WBEZ | Joseph Kechichian http://www.wbez.org/tags/joseph-kechichian Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Will Mubarak step down? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-10/will-mubarak-step-down-82105 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/108971729.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span class="views-field-field-body-value">The mood in Cairo's Tahrir Square is jubilant. Many believe the Egyptian leadership is ready to make some major concessions after 17 days of protests. President Hosni Mubarak is expected to give a speech tonight and it's anticipated he will step down. We'll be live on the air to discuss the latest on the situation and take questions and comments. </span><span class="views-field-field-body-value">Call us at <strong>312-832-3124</strong>.</span></p><p>Joining us will be:</p><p><span class="views-field-field-body-value"><a href="http://www.ahmedrehab.com/blog/" target="_blank">Ahmed Rehab</a>, executive director of the Chicago chapter for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (<a href="http://www.cairchicago.org/" target="_blank">CAIR</a>), from Cairo.</span></p><p><span class="views-field-field-body-value"><a href="http://www.law.depaul.edu/faculty_staff/faculty_information.asp?id=5" target="_blank">Cherif Bassiouni</a>, president emeritus of DePaul University's International Human Rights Institute.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="views-field-field-body-value"><a href="http://mei.edu/Scholars/JosephK%C3%A9chichian.aspx" target="_blank">Joseph Kéchichian</a>, a scholar at the Middle East Institute.&nbsp;</span></p></p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:27:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-10/will-mubarak-step-down-82105 Tunisia’s uncertain political future and its impact on the Middle East http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/tunisia%E2%80%99s-uncertain-political-future-and-its-impact-middle-east <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/108318173.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The &quot;Jasmine Revolution&quot; in Tunisia has inspired people across the Middle East. The success of Tunisia&rsquo;s revolution is still up in the air it, but it looks like a pivotal moment for the region, especially with protests erupting in Cairo. <a href="http://mei.edu/Scholars/JosephK%C3%A9chichian.aspx" target="_blank">Joe Kechichian</a> is a scholar at the Middle East institute in Washington, DC and CEO of Kéchichian &amp; Associates, LLC, a consulting partnership that provides analysis on the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. He&rsquo;s author of &ldquo;Power and Succession in Arab Monarchies&rdquo; and gives us an update on the recent events there.</p></p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/tunisia%E2%80%99s-uncertain-political-future-and-its-impact-middle-east