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The Emerging World in 2017

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In this year-end conversation, emerge85 co-directors Afshin Molavi and Mishaal Al Gergawi sit down with Joseph Dana, the lab’s editor-in-chief, to take stock of 2017 in the 85 world and consider what lies ahead. They discuss the return of growth, unexpected shifts in Iran and Saudi Arabia, why Americans still use iMessage, spices, horror movies, and much more. Don’t miss it.



Also, listeners: We’d love to hear from you! We’re doing a series about cinema, and we want to know about a recent film you saw from the 85 world – that’s Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East – and the environment in which you saw it. A packed theater in Bangkok? A pop-up in Rio? New York? Berlin? Describe the film and where you saw it in a short voice memo, and email it to [email protected]. Remember to include your name and where you’re calling from.