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April 14, 2021 - Christine Fair | Stephan Schwartz

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

The Tragic Span of America's 20 Year History in Afghanistan Since 9/11 | Why Do American Police Kill 1,099 Civilians Annually Compared to 36 in Canada, 21 in Australia and 11 in Germany?backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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14 Apr 2021

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Dr. Christine Fair: A Fighter Not a Freezer

Women with Ambition

Whether you had the best childhood or one of nightmares todays episode is a must listen for all of us. Join us as we listen to this powerful story of an American woman, who suffered from childhood abuse to ultimately become an accomplished author of several books and a well-renowned political scientist. She is bold, brilliant, and benevolent, who is also obsessed with animals. Dr. Fair shares her dark days and how she learned to embrace the past that has made her the intelligent fighter she is today. We have all at one time or another faced chaos. Many of us feel we need to “chill out” or escape to regroup and collect our thoughts. Dr. Fair shares her perspective on fixing the plane while trying to fly it at the same time. DR. CHRISTINE FAIR’S BIO Dr. C. Christine Fair is an accomplished writer, an undeterred researcher, a humble human being, and a woman with heroic spirit. She is bold, brilliant, and benevolent. She is a professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University who also served at RAND Corporation, United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and USIP - a leading think-tank in D.C. Her research focuses on political and military affairs in South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka). Dr. Fair is author of several books. Her most recent book is In Their Own Words: Understanding the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (Oxford University Press, 2019). She is a frequent commentator at leading newspapers/magazines including (New York Times and Foreign Affairs) made several appearances as an expert on television and radio programs on BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, and Voice of America). She resigned her membership with the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations to protest its consistent failure to address diversity issues. She speaks and reads Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi. Social Media/Contact Info: http://www.christinefair.net/html_pages/home.html @CChristineFair https://www.instagram.com/cchristinefair/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/women-with-ambition/message

45mins

27 Jan 2021

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Prof. Carol Christine Fair, Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University

Scientific Sense ®

What drives militant politics? Studies from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Western Africa, A case study in Kerala, the enigmatic Southern state of India, and the similarities between Pakistan, India, and the United States in scriptural literalism in religion and politics. Prof. Carol Christine Fair is a Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Her work is primarily focused on counter-terrorism and South Asian topics. She was a political officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan and a senior research associate at USIP's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. She has served as a Senior Fellow at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center and a Senior Resident Fellow at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis. VOTE. MAKE OUR DEMOCRACY BETTER. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message

1hr 27mins

25 Oct 2020

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Christine Fair, "In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba" (Oxford UP, 2018)

New Books in Islamic Studies

The attacks on the luxurious Taj Hotel in Mumbai in 2008 put Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, in the international / Western spotlight for the first time, though they had been deadly active in India and Afghanistan for decades.In her book In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (Oxford University Press, 2018), Christine Fair reveals a little-known aspect of how LeT functions in Pakistan and beyond, by translating and commenting upon a range of publications produced and disseminated by Dar-ul-Andlus, the publishing wing of LeT.Only a fraction of LeT's cadres ever see battle: most of them are despatched on nation-wide "prozelytising" (dawa) missions to convert Pakistanis to their particular interpretation of Islam, in support of which LeT has developed a sophisticated propagandist literature. This canon of Islamist texts is the most popular and potent weapon in LeT's arsenal, and its scrutiny affords insights into how and who the group recruits; LeT's justification for jihad; its vision of itself in global and regional politics; the enemies LeT identifies and the allies it cultivates; and how and where it conducts its operations. Particular attention is paid to the role that LeT assigns to women by examining those writings which heap extravagant praise upon the mothers of aspirant jihadis, who bless their operations and martyrdom. It is only by understanding LeT's domestic functions as set out in these texts that one can begin to appreciate why Pakistan so fiercely supports it, despite mounting international pressure to disband the group.India and the United States are placed in extremely difficult positions with regard to Pakistan because of this.Christine Fair is a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Peace and Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.Kirk Meighoo is a TV and podcast host, former university lecturer, author and former Senator in Trinidad and Tobago. He hosts his own podcast, Independent Thought & Freedom, where he interviews some of the most interesting people from around the world who are shaking up politics, economics, society and ideas. You can find it in the iTunes Store or any of your favorite podcast providers. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are an academic who wants to get heard nationally, please check out his free training at becomeapublicintellectual.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies

