Public Talks

Interviews with the press, TV and radio

Interviews –TV, Radio and Newspapers/Weeklies

Ahmad, Irfan. 2020. “Clip of Interview for a Documentary about the First Anniversary of the Anti-CAA Movement. ” 12 December.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2020. “Anti-CAA Movement was a Symbol of a Possible Politics: ” A Politics to Come: Irfan Ahmad. 12 December.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2019. “Q & A: ‘India is Heading Towards a Full Ethnic Democracy [Interview, along with co-editor Pralay Kanungo, about The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: ” A Long View of India’s 2014 Election]. 3 May.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2019. “The Emerging Interface of Politics, Academics and Culture: ” A Conversation with Prof. Irfan Ahmad. 20 May.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2018. “Interview about Podcast Interview New Books Network.” 1 October.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2018. “Interview about Religion as Critique: ”. Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace. 8 June.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2018. “From The Ku Klux Klan To Cow Vigilantes:”.  A Scholar Explains Why Lynching is Terrorism. 29 June.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2017. “8 Minutes Interview with 2 SER, ”. a Sydney-based Community Radio. 17 February.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2017. “Ordeal of a Kashmiri Youth”. Press TV “10-Minutes” program where soundbites from me discusses the state violence, terrorism, illegal imprisonment and more. It features two other panelists: Ramtanu Maitra, Khurram Pervez.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2017. “Please Explain: Sharia Law”. 8 Minutes Interview with 2 SER, a

Sydney-based Community Radio. 17 February.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2016. “The Truth About SIMI”. Interview with Open Magazine. 18 November.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015.“Interview About Indian Muslims, Their Marginalization and Alleged Link with ISIS”Radio Student. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 25 November. 30 Minutes (with a co-Panelist).

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015.“Interview about Democracy and New Anti-Terror Law in Egypt”The Voice of the Cape (South Africa). 18 August. 9.30 Minutes.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015.“Interview about Reclaim Australia Rally”Radio Adelaide. 21 July. Live. 7.45 AM. 7.5 Minutes.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015. “Interview about Reclaim Australia Rally”. Sky News Australia. 20 July. 6.30 PM Live.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015.“Interview about Reclaim Australia Rally”. Community Radio Network News Program, The Wire (Brisbane-nased). With co-panelist Jess Payne. 17 July. 4.45 Minutes.

Ahmad, Irfan 2015f. “‘It is Premature to Say that These Movements Have Failed’: Irfan Ahmad”. Tehelka Magazine. Volume 12, Issue 24. June 13.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2015. “Civil Liberties Being Curtailed in the Name of Security”. Interview with SBS Radio Australia. February 26. Listen.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2014. “Interview With SBS Urdu about Israeli Violence in Ghaza”. 3 August. SBS Radio AustraliaListen.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2014. “Interview about Oath Taking Ceremony of the Modi-led Government, South Asia Regional Relations and Future of Indian Economy”.  Channel News Asia. Singapore.  Live telecast on 26 May; Melbourne Evening Time.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2014. “Interview on Indian Elections, Final Phase of Voting, Especially about Varanasi”.  Channel News Asia. Singapore.  Live telecast on 12 May; Melbourne Evening Time.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2014. “Interview on Indian Elections, Penultimate Phase of Voting, Especially about Tamil Nadu”  Channel News Asia. Singapore.  Live telecast on 24 April. Melbourne Evening Time.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2013. Interview about the Australian Elections Result SBS Radio, Hindi (Australia) on 10 September, 2013. (Listen Below)

Ahmad, Irfan. 2013. Panel Discussion on Australian Elections Result on SBS Radio, Urdu (Australia) on 8 September, 2013. (Listen Below)

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with Channel News Asia (TV), Singapore live telecast on 20 August 2013 about the Egyptian politics in the wake of the arrest of Mohamed Badie, a key leader of Freedom and Justice Party and Muslim Brotherhood.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with SBS Urdu Radio (8.25 Minutes) broadcast on 18 August 2013 about the massacre of pro-democray protesters by the Egyptian state and its political implication at national, regional and internmational levels. (Listen Below)

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with SBS Urdu Radio (7.30 Minutes) broadcast on 11 August 2013 about the 2013 elections and Australian political parties’ reasons to attact immigrants’ vote; also, is the two-party system healthy for Austarlian democracy? (Listen Below)

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with SBS Hindi Radio (7.30 Minutes) broadcast on 2 August 2013 on the relationships between films, violence against women and the changing notion of love in a changing India.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with Voice of Russia English (7.00 Minutes) broadcast on 15 July 2013 about the crisis in Egypt after the military coup.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with SBS Hindi Radio (7.30 Minutes) broadcast on 4 July 2013 about the crisis in Egypt after the military coup.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2013. Interview with SBS Hindi Radio (7.30 Minutes) broadcast on 4 June 2013 about the Gezi Park Protest in Turkey.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2010. Interview with BBC (Urdu), broadcast during night on 20 December, 2010. On Democracy, Religion, Indian Muslims and more.

