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Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast
Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management, discusses the possibility of democracy in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture last Thursday. Ghazzawi was joined by professors Yousef Daneshbod, Yehi Mortag and Jason Neidleman. In the lecture “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges” the four professors each expressed their opinions on issues in the Middle East and took questions... 

Panel looks at Middle East issues

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer A faculty panel discussed the past, present and future of Lebanon, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries currently dealing with corruption and revolt. The discussion, “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” part of the Hot Spots speaker series a crowd of about 50 to the President’s Dining Room last week. Panelists Jason Neidleman, Issam Ghazzawi, Yousef... 

Abdelgawad dispels misconceptions about Egypt

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, esteemed Egyptian Fulbright Scholar, addressed the conflicts that surround religion and misconceptions of the Middle East in her lecture and presentation of her film “Hasan and Morqos” on March 24. “There is an issue of sectarian conflict between Christians and Muslims. This movie shows the ramifications between the Christian and Muslim society,”... 

Fulbright Scholar speaks on democracy, free will

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mary Baldwin College, was the keynote speaker on March 25. Students and faculty gathered in Morgan Auditorium to hear Abdelgawad’s lecture, “Democracy and Autocracy: Between Freedom and Chaos.” “For long ages of not exercising free will, the Middle East will forget how they can exercise it,” Abdelgawad... 

Yehia Mortagy discusses recovery for Egypt

Yehia Mortagy discusses recovery for Egypt
In his lecture, “Egypt: Recent Past, Present and a Road to the Future,” Yehia Mortagy, professor of information technology and decision sciences, gave insight into the country’s history, economy and current crisis. His talk Monday in the President’s Dining Room also sparked conversation about how the nation can move forward now that the crisis has settled. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Blake... 
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