1hr 30mins

6 Apr 2020

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Christine Fair, "In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba" (Oxford UP, 2018)

New Books in National Security

The attacks on the luxurious Taj Hotel in Mumbai in 2008 put Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, in the international / Western spotlight for the first time, though they had been deadly active in India and Afghanistan for decades.In her book In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (Oxford University Press, 2018), Christine Fair reveals a little-known aspect of how LeT functions in Pakistan and beyond, by translating and commenting upon a range of publications produced and disseminated by Dar-ul-Andlus, the publishing wing of LeT.Only a fraction of LeT's cadres ever see battle: most of them are despatched on nation-wide "prozelytising" (dawa) missions to convert Pakistanis to their particular interpretation of Islam, in support of which LeT has developed a sophisticated propagandist literature. This canon of Islamist texts is the most popular and potent weapon in LeT's arsenal, and its scrutiny affords insights into how and who the group recruits; LeT's justification for jihad; its vision of itself in global and regional politics; the enemies LeT identifies and the allies it cultivates; and how and where it conducts its operations. Particular attention is paid to the role that LeT assigns to women by examining those writings which heap extravagant praise upon the mothers of aspirant jihadis, who bless their operations and martyrdom. It is only by understanding LeT's domestic functions as set out in these texts that one can begin to appreciate why Pakistan so fiercely supports it, despite mounting international pressure to disband the group.India and the United States are placed in extremely difficult positions with regard to Pakistan because of this.Christine Fair is a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Peace and Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.Kirk Meighoo is a TV and podcast host, former university lecturer, author and former Senator in Trinidad and Tobago. He hosts his own podcast, Independent Thought & Freedom, where he interviews some of the most interesting people from around the world who are shaking up politics, economics, society and ideas. You can find it in the iTunes Store or any of your favorite podcast providers. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are an academic who wants to get heard nationally, please check out his free training at becomeapublicintellectual.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/national-security

1hr 30mins

6 Apr 2020

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Christine Fair, "In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba" (Oxford UP, 2018)

New Books in Political Science

The attacks on the luxurious Taj Hotel in Mumbai in 2008 put Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, in the international / Western spotlight for the first time, though they had been deadly active in India and Afghanistan for decades.In her book In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (Oxford University Press, 2018), Christine Fair reveals a little-known aspect of how LeT functions in Pakistan and beyond, by translating and commenting upon a range of publications produced and disseminated by Dar-ul-Andlus, the publishing wing of LeT.Only a fraction of LeT's cadres ever see battle: most of them are despatched on nation-wide "prozelytising" (dawa) missions to convert Pakistanis to their particular interpretation of Islam, in support of which LeT has developed a sophisticated propagandist literature. This canon of Islamist texts is the most popular and potent weapon in LeT's arsenal, and its scrutiny affords insights into how and who the group recruits; LeT's justification for jihad; its vision of itself in global and regional politics; the enemies LeT identifies and the allies it cultivates; and how and where it conducts its operations. Particular attention is paid to the role that LeT assigns to women by examining those writings which heap extravagant praise upon the mothers of aspirant jihadis, who bless their operations and martyrdom. It is only by understanding LeT's domestic functions as set out in these texts that one can begin to appreciate why Pakistan so fiercely supports it, despite mounting international pressure to disband the group.India and the United States are placed in extremely difficult positions with regard to Pakistan because of this.Christine Fair is a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Peace and Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.Kirk Meighoo is a TV and podcast host, former university lecturer, author and former Senator in Trinidad and Tobago. He hosts his own podcast, Independent Thought & Freedom, where he interviews some of the most interesting people from around the world who are shaking up politics, economics, society and ideas. You can find it in the iTunes Store or any of your favorite podcast providers. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are an academic who wants to get heard nationally, please check out his free training at becomeapublicintellectual.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

