Sunday, December 26, 2010

Biographic Sketch of Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara
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"Marwan Bishara is Al Jazeera English's senior political analyst and the editor & host of Empire, which examines global powers and their agendas. He was previously a professor of International Relations at the American University of Paris and a fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales. An author who writes and speaks extensively on global politics, Bishara is an authority on many of today’s most relevant global issues, US foreign policy and the greater Middle East.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Guardian, Le Monde and The Nation, among other outlets. He is also the chairman of The Galilee Foundation , a UK based charity that provides over 100 students annually with scholarships to go to universities. Marwan Bishara has engaged in high-profile public speaking on Middle East and global affairs, in addition to international journalism.

Empire, his flagship show on Al Jazeera English, consistently challenges concepts about global powers and global elites. Through Empire episodes such as The US between Two Wars; SuperClass; BRIC: The New World Order; or US & Iran: Best of Enemies?, Marwan Bishara has posed pertinent questions on a vast range of topics. Empire has been successful at disecting the most significant geo-political issues of the day by fusing the best Al Jazeera field reporting with an in-depth studio debate with the participation of leading analysts and commentators.

Marwan Bishara was born in Nazareth and is a Palestinian from Israel, he is the younger brother of Azmi Bishara. Marwan Bishara published his book "Palestine/Israel: peace or apartheid" in Zed Books a number of years before Jimmy Carter did a title almost identical (Palestine Peace Not Apartheid).

On CNN regarding the Arab league's attempted regulation of media outlets such as Al Jazeera: "I think Arab - certain Arab governments are really worried from the freedom of expression that is going on in the Arab world."[1]..."

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