JIMENA is excited to host Middle East scholar and author Joseph Braude at Stanford's Hillel on February 19th at 7PM. He will be giving a lecture titled Jews in the Arab World Today: Pain and Pride from Past to Present. Braude is a fluent Arabic and Farsi speaker who has lived and worked in most Arab capitals as well as in Iran, he hosts a weekly Morocco based Arabic-language radio program with 1.1 million listeners. He is the only Westerner ever to be embedded with an Arab security apparatus, his experience with the Moroccan police is the subject of his latest book,The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World(Random House, 2011). Born to an Iraqi-Jewish family, Braude offers a rare, seasoned perspective on current political trends in North Africa and the Middle East while integrating visceral personal history with a lifetime of reporting.
Braude's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Tablet Magazine and the New Republic among many other publications. An engaging speaker and storyteller, he fuses traditional scholarship, up-to-the-minute reporting and an unusual personal history in an engaging, fun and highly informative presentation.