Past Seminars

The War of Information in the Middle East

The Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific

The 2006-2007 Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series is generously funded by
Dick Wolf.

Additional support provided by the Park Foundation, Inc.

Satellite transmission is provided by GlobeCast.
Satellite time is provided by Intelsat.


Al Jazeera and other Middle Eastern satellite stations have transformed Arab politics and culture significantly over the last decade. In his book Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today, Marc Lynch, professor of political science at Williams College, examines the impact of satellite television on the Arab world. In this 2006 interview with Mother Jones magazine, Lynch illuminates the evolution and influence of this new Arab public sphere.

"Voices of the New Arab Public: An Interview with Author Marc Lynch"