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Being Connected: Class and Cosmopolitanism in Cairo

I spent part of last week in Qatar with a brilliant group of scholars, discussing digital media in the Middle East.

Each of us offered a 10-15 minute general introduction to our assigned topic, followed by 45 minutes of discussion and commentary. 1,464 more words

The Power of Being Powerless in Egypt

It is the “power of being powerless” that allows the Egyptian protests to continue, even after they have drive two regime changes, claims an article in the most recent edition of the journal  570 more words

In Mubarak's Egypt, It Was the Economy, Stupid

A new article appearing in the journal International Studies argues that the fundamental cause of the Egyptian uprisings was not anger at the regimes undemocratic authoritarianism but rather the failure of the Mubarak regime to provide economic prosperity to the majority of the population. 738 more words

Book On Egypt's Security State (Plus) Wins Award

Paul Amar’s book “The Security Archipelago” won the Charles Taylor Book Award at the American Political Science Association convention in Washington, DC, August 28-31.

This prize is for the “best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods,” and is selected by the Interpretive Methods and Methodologies Section of the APSA. 612 more words

Can Social Media Save Egypt's Heritage Sites?

The ancient heritage of the Middle East is being seriously damaged by the uprisings, revolutions and foreign occupations (i.e. US in Iraq and its aftermath). 938 more words