Where the Middle East meets the world. 


INTERSECTION is an Aslan Media weekly podcast dedicated to providing a deeper understanding of the political and cultural currents driving the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa (MENASA). Taking a uniquely integrative approach, the show explores the complexity of global relationships related to MENA and MENASA. With humor, and a domestic as well as international perspective, host Michael Brooks offers up a slew of interviews with fascinating thought leaders, journalists, activists, authors, and social entrepreneurs, as well as providing his own regular commentaries. The show synthesizes current events with a fresh voice, and dives deep into the region's stories.

INTERSECTION is for the generation who knows that what’s local is global, and what’s global is local. 



Michael Brooks is the host of INTERSECTION

A New York based policy analyst, commentator, contributor, and producer for the award winning political radio show The Majority Report. His writing has been published in the Washington Post, Huffington PostAlternet and Al Jazeera America; and he appears regularly as a guest analyst on television and radio including Al Jazeera America and Huffington Post Live.

Before that he co-wrote The Buddha's Playbook and designed training programs integrating mindfulness meditation and choice design theory. Michael has also worked as a social movement researcher and community building strategist at the open source consultancy Civic Actions.

He holds a BA in political science from Bates College and studied Turkish and EU relations at Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey.

You can follow Michael on Twitter @_michaelbrooks or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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