Tag: Egypt

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER and JOHN VILLA for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2014:  BY ELIZA WARNER: The graffiti I painted (above) at the east campus bridge was inspired by the events occurring in the Middle East since 2010. In “The Arab Spring” (PoliSci 222), a course covering the developing issues in the region taught by Duke […]

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Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 17, 2014:  What happens to a Duke Engage program studying abroad when a revolution breaks out? You share the euphoria with the local employees at a Pizza Hut. You join with a cab driver in shouting cheers to every passerby. You watch the TV news with excitement […]

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Cassandra’s Curse: No True Allies for Egyptian Women

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

by NESREEN SALEM for TAHRIR INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST POLICY on MARCH 28, 2014:  Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her for himself. In order to seduce her, he granted her the gift […]

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Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 11, 2014:  Joel S. Migdal is one of America’s leading scholars on the Middle East, and his scholarship is on display in his new book, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Shifting Sands is an […]

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Inside Egypt: Debate on Proposed Amendments Egypt’s Anti-Terrorism Law

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

via INSIDE EGYPT, AL JAZEERA, HOSTED BY MIKE HANNA on APRIL 6, 2014:  Professor Sahar Aziz, Dr. Sarah Eltantawi, and Dr. Mohamed Alshaal discuss the political and legal implications of the proposed amendments to Egypt’s anti-terrorism law.  

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An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

by ABDUL SATTAR JAWAD for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014: For many observers, including scholars, the uprisings in the Arab world in 2011 — commonly referred to as the Arab Spring — came unexpectedly and soon entered the global vocabulary as a Middle Eastern movement for justice and equality. Major world media outlets championed the […]

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Basma Hamdy — Egypt Now: A Lack of Colour (Book Q & A)

Basma Hamdy — Egypt Now: A Lack of Colour (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Author and academic Basma Hamdy says Egypt is going through dark times. INTERVIEW with BASMA HAMDY in HUCK MAGAZINE on MARCH 28, 2014:  On Wednesday night, Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced his long-awaited resignation from the military to prepare a run for the country’s presidency. If he wins the election later in the year – […]

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The Anointment of Saint Francis Al-Sisi

The Anointment of Saint Francis Al-Sisi

[ 0 ] March 28, 2014 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 28, 2014:  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the military ruler of Egypt for the past nine months, is no ordinary candidate for president. He is a saint, or so say some of his supporters. A cleric at al-Azhar seminary likened him to ancient prophets. An eminent civic leader called him […]

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‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 26, 2014:  Egypt’s Miscarraige of Justice (by New York Times Editorial Board, March 24, 2014) EXCERPT: “Egypt has been on an alarming downward spiral ever since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Even so, the court verdict on Monday that condemned 529 Islamists to death for the killing […]

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Technology and the Sacred: Voices and Faces of the Adhan in Cairo

Technology and the Sacred: Voices and Faces of the Adhan in Cairo

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, TIRN and ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 16, 2014:  In  2007 Ukrainian-born artist Anna Kipervaser began work on a multimedia documentary project about the muezzins who recite the Muslim call to prayer (the adhan) in Cairo. In 2009, the project came to encompass a feature length documentary film for which filming completed in 2012. The […]

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