WERU News Report 12/2/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

(NOTE: There are 2 audio files attached to this post. The first is this program, as it aired, with a segment of Dr Juan Cole’s presentation. The 2nd is the full, unedited speech)

The Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecture at the University of Maine, draws progressive speakers to the campus each year. Last night’s presentation of the 2014 lecture drew an overflow crowd. The speaker was Prof. Juan Cole, a Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Professor Cole has been a guest on the Rachel Maddow show, Democracy Now and the Cobert Report, among others, and has written several books about the middle east and Islam. The most recent being “The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East”. His talk at UMaine last night was called “The Obama Administration and the Arab Youth Revolutions”. Professor Juan Cole