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     Interviews conducted by Arab Voices guest host Hanan Awad
   
 

Hanan Awad is a Palestinian-American street photographer based in Houston. Her photos have been exhibited around the world. After having had solo exhibitions in Abu Dhabi-UAE (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017), Houston-Texas (2018 and 2019), Gallery Al Quds in Washington D.C. (2019), Denton-Texas (2020), and Skyline College Art Gallery in California-2020, MESA conference, and at the La Biennale d’ Arte in Venice (2022) With a keen eye for disappearing places and traditions, Hanan's photos document the tragedy of the physical and cultural forced displacement of Palestinians and narrate the story of Palestinian resilience/resistance.
 
After witnessing the forced displacement of the Jahalin Bedouins, Hanan became interested in their history. She devoted several years of research and fieldwork with the Jahalin community and wrote her Master thesis about their plight. In 2012, she established the
Olive Tree Project a 501© (3) that plants 1,000 olive trees in Palestine annually.
 
Hanan holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, New Jersey in Middle Eastern Studies and a Masters in Latin America and the Middle East from University Of Central Oklahoma. She earned a filmmaking certificate from New York Film Academy.

 
   
               

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June 14, 2022    (Episode # 1,013)

     
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Conversation with Palestinian Freedom Fighter & Resistance Icon Leila Khaled
     

In this episode, Arab Voices guest host Hanan Awad interviews Palestinian freedom fighter and resistance icon Leila Khaled about her journey as a freedom fighter for Palestine. Khaled is a member of the Palestinian National Council and a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Leila Khaled became well-known worldwide for the hijacking of two planes in 1969 and 1970.
     
Born in 1944 in the old city of Haifa, one of the most historical ports in all of Palestine, Leila Khaled spent the first four years of her life with her family until their ultimate displacement during the Nakba (Catastrophe) in 1948. Even after all these years, Leila still recalls her experience in her homeland and the brutality of her family’s expulsion as a continuous experience of trauma. Leila has since become a revolutionary icon for Palestinians; most notably through the famous picture of her – as a young woman – donning the traditional Palestinian kuffiyeh around her head. This picture alone has become its own symbol of resistance, struggle, and - most importantly – the Palestinian concept of sumud (steadfastness). Images of Leila Khaled can be found around the entire world, wherever signs of injustice are present. Specifically, the segregation wall around the West Bank as well as the military checkpoints, refugee camps, cafés, student dorms, and much more.

   
             

 
          

Date:

March 22, 2022

     
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1st Segment: Interview with Dr. Suad Amiry (part 2 of 2)
 

Last week on Arab Voices, we aired part 1 (archived at www.ArabVoices.net) of the interview Arab Voices guest host Hanan Awad conducted with Dr. Suad Amiry, an award-winning Palestinian architect, writer, community leader, and founding director of RIWAQ (Centre for Architectural Conservation) in Ramallah, Palestine.
 
In this episode of Arab Voices, we will air part 2 of that interview, in which Hanan continues to explore with Suad her journey as a Palestinian architect, writer, and community leader.
    
Dr. Suad Amiry was born in Damascus, Syria, and grew up between Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo. She studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and finished her graduate and Ph.D. studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is the founding director of RIWAQ (Centre for Architectural Conservation) in Ramallah, Palestine, for which she received numerous architectural awards amongst them was the prestigious "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" in 2013 as well as the 2007 Qattan Distinction Award. Personally, Amiry has won many awards such as the Tamayouz Excellence Award, Woman in Architecture and Construction in 2018.
 
Dr. Amiry has written extensively on architecture and authored several books, including My Damascus and Sharon and My Mother-in-Law, which was awarded Italy's Viareggio-Versilia Prize in 2004 and was translated into 20 languages.
 
Dr. Amiry taught architecture at Columbia University, Birzeit University, and the University of Jordan. She also participated in the 1991-1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington, D.C.
 

   
             

 
          

Date:

March 15, 2022   (Episode # 1,000)

     
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2nd Segment: Interview with Dr. Suad Amiry (part 1 of 2)
 

Hanan Awad, a regular guest host on Arab Voices, interviewed Dr. Suad Amiry, an award-winning Palestinian architect, writer, community leader, and founding director of RIWAQ (Centre for Architectural Conservation) in Ramallah, Palestine. In this interview, Hanan explores with Suad her journey as a Palestinian architect, writer, and community leader.
 
In this episode of Arab Voices, we will air part 1 of that interview, and next week, we will air part 2.
 
