Post Tagged with: "Egypt"

Wasil Rezk

REZK: Egypt Must Balance Regional Alliances

The Syrian civil war has not only been a point of contention between the United States and Russia, but has also entangled regional powers in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The two countries have typically been strong allies not just politically, but also through culture and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Wasil Rezk

REZK: Common Ground Spurs Cooperation

Within much of the Arab world, relations with Israel have always been a contentious subject due to a history full of wars and disputes. However, public opinion is gradually changing, particularly in Egypt. Since the Camp David Accords of 1978, which settled conflicts of land and sovereignty, Egypt and Israel[Read More…]

Wasil Rezk

REZK: Reforms Combat Radicalization

Today, the presence of the so-called Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq threatens not only the Middle East, but the entire world. The terrorist organization has conquered vast areas of Iraq and Syria through fear and mass killings and has succeeded in carrying out acts of terror in Western[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Keeping Egypt Out of the Dark

It has become a daily event for Egyptian people to lose touch with the modern world. Some neighborhoods lose touch six times a day for up to two hours. The cause of this barbaric isolation is Egypt’s blackouts. It is not an exaggeration to say Egypt is facing an energy[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Professor Charged With Espionage

Professor Charged With Espionage

Former visiting professor Emad Shahin, an Egyptian political scientist, has been charged with espionage in conjunction with several other dissidents by the army-controlled Egyptian government, he revealed in a Jan. 23 letter. Shahin, who specializes in political Islam, currently teaches at the American University in Cairo and has been openly[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top

Study Abroad Program Relocates to Jordan

A new summer study abroad option in Amman, Jordan, will replace the Office of International Programs’ offerings in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, that were cancelled because of turmoil in the region last year. Both summer and fall programs in Egypt were cancelled because of unrest with students originally signed up[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Professors Compare Emerging Democracies

Three Georgetown professors highlighted the similarities among the maturing democracies of Egypt, Turkey and Brazil at a panel discussion Wednesday. Government professor Charles King, international relations professor James Vreeland and government professor Diana Kapiszewski spoke at the event, which was co-sponsored by the Mortara Center for International Studies, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Alum Deported From Bahrain

Georgetown graduate Erin Kilbride (COL ’12) was deported from Bahrain on Saturday for what the government described as her “radical” writings on Twitter and other websites. Kilbride, originally from Portland, Maine, left the gulf kingdom and was to arrive in the United States later Saturday. Unrest between Bahrain’s Sunni-led monarchy and majority[Read More…]

by August 13, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Egypt Summer Program Cancelled

The Office of International Programs has cancelled the Georgetown 2013 Summer Program in Alexandria, Egypt due to safety concerns. The OIP Division of Overseas Studies released a message this afternoon notifying students who were enrolled in the program. “While security concerns have generally been limited to a few locations in Egypt, and foreigners have[Read More…]

by April 3, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Film Captures Education Inequality

Film Captures Education Inequality

After watching a 30-minute preview of the documentary Girl Rising, I was more moved than I had been by every movie that I had seen in 2012 combined. Directed by Richard Robbins, the film traces the lives of nine girls from underprivileged backgrounds and from a variety of countries, including Peru,[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments The Guide