Crises in Egypt
Michael O’Neil interviews Larry Pintak who spent time living and working in Cairo for many years. Our previously announced program will air, instead, in Mar…ch, 2011.
Larry Pintak is the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
Pintak spent four years as director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo where he led the only graduate journalism program in the Arab world, headed a variety of USAID-funded professional journalism training programs, and created Arab Media & Society, Mogtamana.org, a portal for Egyptian civil society, a U.S. election resource site for Arab journalists, and the first Arab “virtual newsroom” in Second Life.
His columns and op-eds appear in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Daily Star Beirut, The Daily News Cairo, Arab News, Gulf News, Tempo (Indonesia), The Jakarta Post, Al-Shurooq Egypt, the Turkish Daily News and other newspapers in the Middle East and Muslim world, along with Columbia Journalism Review online, Newsweek.WashingtonPost.com, CommonDreams.org and a variety of U.S. and European outlets. He is the author of “Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad and “Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & the War of Ideas”
Pintak holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies and has also written extensively on Buddhism and Eastern religion.