Live Ideas: An Evening with Dr. Bassem Youssef and Rula Jebreal

Presented in Partnership with The Graduate Center, CUNY

OFF-SITE at The Graduate Center, CUNY

An evening with two of the most influential media figures of our time. Egyptian satirist, columnist, cardiac surgeon and host of Al-Bernameg (The Program), a satirical news program from 2011 to 2014 inspired by Jon Stewart and The Daily Show which remains the most subscribed YouTube channel in Egypt, Dr. Youssef has established himself as one of today’s most vital voices in observing the political currents in the Middle East and its resonance throughout the world. In 2013, he was named one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by Time Magazine. Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, author and foreign policy analyst who has received accolades for her groundbreaking work in Italy, the United States and across the Middle East. Since moving to the United States in 2009, she has been an on-air foreign policy analyst for MSNBC and a contributor to the Daily Beast, Newsweek and, where her articles have reflected a deep knowledge of Islamic extremism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the new political order in the Arab Muslim world. Rula has appeared frequently on CNN and Bloomberg, and she has written op-eds for the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News, among other media outlets. An evening of laughter and insight from two of the world’s most vital voices of transformation.

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