America and the Muslim World: A Public Diplomacy Initiative
Grant Year: 2017
Aaron Lobel will lead an effort to develop and broadcast public affairs programs in partnership with local networks in Muslim-majority countries. He will help produce a television series on Islam, science, and modernity; develop feature-length documentaries on Hezbollah and the Shia/Sunni jihadist nexus; partner with a Jordanian entrepreneur to develop a television series about Arab heroes who have fought the Islamic State and other extremist groups; and broadcast bilateral and trilateral town halls connecting audiences in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India to discuss areas of regional cooperation.
America Abroad Media International Security & Foreign Policy