Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also currently a resident scholar at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

His research focuses on the politics of globalization, North-South relations and social movements. He previously worked as a consultant on UNDP’s Human Development Report and as a Global Fellow at the Open Society Foundation.

As a journalist, Aidi’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreigh Affairs, The Nation and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of the Carnegie Scholar Award and the American Book Award of 201.

Aidi has written extensively about African and Afro-diasporan affairs for magazines including Africana, The New African, ColorLines.com and Al Jazeera. He has been a guest on WNYC’s Soundcheck and NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.

Hisham Aidi

Areas of Expertise: Politics of Globalization, North-South Relations, Social Movements, Immigration, Youth Movements in Europe, African and Afro-Diasporan Affairs

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: ha26@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 854-2584
Twitter: @UptownBerber

Heard on WNYC: Click here for a full list.

Soundcheck: ‘Rebel Music’: How Hip-Hop Became Part Of Muslim Culture

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean and professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Previously, he taught globalization and Education at New York University and human development and psychology at Harvard University.

As a fellow at Princeton University, Suárez-Orozco worked on issues of education, globalization, and immigration. He is currently co-director of the Harvard Immigration Projects and Immigration Studies at NYU.

He blogs for The Huffington Post and has written several books, including Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents and Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue.


Dean and Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Education, Culture, Psychology, Anthropology, Migration, Globalization, Latinos in the U.S.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Contact Information:

Email: mms-o@gseis.ucla.edu

Phone: (310) 825-8308

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

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Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles professor of media, cities, and solutions at Temple University. He is currently the host of BET news and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator. Trained as an anthropologist of education, Hill focuses his research on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East. Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential black leaders.

Hill is the author of several books, including Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity , Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility, and The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America.

Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University

Areas of Expertise: African American Politics, Politics & Political Issues, Culture & Cultural Issues, Anthropology, Education, Social Issues, Hip-Hop, Globalization

Location: New York, NY & Philadephia, PA

Contact Info:

Phone: (917) 842-4122
Email: mlh@marclamonthill.com
Twitter: @marclamonthill

 **Important note: When you contact Marc, please also email his assistant Shunta Wilborn at assistant@marclamonthill.com.

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

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Moises Naim

Moises Naim is a Journalist and Senior Associate in the International Economics  program at the Carnegie  Endowment for International Peace and Chief International Columnist for El Pais. 

Naim has been heard on NPRWNYCWHYY, and WBUR.


Senior Associate in the International Economics  program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Chief International Columnist for El Pais

Areas of Expertise:  Globalization, International Politics, Economics

Contact Information:

For media requests and information related to publications, please contact Christina Lara at:

Phone: (202) 317-1015

Email: clara@moisesnaim.com

Twitter: @MoisesNaim

Website: http://www.moisesnaim.com

You can check out all of his past radio appearances here:  Moises Naim radio appearances