On-stage interview with writer Carla Power at the Commonwealth Club: “Bridging Islam and the West.” Filmed for C-SPAN

August 15, 2016


 On-stage interview with author Stephen Kinzer, for his book “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twin, and the Birth of American Empire”

    March  13, 2017

On-stage Interview of Iran scholar Banafsheh Keynoush, author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes

March 25, 2016


Moderator of “Crisis in Gaza” panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club

July 24, 2014

Interview with BBC Radio about the life and death of Ravi Shankar

December 11, 2012


On-stage interview of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek at the California Institute of Integral Studies

February 25, 2011

On-stage Interview of author Richard North Patterson at the Commonwealth Club. Filmed for C-SPAN

May 11, 2011


Moderator of “Arab Spring” panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club

July 18, 2011

On-stage interview of U.S. Diplomat and Middle East expert Aaron David Miller at the Commonwealth Club

December 3, 2009

On-stage Interview of John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded – and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, at the Commonwealth Club. Filmed for C-SPAN

November 18, 2009


Also viewable on Fora.TV


On-stage Interview of Islam scholar Reza Aslan at the Commonwealth Club

September 1, 2009

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On-stage interview of Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, at the Commonwealth Club. Recorded for Fora.TV

April 1, 2009


On-stage Interview of Robert Baer, former CIA operative and the inspiration behind George Clooney’s character in Syriana, at the Commonwealth Club.

March 24, 2009


On-stage Interview of Thomas Ricks, military historian and journalist, at the Commonwealth Club

Recorded for Fora.TV

February 23, 2009


Moderator of Panel Discussion at the Commonwealth Club on “Palestinian Struggles for Nationality”

February 19, 2009


Interview with PRI’s “The World” about the book, Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots

December 4, 2008


Talk at the World Affairs Council of Northern California about the book, Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots

November 10, 2008