Young and Restless - Youth Identity in the Arab World
The Arab world has the largest youth bulge on the planet. Millions of young people are living in a pressure cooker of social, political, tribal, and religious forces. We visit Jordan and Egypt and speak with young Arabs in America about their struggles with identity, and how globalization, Islam, and a turbulent region are shaping how they look at themselves, and the world.
Executive Producer: Aaron Lobel / AAM Producers: Monica Bushman, Sean Carberry, Jordana Gustafson, Matt Ozug, Chris Williams / Web Producer: Javier Barrera / Photo: Sean Carberry. Host: Deborah Amos
Sean Carberry reports from Cairo on the conflicting pressures facing Egyptian women as they struggle to reconcile traditional codes of conduct with western norms when it comes to dating and relationships.
Deborah Amos speaks with Nadine Naber, Professor of Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan, about the shaping of Arab identity among young people in the Arab region and in the United States.