It's very important to have empathy and solidarity for the suffering of refugees but we can't think that the suffering has fallen out of the sky
Prior to joining Democracy Now! as a broadcast news producer and weekly co-host, Nermeen Shaikh worked in research at non-governmental organizations in London, Islamabad, and Tehran.
She’s crossed the globe conducting interviews with academics, activists, and artists and is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power, a book tackling themes of globalization, imperialism, and routes to a fairer future.
Shaikh earned her M.Phil. from Cambridge University.