Episode #7: Lisa Anderson

Her passion for Middle East studies was ignited during a college course with an intense teacher. She immersed herself in the region’s history and language--and has never looked back. For this episode, Professor Anderson retraces her growing enthusiasm for and deepening knowledge of the Arab world, which saw her break scholarly ground in Libya, take up residence as a professor at The American University in Cairo, and eventually landed her in the president’s office mere weeks before the upheaval of the Arab Spring.