“It’s very intolerant across the region. Pew Research Center poll data shows that a lot of societies are still very, very hostile with the idea of seeing the LGBT community as part of society.”

--- Arnaud Kurze, Wilson Center Global Fellow

Can the arts provide safe spaces for the LGBT community in societies that are often hostile to their search for tolerance and rights? Wilson Global Fellow Arnaud Kurze shares his latest research on LGBT rights in the post-Arab spring Middle East. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW

Guest

Arnaud Kurze is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. His scholarly work on transitional justice in the post-Arab Spring world focuses particularly on youth activism, art and collective memory. In summer 2015, he was a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, studying youth resilience in North Africa and the Middle East. He is currently a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program.

Host
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.