Jonathan Judaken

Nell Irvin Painter

Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People, and host Jonathan Judaken talk about race and whiteness, discussing how many ethnic groups now regarded as white were once excluded from mainstream American society as non-white.


Algeria has been on the front lines of the major global shifts playing out in the Arab world, in Africa and beyond. 


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf / Copyright World Economic Forum

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with “Ground Zero” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf about the similarities between the Abrahamic religions, the perceived conflict between the West and Muslims in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and how American Muslims can be a beacon of hope for spreading an American Islam, or Western Islam, with a moderate, tolerant form of worship that can gain worldwide popularity throughout the world.

Imam Rauf spoke in late February at Calvary Episcopal Church and Rhodes College in Memphis.

James Miller is Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. Miller's work unusually combines publications on the history of rock and roll, as well as renowned studies of intellectual history.

His most recent book is called Examined Lives, which will form the basis of the public lecture he will give as part of the "Communities in Conversation" series at Rhodes College on January 22, 2013.

Interview with Robert Wistrich

Dec 7, 2012

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Robert Wistrich, Neuberger Professor of History and Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

While it is in the nature of academics to squabble, there is widespread consensus that Wistrich is the foremost living scholar of modern antisemitism. 

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Timothy Snyder about his acclaimed book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Robert Alter, renowned Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkley.  

Annie Cohen-Solal / The New Press

Host Jonathan Judaken talks to renowned Sartre scholar Annie Cohen-Solal, author of a number of books and essays on Sartre, including the international best-selling biography, Jean-Paul Sartre: A Life.