James Ketterer

The American University in Cairo, The School of Continuing Education


James Ketterer is dean of The School of Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo. He was previously dean of international studies at Bard College and director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program.

Featured Work

FEB 26, 2019 Podcast

The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War, with Scott A. Silverstone

Does preventive war really work? "In the vast majority of cases historically, what we see is the country that thought it was saving itself from ...

OCT 26, 2018 Podcast

Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam, with Robert K. Brigham

Henry Kissinger is smart, charming, and a great writer, says historian Robert Brigham. But when it came to Vietnam, his arrogance and deceit made a ...

Timothy Snyder. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

FEB 27, 2018 Podcast

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, with Timothy Snyder

Can tyranny happen here? asks historian Timothy Snyder. His chilling answer is, "it can happen, it happens to people like us, and it is happening ...

OCT 30, 2017 Podcast

False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, with Steven A. Cook

Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of ...

MAY 10, 2017 Podcast

Shades of Red and Blue: Global Security

For more than half a century, the United States has shouldered a disproportionate share of global security burdens. As China rises and Russia reasserts its ...

L to R: MarĂ­a Antonieta Alcalde and Terry McGovern. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

DEC 21, 2016 Podcast

Women's Rights are Human Rights: Global Challenges to Reproductive Health

How will the Trump presidency affect women's rights, not only in the U.S. but around the world? Will the Sustainable Development Goals really succeed ...

NOV 11, 2015 Podcast

Beyond Silicon Valley: Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places

Elmira Bayrasli, founder of "Foreign Policy Interrupted" and author of "Beyond Silicon Valley," is all about shattering stereotypes and bringing disregarded groups to the fore, ...