Dr. Suad Amiry was born in Damascus, Syria, and grew up between Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo. She studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and finished her graduate and Ph.D. studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is the founding director of RIWAQ (Centre for Architectural Conservation) in Ramallah, Palestine, for which she received numerous architectural awards amongst them was the prestigious "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" in 2013 as well as the 2007 Qattan Distinction Award. Personally, Amiry has won many awards including the Tamayouz Excellence Award, Women in Architecture and Construction in 2018, and most recently the lifetime achievement award from TAKREEM in Lebanon.
 
Dr. Amiry has written extensively on architecture and authored several books, including My Damascus and Sharon and My Mother-in-Law, which was awarded Italy's Viareggio-Versilia Prize in 2004 and was translated into 20 languages.
 
Dr. Amiry taught architecture at Columbia University, Birzeit University, and the University of Jordan. She also participated in the 1991-1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington, D.C.

   
             

 
          

Date:

February 15, 2022

     
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Steve Sabella on Art, Exile and Palestinian Identity
     

In this episode, Arab Voices guest host Hanan Awad interviews Steve Sabella on Art, Exile and Palestinian Identity.
 
Steve Sabella is an award-winning Palestinian artist and writer (born in Jerusalem, Palestine), and is well-known as the author of the award-winning memoir, The Parachute Paradox (2016) tackling the colonization of the imagination. The book won the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award and the 2016 Nautilus Book Awards for best memoir. In addition, Sabella has published several academic essays that deal with the concept of exile and identity. His research focuses on the genealogy and archaeology of the image. Sabella is an international artist that uses photography and photographic installations as his primary forms of expression. He has had many exhibits throughout Palestine as well as internationally, most notably through the collections of the British Museum in London, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, the Arab World Institute in Paris, and the Contemporary Art Platform.
 
Hanan Awad is a Palestinian American street photographer, whose photos have been exhibited around the world. Here photos capture the tragedy of the physical and cultural forced displacement of Palestinians and narrate their resilience and resistance against the colonialist occupation of Palestine.

   
             

 
          

Date:

November 30, 2021

     
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Conversation with Dr. Salim Tamari about the Shrines in Palestine
     

In this episode of Arab Voices, our guest will be the distinguished Palestinian sociologist and historian, Professor Salim Tamari, who also serves as a Research Associate for the Institute for Palestine Studies, and is the editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly.
 
Hosting the conversation with Professor Tamari is Hanan Awad. They will talk about the Makamat, Shrines, or House of High Places in Palestine.

Hanan Awad is a Palestinian American street photographer, whose photos have been exhibited around the world. Hanan’s photos capture the tragedy of the physical and cultural forced displacement of Palestinians and narrate their resilience and resistance against the colonialist occupation of Palestine.
 
Hanan had interviewed Professor Salim Tamari previously about his book “The Storyteller of Jerusalem” where they explored the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem in Palestine (1904-1948). That interview is archived on our website, ArabVoices.net.

   
             

 
          

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August 24, 2021

     
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Sliman Mansour on Palestinian Art and Resistance
     

In this episode of Arab Voices, guest host Hanan Awad interviews Sliman Mansour on Palestinian Art and Resistance.
 
Sliman Mansour is one of the most prominent and influential Palestinian artists of his time. As part of the Palestinian struggle, his art reflects the brutal reality of Palestine and her people, highlighting the Palestinian identity under military occupation. Sliman’s art has become a worldwide phenomenon, having been exhibited throughout the world. During the first Intifada of 1987 Sliman became known as the “artist of the Intifada” since he helped start the ‘New Vision’ art movement.

   
             

 
          

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June 22, 2021

     
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Conversation with Dr. Salim Tamari by guest host Hanan Awad
     

In this episode of Arab Voices, guest host Hanan Awad in conversation with Palestinian sociologist and historian professor Salim Tamari. Our conversation with Professor Tamari will revolve primarily around his book “The Storyteller of Jerusalem” as we explore the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem in Palestine (1904-1948).
 
Salim Tamari is a Professor of Sociology (Emeritus) at Birzeit University in Palestine. He also serves as a Research Associate for the Institute for Palestine Studies, and is editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly.
 
Hanan Awad is a Palestinian American street photographer, whose photos have been exhibited around the world. Her photos capture the tragedy of the physical and cultural forced displacement of Palestinians and narrate their resilience and resistance against the colonialist occupation of Palestine.