Ahmad, Irfan.  2010b. Interview with ResetDOC’s Nicolai Eberth “Secularizing Secularism” (Watch Below)

Ahmad, Irfan. 2010c. Interview with ResetDOC’s Nicolai Eberth “The Struggle of Modern Muslim Women for a Fair, Equalitarian Understanding of Islam”. (Watch Below)

Ahmad, Irfan. 2010. “Gandi için siyaset araçtı, amaç değil”. Aksiyon: Haftalik Haber Dergisi. May 30.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2010. “Thirty Minute interview for People TV, India, with V. Ramakrishnan on my book for “Walk the Talk” program. Telecast on 20 February, Saturday.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2010. “A Prism is His Own”. The Hindu, Metro Plus. New Delhi. February 08. P. 1. Interview about my book Islamism and Democracy in India(Read Below)

AhmadIrfan. 2010. “The 12th Man: The Muslim Quest for Inclusion in the New India”. The Caravan: A journal of Politics and Culture. February. Pp. 29-37.A portion of this article draws on conversation with Irfan Ahmad.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2009. “Hindistan Musluman larinin Turkiye Algisi Uzerine”. Dogudan. 2(9): 76–93 (In Turkish).

Ahmad, Irfan. 2008. “Westers Verzet in Een Islamitische Jasje”. Filosofie. January: 14–17 (In Dutch).

Ahmad, Irfan. 2007. “Need to Understand the Internal Openness”. Hindustan (a leading Hindi newspaper) New Delhi. July 21.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2006. “7/11 Terror Trial: The Flaming Cog in a Big Design”? Tehelka the People’s Paper (an English Weekly) New Delhi. July 29.

Ahmad, Irfan. 2005. “Democratie als Geschenk van Allah (Democracy is the Gift of Allah)”. NRC Handelsblad. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. November 29 (in Dutch).

Public Talks

February 25, 2021
“Faces of Hindu Orientalism” Australia India Muslim Forum, Australia [Watch]

February 3, 2021
“Shaheen Bagh Is Not An Event of the Past, It Is An Interrupted Future,” valedictory talk for the Online lecture series On Anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) Uprising, organized by Fraternity Movement, Hyderabad Central University, India [Watch]

January 18, 2020
“Undoing Indian Populism,” for the workshop on “India’s Transformation,” organized by Hans Böckler Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

December 27, 2019
Keynote Address on for “Festival of Ideas and Resistance” conference, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

November 16, 2019
TED Talk titled “Twins Unknown: Islamophobia and Domophilia,” Ted-X, University of Göttingen, Germany (32K plus viewers on YouTube) [Watch]

August 31, 2018
Book release by the ex-Vice President of India and Symposium with four panelists on Religion as Critique, India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by Oxford University Press

August 14, 2018
“Re-Orientalism and the Eclipse of the Sachar Report,” Justice Rajinder Sachar Memorial Public Talk at Aliah University, Kolkata, India

April 11-13, 2017
Seminar titled “Inequality in the Era of ‘War on Terror’: On Underrepresentation of Minorities in Political Economy and Overrepresentation in Jail,” S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

March 14 -16, 2016
“Religion and Violent Extremism: An Anthropological Perspective from India,” Paper at Workshop “Preventing Violent Extremism by Promoting Inclusive Development, Tolerance and Respect for Diversity” organized by UNDP, Oslo, Norway [Watch].

December 22, 2013
“Islamic Reform”, Keynote Address at the Kerala Muslim Heritage Studies Conference, Calicut, Kerala, India

April 19-21, 2013
“Margins of Knowledge: Nation-State, ‘the Other’ and the Disciplin(e)ing of Sociology/Anthropology,” keynote lecture for the conference “Questioning Marginality,” Brown University, Providence, USA.