Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, a Lebanese national, is presently Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for the Global South at American University in Washington, D.C. A lawyer, journalist and diplomat, Dr. Maksoud served as the Arab League Ambassador to India and South-East Asia from 1961-1966.
Dr. Maksoud is the author of several articles and books on the Middle East and the global south. He was also the Chairperson and Convener of many conferences on environment and development, human rights, population, and disarmament. Dr. Maksoud graduated from the American University of Beirut, went on to receive his J.D. from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and did post-graduate studies at Oxford University in Britain.
Three different guests appeared during the evening. Ambassador Clovis Maksoud offered analysis of the situation in Egypt and the Middle East. Archaeologist and researcher Stephen Mehler reacted to the Egyptian uprising. "We are witnessing history...Egypt has never experienced it before," he commented. Paul Guercio of the Merlin Project (a software-based forecasting technology) talked about 'timetraks' in the third hour. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author, lecturer and hospice worker Dannion Brinkley returned to the show to discuss his near death experiences (NDEs) and his work with dying veterans. ... More »Host: George Noory
Sidney J. Goodman, a professional engineer, and author of Asleep at the Geiger Counter was the main guest during Monday's regular broadcast time. "In the beginning anyone who criticized the nuclear power industry became known as a kook," said Goodman whose book documents serious problems and misrepresentations in the field. "It would be a tragedy of the worst dimension because radioactivity is the ultimate pollution," Goodman said of the possibility that a nuclear plant would be sabotaged as part of a terrorist attack. He believes alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar should be more fully funded as nuclear plants are gradually decommissioned. John L. Loeb Jr. the former Ambassador to Denmark, was the guest during the first hour. "I'm afraid this is a deep cultural divide that none of us understood," Loeb said of the rift between Islam and the West. George opened up the lines during the last hour of the show for people to sound off on various issues. ... More »Host: George Noory