This week’s program explores the important lessons that we learned throughout 2012 by visiting a variety of interviews from the past year. Past guests from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States all explain interesting aspects of their respective cultures and weigh in on the most crucial concerns of the day. Guests include Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong; Former Ambassador to the United States from Kazakhstan and current Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and many more.
This week, in alliance with the international women’s organization Vital Voices, Dennis Wholey speaks with women activists that have played important roles in the Arab Spring. This two part program will include the incredible stories of courage from four different women from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Walter Cutler who served twice as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in addition to having served in Tunisia, Zaire (Congo), and as Ambassador-Designate to the Islamic Republic of Iran before diplomatic relations were broken in 1980. Together both men discuss U.S. Saudi relations, Wikileaks, terrorism and other crucial international issues.
Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. James Zogby about his new book “Arab Voices”. Dr. Zogby, who is also President of the Arab American Institute, discusses the need for the west to listen to what the Arab World has to say, and to understand that the lives of people around the world are not as different as many in the west believe.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with renowned Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius about the recent events in Egypt, Tunisia and the current political climate of the Middle East.