I remember the feeling during and after these encounters.
Umbridled enthusiasm, excitement, to get a glimpse into the world I am superficially disconnected from, yet profoundly identify with.
They represent a specific academic discourse.
They have the ability to connect me to it.
It sounds bland.
But the feeling I get when I'm in that audience.
From desperately attempting to absorb as much as I can within a 60 or 90 minute window.
I have trouble finding the right words to describe that feeling.
And while I understand the experience I have with Middle Eastern politics is intrinsically subjective, I want to create a tool that helps people connect with their Middle Eastern politics.
That euphoric feeling can take place within any discipline.
I want to help others stumble onto a doorway, similar to the one I've found.
Aggregating lectures, taking place in person, is how I want to do so.
To feel the energy that comes from the physical union of people, around a specific theme.
I believe there is an immense potential there.
I'll do my best to liberate that potential on any scale possible.