keynoush about the new Biden administration’s approach to the Middle East and how key states in the region might respond. With a focus on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iranian nuclear deal), regional security, scope for diplomacy and r…
 
Our great friend Melyssa Ford is a three time KING Magazine cover model, the greatest Video Vixen of all-time and the undisputed Curve Queen of the world. She on the show talking about how she became Hip-Hop/R&B's top video vixen, the power of saying no, dealing with depression and experiencing growth. Melyssa hosts the 'Black Report' on Fox Soul, …
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Jeffrey G. Karam, assistant professor of political science at the Lebanese American University. Jeffrey is also an Associate at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.Jeffrey is the author of numerous articles on intelligence, 1958 in the M…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mustafa Menshawy, Post Doctoral Fellow at SEPAD and Lancaster University. Mustafa is the newest member of SEPAD and the author of Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood (2020), and State, Memory and Egypt's Victory in the 1973 War (2017). On this episode Simon and Mustafa talk about journalism, covering the Ara…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Abduhladi Alijla, post doctoral fellow at the Orient Institute in Beirut. Abdulhadi is also co-leader of Global Migration and Human Rights at Global Young Academy and co-founder of Palestine Young Academy, amongst other activities, Abdulhadi is the author of a number of articles and the fabulous book Tr…
 
Our brother/legendary journalist Shaheem Reid popped in to talk about his iconic career path which includes amazing stints at VIBE Magazine & MTV News, classic experiences with Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian and Rick Ross, and how he's going platinum these days with Busta Rhymes as the President of The Conglomerate Entertainment. Catch him intervie…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon and Eddie talk through SEPAD's 2020. From a wonderful event with POMEPS at Chatham House to moving online, it's been a challenging year but one that has still been rather productive. Here are some of the things mentioned: Ten Years On conference: https://www.sepad.org.uk/event/10-years-on-sepad-conference Open Univ…
 
The very first KING Magazine cover model Leila Arcieri blessed us with her presence and talked about starring in Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing" music video, Howard Stern being such a nice guy, finding a cure for diabetes and how she missed out on acting opportunities by resisting 'Me Too' propositions. These days the self proclaimed 'Sugar Mama' is the Fo…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Zeynep Kaya, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS. Zeynep is the author of the wonderful Mapping Kurdistan: Territory, Self-Determination and Nationalism, published by Cambridge University Press in the summer of 2020. On this episode, Simon and Zeynep talk about her ne…
 
Singer/Actress/Dancer D. Woods stopped by to give us the real on her challenging Making the Band experience with Diddy, why she doesn't rock with her Danity Kane bandmates, and her controversial KING Magazine cover. Download D's new single "Call It Quits," also catch her acting in the UMC dramedy 'Stuck With You,' and then download her new single "…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Dylan Baun, Assistant Professor of History at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Dylan is the author of Winning Lebanon: Youth Politics, Populism, and the Production of Sectarian Violence, 1920-1958 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). On this episode Simon and Dylan speak about Winning Lebanon and…
 
Ariane Davis first came to the public’s attention on Love & Hip Hop, the Atlanta franchise. As tumultuous as the show and all of its characters were, Ariane seemed to breeze past the drama, maintains an air of mystery. On today’s episode of I’m Here For The Food, she gives a more revealing look into her time on the show, what talents she’d really l…
 
D & A give up the goods on how the KING Magazine preview issue came together, how 25-year-old Datwon sealed the deal to get the mag greenlit after initially being rejected, and why Adell originally didn't want anything to do with the brand. The journey includes exclusive stories on VIBE, XXL, making money moves with Puff Daddy, Freaknik, and riding…
 
