节目：It's Your World (formerly World Affairs Council)
题目：The Shia Revival (什叶派的兴起)
Vali Nasr 是《The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future》一书的作者。
在这个节目里 Vali Nasr offers an analysis of the ancient struggle between Shias and Sunnis for the soul of Islam.
The book sheds light on historic moments of Shia/Sunni competition over power, as well as times of collaboration between the two sects against outside oppressors. He also holds that the sectarian divisions between Shia and Sunni, and the historic marginalization of Shias throughout the Islamic world, will come to play a large part in determining our collective future. Nasr believes Westerners have too often conceived of the Middle East through a Sunni perspective, and that in these changing times the Western world must now learn to understand the history, motivations and philosophy of the Shia as well.