Episode 11: Julie Lenarz

Hosts: Judith Levy and Damian Counsell
Apr 2, 2013
Direct Link to MP3 File

Damian Counsell talks with polyglot and policy geek Julie Lenarz, Executive Director at Humanitarian Intervention Centre and a Fellow of the Institute of Middle Eastern Democracy. Their wide-ranging conversation covers her recent visit to Iraqi Kurdistan to mark the 25th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s genocide against its people; why the survivors viewed Allied action as a liberation; the surprising preference of many Kurds for Turkey over the United States as a future partner; the meaning of humanitarian intervention 10 years after the Iraq War; and the activities of the think tanks she works for.

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  1. Duane Oyen

    What, nothing on the Swiss snow cover?  ;-D

  2. I. raptus

    I really enjoy these podcasts.

  3. Damian Counsell

    Thank you, I. raptus.

    For anyone interested (and so people can see a what Julie looks like because I forgot to pass on a photo) Julie also wrote a piece for the UK Independent newspaper online here.

  4. Grendel

    When I download the MP3 file, I get the stupid Super Heroes show.


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