Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have touched on U.S. policy in the Middle East during recent debates. But New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says that the usual “platitudes” won’t work because the next president will “have to deal with a totally different Middle East.” Friedman joins us to explain.We discuss Michael Moore's latest film, “Where To Invade Next,” which looks at how other countries have tackled a range of issues, everything from healthcare to school lunch.And we take a look at a new bill which aims to make the visa process for international artists and performers more reliable and affordable.
Zafra Lerman is a professor, chemist and peace advocate who dedicates her life to inspiring students, institutions and governments through the collaborative power of scientific endeavor. Lerman’s passion drove her to create Malta Conferences Foundation. For Global Activism, Lerman tells us about the challenges and triumphs of bringing together Jews, Muslims and Christians to create peace in the Middle East, through science.