Episode 2. Can we learn from the past? With Nasser O. Rabbat and Seif El Rashidi

By expanding our experience to the lives of men and women in different times and places, history teaches us valuable things both about others and ourselves. With the current threat of COVID-19, the world seems to navigate towards the unknown. However, we might be able to learn from history? MIT Professor Nasseer O. Rabbat gives his view on the currect socio-economic situation.

This podcast is part of Asia House Arts in Isolation Series and Converging Paths, an initiative organised in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.



Above: Sultan Hassan Mosque, Cairo, 14th century. Photos by Nasser Rabbat (left, and right) and Mohamed Moussa through Wikimedia Commons (centre). 


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