The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey's Iranian Presidential Candidate

Friday, February 01, 2013

Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder and president of American Iranian Council and Rutgers professor and director of its Center for Middle Eastern Studies, talks about his decision to run for the Iranian presidency as an expat.

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Richard Wright's Love Letter to Paris

Monday, January 28, 2013


In this brief monologue, the novelist Richard Wright sends home the most glowing postcard of France one could possibly imagine. 

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Expat Representation

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Professor of social and political theory at the European University Institute in Italy, Rainer Bauböck, explains why some countries, most recently the Dominican Republic and France, have allocated seats in their legislature to represent expats and whether this is a good model.

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The Takeaway

Egyptians in the US Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Through midnight Monday, expatriate Egyptians headed to embassies and consulates around the world to cast their vote in the second round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. These are the first free elections in 60 years and the first elections to take place since the Arab Spring.

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