Tag: Egypt

WATCH: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

WATCH: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (posted on JUNE 25, 2015):  Nasser Rabbat and Burak Erdim sit down to discuss architecture and the global city. Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erdim is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in […]

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Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by ANDEEL for MADA MASR on JUNE 15, 2015:  Egypt has a very long art history. The role of cultural production in this society and the respect given to it has shaped Egypt’s personality over hundreds — if not thousands — of years. Living on a massive stockpile of cultural details, Egyptians have responded in […]

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WATCH: Prof. Sahar Aziz Comments on Morsi Death Sentence

WATCH: Prof. Sahar Aziz Comments on Morsi Death Sentence

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AL-JAZEERA and AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL on JUNE 17, 2015:  Sahar Aziz, associate professor at Texas A&M School of Law, offers her political analysis of the death sentence (death by hanging) issued against former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and its adverse impact on the future of democracy in Egypt.  Is it political […]

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Authorities in Crisis: Sunni Islamic Institutions (by Hellyer and Brown for Carnegie Endowment)

Authorities in Crisis: Sunni Islamic Institutions (by Hellyer and Brown for Carnegie Endowment)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by H.A. HELLYER and NATHAN BROWN for CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE on JUNE 17, 2015:  The rapid rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) set off a debate about how Islamic the group really is and a search for an Islamic religious authority that could combat it. The existence […]

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WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift  (interview with Juan Cole)

WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift (interview with Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOT HILL for TheLipTV on JUNE 10, 2015:  Millennials in the Middle East are forming a clear generational gap between themselves and their elders, with the digital revolution effecting a sweeping advance of secularization. With majority populations under the age of 30, many countries are seeing a wide gulf between their social media savvy […]

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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Sentenced to Death, Pending Mufti Review

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Sentenced to Death, Pending Mufti Review

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 17, 2015:  Here’s a short compilation of analyses/reactions to the news that former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death, pending review by the Grand Mufti:   Morsi sentenced to death for prison break and espionage pending Mufti’s recommendation (Mada Masr, May 16, 2015) EXCERPT: Cairo Criminal […]

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Egypt Bans Ultras in Bid to Break Anti-Government Protests (by James Dorsey)

Egypt Bans Ultras in Bid to Break Anti-Government Protests (by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on MAY 16, 2015:  An Egyptian court has banned militant soccer fan groups or ultras as terrorist organizations in a bid to break the backbone of anti-government protests. The ruling at the request of Mortada Mansour, the controversial, larger than life president of Cairo’s […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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Shana Marshall: The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

by SHANA MARSHALL for CARNEGIE MIDDLE EAST CENTER on APRIL 15, 2015:  The Egyptian military has gained unprecedented power since overseeing the ouster of two Egyptian presidents, Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and Mohamed Morsi in 2013. With its major political rivals sidelined, more than $20 billion in Gulf aid, and widespread domestic support for General-Turned-President […]

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Return of the Public Square: Failure or Not, the Arab Spring ‘Made People More Politically Active & Aware’

Return of the Public Square: Failure or Not, the Arab Spring ‘Made People More Politically Active & Aware’

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015 |

“One of the most important outcomes of these movements has been the return of politics to the public sphere and the return of the square as the place for it” — Nezar AlSayyad, professor of architecture, planning, urban design and urban history at the University of California at Berkeley  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on […]

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