1hr 30mins

6 Apr 2020

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Episode 42 - Christine Fair on Irregular Warfare in Film

The Security Studies Podcast

For Episode 42 I met with Professor Christine Fair to discuss her new course offering, “Irregular Warfare in Film.” We open up with an overview of the course and what inspired professor Fair to create it. We then go into how professor fair teaches students how to read film and begin developing key media literacy skills. For example, Professor Fair leverages Rodesiler’s MAPS protocol - Mode, Audience, Purpose, and Situation - to help her student view a film critically. We then take The Deer Hunter - a film featured in her course - discuss some its content and the lessons that we can gain from it. Lastly, we discuss Racism and Allegory in the 2000s film, District 9 - about aliens stranded over Johannesburg become earthly refugees.

1hr 22mins

29 Feb 2020

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50: Christine Fair | Aggressive Buddhism, Kachin "Bride" Trafficking, "Love Jihad" and Other Overlooked South Asian Issues

Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)

The Indian subcontinent, or South Asia, includes  Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.It contains one quarter of the world's population, a centre of global GDP, 2 antagonistic nuclear armed powers, and has been central to world history and the world economy for most of human history.Yet to much of the world it remains an Area of Darkness.There is a lively intellectual tradition in the subcontinent, and it is a place of endless, continuing debate and discussion: religious, political, philosophical, artistic, and more.On this podcast it is an area which we have discussed several times, from various insider perspectives.Today, we explore the region from an outsider position, but a very knowledgeable and distinguished one that is sure to shed light from a different angle.My guest today is Dr. Christine Fair, a Provost's Associate Professor within the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She works on the political military affairs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Her most recent book is titled "In Their Own Words: Understanding the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba" (Oxford University Press, 2019).We discuss:- her "Cuisines of the Axis of Evil" cookbook - what the food of the Indian subcontinent reveals about history, globalisation, borders, male and female labour, gender relations, religion, taboos, caste, class, etc.- how geography has determined Afghanistan's politics, international relations, and history, as well as Pakistan- why India is morea accurately seen like Europe -- a continent with entirely different countries, peoples, and cultures, though connected -- rather than as a single country with regional variations- the importance of "Layla" on Netflix in understanding varna and caste- the horrendous trafficking of girls from Myanmar to China because of the lack of women there- aggressive Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar- the social and political changes in Islamic dress in the region- the parallels between the sexual demonisation of Islamic men in South Asia and black men in America- the recurring themes of nationalism and the purity of women- The Khalistan idea in the Sikh Diaspora vs. in India- exploring the emergence of the beard fashion in the United States during the era of the "war on terror" and its possible relation to Islam- the history of the fragmentation of the Indian subcontinent, and the controversy over the role of the British and the United States- what the British really thought of Ali Mohammed Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan- the US view of the South Asian region, especially Pakistan vs. India, also US vs. China- The total illegitimacy of Pakistan's claims on Kashmir- the curiosity of Muslims' defense of Article 370 as something that protected them, when it was actually meant to protect Hindus

1hr 34mins

22 Nov 2019

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2019. Associate Professor Christine Fair, Georgetown University - Research Seminar

Griffith in Asia

Macabre Social Capital: The Families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba presented by Christine Fair, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

1hr 15mins

20 Aug 2019

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In conversation: Christine Fair on future security challenges for Afghanistan

Lowy Institute: Live Events

Australia, along with many other Western countries, has a strong interest in the ongoing stability of Afghanistan. Not only in the sunk cost in collective blood and treasure but also because we have seen how semi-governed territory provides opportunities for jihadists to plan and train for attacks against the West.Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan had a discussion with Christine Fair about the future security prospects for Afghanistan and the challenges it faces not only internally but also externally from regional actors advancing their own strategic agendas.Christine Fair is a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She previously served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and a senior research associate at the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace.

53mins

13 Aug 2019

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