appearances

TEDx Talk update

June 09, 2015

MY TEDx talk was featured on the TED website as Editor’s Choice last June, this talk at TEDxExeter is an update to that talk.

TEDx Talks

Appearance on HuffPost Live to Discuss the Texas Attack

May 06, 2015

I appeared on HuffPost Live to discss the Texas Attack

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Appearance on The Big Picture

April 28, 2015

The Islamic State

April 26, 2015

Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm

Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Karaman Mamand, Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer; Educator, Researcher
Maher Kalaji, Ph.d., Jordanian
Dina Ibrahim, PhD; Educator, Media Analyst – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

The meteoric rise of the Islamic State has had a disastrous effect on the lives of those caught in its path. With a zone of control stretching across the border of Syria and Iraq, ISIS has brought its violence to bear on the diverse mix of peoples who had called the terror group’s newest fiefdoms home: Kurds and Yazidis, both Shia and Sunni Muslims, and Coptic Christians have all been brutalized by the terror group and its affiliates. As the region’s strongest political actors – Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey – find themselves ineluctably drawn into the conflict, their representatives must weigh the risks that forceful intervention and purposeful disengagement carry. Come take part as our insightful panel discusses the catastrophe of ISIS in both human and political terms.


Texas Events in Octobor

October 25, 2014

I’ll be at the World Affairs Council in Austin Texas on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m. and at the Texas Book Festival at 12pm on Saturday the 25th.

[Update]

Here’s a link from the Texas Book Festival to the video of our discussion of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here


Blog post at TED.com - The Untold Stories of the Heroes Fighting Fundamentalism

July 10, 2014

TED.com has featured my TED Talk video and posted a blog post on their site.

Click here to read the post: TED.COM, and below is the video.


TEDx Talk

May 31, 2014

MY TEDx talk was featured on the TED website as Editor’s Choice in June.

TEDx Talks

Australian Radio Appearance

May 21, 2014

BBC Radio

October 29, 2013

I was recently on the BBC program, “Thinking Aloud.” Here’s the show description:

Laurie Taylor talks to Karima Bennoune, US Professor of Law and author of a groundbreaking book which addresses resistance to religious extremism in Muslim majority contexts. Over a 3 year period, she interviewed nearly 300 people from almost 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Niger and Russia.They include teachers, journalists, doctors, musicians, street vendors and women’s rights activists - some of whom have risked death. Her subjects range from the secular to the devout, yet all share a desire to challenge religion inspired violence and oppression. She’s joined by Professor Stephen Vertigans, a sociologist who has studied Islamic movements globally.

Click here to listen to the show.


Speaking at the London School of Economics, October 23rd, 2013

October 14, 2013

I’ll be speaking at the London School of Economics on October 23rd at 6:30pm. For more details, click here: The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE


Discussing Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here on C-SPAN

October 14, 2013

I spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco and C-Span broadcast the video.

Click here to watch it online: www.c-spanvideo.org


Speaking at The International Peace Institute

October 02, 2013

As part of their “Beyond the Headlines and Women, Peace and Security” series, I recently spoke at the International Peace Institute in New York City. Here is the video:


Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: A Conversation with Karima Bennoune and Wole Soyinka

September 10, 2013

Aconversation on untold stories from the resistence to Muslim fundamentalism, featuring Bennoune and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Moderated by LMU professors Najwa al-Qattan and Amir Hussein.