Interview with Omar Al-Ghazzi
On November 20 and 21st 2018, the annual conference of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland took place in Berlin. The conference “Knowledge and Society in Times of Upheaval” was jointly convened by Andreas Eckert (HU Berlin/Forum Transregionale Studien), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington) and Franz Waldenberger (DIJ Tokyo).
During the conference, we had the time to interview one of the speakers: Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. His expertise is in global communication and comparative journalism, with a focus on digital activism and collective memory in the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining LSE, he was a lecturer at the Department of Journalism at the University of Sheffield.
We talked about his current research project that examines children’s use of, and use in, media in the context of the Syrian conflict and more generally about his impressions from the conference.
Find his podcast interview here: