Diwaniyya: The Official Podcast of the Moshe Dayan Center
What is Diwaniyya?
Diwaniyya is the podcast of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University - the Middle East research hub. Each month we bring you thought-provoking conversations on Middle East culture, history and politics.
Diwaniyya is the Arabic word for "informal council." It connotes open discussion, a meeting of the minds. Diwaniyya isn't another news program or political commentary podcast; it offers a wider view of a multifaceted Middle East. Through thought-provoking conversations on different issues in the region, Diwaniyya contextualizes current events and trends.
And the blog?
The Diwaniyya blog isn't just a platform for the show. It's a place we've created for our listeners to get more information related to the topics of each episode. The blog features reading lists, videos, music, photos, guests' bios, and our own musings. The blog is also a forum. We'd love to know what you think about the issues we discuss - so please leave your comments at the end of each blog post.
Shoshi Shmuluvitz is a graduate student of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University and a research assistant at the Dayan Center. She's the Assistant Editor of the Dayan Center publications Tel Aviv Notes and Middle East News Brief. Her interests include the history of the body and sexuality in the Middle East, identity, Orientalism, music, art and pop culture.
Ben Silsbee is a graduate student of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University and a research assistant at the Moshe Dayan Center. He's a co-Managing Editor of Sharqiyya and is on the Editorial Board of the Middle East News Brief. His fields of interest include ideological formation and consumption studies.
The Editorial Board oversees programming. The Diwaniyya team is joined on the Board by the following members of the Moshe Dayan Center:
Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, the Marcia Israel Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center, and Heidi Basch-Harod, Outreach Coordinator at the Moshe Dayan Center.
The Diwaniyya logo was created by Rebecca Shmuluvitz and Elena Kuznetsov.
The Diwaniyya theme music is composed and performed by Zohar Lioz Aviv.