On today’s episode of I’m Here For The Food we catch up with the multi hyphenated and multi talented singer Mya Harrison, otherwise known as Mya. She’s not only an award winning singer and songwriter, who produces and distributes her own albums, she’s an accomplished dancer and choreographer, actress and philanthropist. But what’s most notable abou…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Stacey Gutkowski is a Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies at King’s College London. Stacey is the author of two research monographs, Religion, War and Israel’s Secular Millennials: Being Reasonable? (Manchester University Press, 2020) and …
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Sana AlSarghali, Assistant Professor Constitutional Law and Director of the Constitutional Studies Centre at An Najah University, Palestine. Sana is the author of a number of articles pertaining to constitutional politics in the Middle East, the Palestinian Basic Law, Emergency Powers, and is currently …
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Joshua Teitelbaum, Professor of Middle East Studies at Bar Ilan University. Joshua is the author of myriad books and articles on Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and broader Middle East, in particular: The Rise and Fall of the Hashemite Kingdom of Arabia (NYU 2001). On this episode Simon and Josh talk about a rou…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Chelsi Mueller, non-resident research fellow in the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.Chelsi is the author of the fabulous The Origins of the Arab-Iranian Conflict: Nationalism and Sovereignty in the Gulf between …
 
Trigger warning: The following episode may be difficult to listen to. It’s no secret to the HFTF family and friends that our host Melyssa lost her mother this year, after a short but aggressive battle with Colon Cancer. She publicly shared her pain and mental anguish, knowing that by sharing her experience, others in similar pain would feel seen an…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Lisel Hintz Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies in Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.Lisel is the author of Identity Politics Inside Out National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Waleed Hazbun, Richard L. Chambers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. Waleed is the author of Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World (2008). On this episode, Simon and Waleed speak about International Relat…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Marwa Daoudy, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Arab Studies, Georgetown University. Marwa is the author of The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and also Le partage des eaux entre la Syrie, l’Irak et la Turquie: Négociation, sécurit…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Daniel Neep, ‘American Druze Foundation Research Fellow’ at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Daniel is the author of Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space, and State Formation (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is completing a second book manus…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Joey Ayoub, a Lebanese researcher and writer, the former MENA editor at Global Voices and IFEX, and host of The Fire These Times podcast. On this episode Simon and Joey talk about intersectional issues in Lebanon, notably the kafala system, his process of political engagement, intentional amnesia and en…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mohamad Hafeda, Reader at the Leeds School of Architecture (just got promoted last week), Leeds Beckett. I’m an artist and co founder of Febrik, a collaborative for participatory art and design research working on issues of refuge and spatial rights. Mohamad is the author of Negotiating Conflict in Leba…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Irene Costandini, a Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Naples, l'Orientale. Irene is the author of Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa: The Aftermath of Regime Change (Routledge, 2018). On this episode, Simon and Irene talk about processes of state building and regime change in Iraq …
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Rahaf Al Doughli, Lecturer in Middle East and North African Studies at Lancaster University and SEPAD Fellow. Rahaf is the author of a number of articles and a forthcoming book with Manchester University Press on masculinities in Syria. On this episode, Simon and Rahaf talk about literature, politics, m…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mahjoob Zweiri, Director of Gulf Studies Center. He is an Associate Professor in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East at Qatar University. Mahjoob is the author of a range of articles on Iran, Foreign Policy, the JCPOA, the Gulf Crisis and more. On this episode, Simon and Mahjoob talk about an inter…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with James Dorsey, author, blogger, and analyst of all things Middle East. James is the creator of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer and a prolific analyst of events across the region. On this episode Simon and James talk about a vast career working and writing on and in the region, with a focus on h…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Allison McCulloch, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brandon University, editor-in-chief of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics and new SEPAD Fellow! Allison is the author of Power-Sharing and Political Stability in Deeply Divided Societies (Routledge, 2014) and a number of articles published in jou…
 
On this episode Simon speaks with Daniel Rad, founder of the website Living in Tehran and energy analyst for BNE Intelligence, working on energy in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Middle East.On this episode, Simon and Daniel speak about the impact of the coronavirus on Iran and on-going tensions with the US. A timely and important listen.…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Role El Husseini, associate professor with the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. Rola is the author of Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon along with articles looking at protest, resistance, gender and more. On this episode Simon and Role talk about Political Sociology, el…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mona Fawaz, Professor of Urban Studies & Planning at the American University of Beirut. Mona is the author of a range of publications on urban politics in Beirut. On this episode, Simon and Mona speak about the importance of urban politics, the right to the city, Beirut, sectarianism, secularism, civil …
 
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