24 Oct 2019


Book Talk The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
2432 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Book Talk
The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies

Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6 PM
2432 Posvar Hall

How does labor migration facilitate authoritarianism? Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas examines how migration and political power are inextricably linked, identifying the ways through which authoritarian regimes rely on the export of human capital across the Middle East and the Global South. This lecture is free and open to the public.

13 Feb 2014


Lunch Hour: Informal Egyptian Lunch & Discussion on Egyptian Current Events

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
Cathedral of Learning,12th floor, Room #1228
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Honors College & Conflict Kitchen

Join us for an informal lunch and conversation about current events in Egypt. The lunch will be held in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, in Room 1228 on the 12th floor. We will begin at noon. The meal and discussion will last about an hour. The lunch is open to public.

Our speakers will be:

Dr. Fatma El-Hamidi, Pitt Dept. of Economics
Sheikh Atef Mahgoub, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Ms. Elaine Linn, Pitt Global Studies Center
and Mr. Ibrahim Al-Ebedy, an Egyptian Social Activist and Visiting Scholar at Pitt

13 Nov 2013


Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Elaine Linn,

Securing Egypt's Future

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Institute

Middle East Institute Host one day conference
The Middle East Institute is hosting a an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.


Please note that the conference is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, which require separate registration.

Morning Session

Secondary Education Teachers: Speaking the Culture of Egypt

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh and Cairo, Egypt
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

A dream come true….. spending summer 2014 in Egypt.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, is pleased to announce a call for applications from secondary school educators to participate in this once in a life time course of study.

Elaine Linn,

13 Apr 2013


Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

24 Mar 2013


Tahrir: Liberation Square

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Experience the overthrow of a 30-year regime of oppression, corruption, and abuse in Stefano Savona's documentary, Tahir: Liberation Square. Savona introduces us to young Egyptians who, day by day, come to the Square, chanting, marching and discussing the bright future of a free Egypt. We feel their exhilaration during an inspirational speech by Google executive Wael Ghonim, whose Facebook page helped spark the revolution. We feel their anger as an ex-convict admits that Mubarak hired prisoners as thugs to quell the demonstrators.

20 Feb 2013


18 Days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

In 10 short episodes, 10 Egyptian directors imagine different narratives of the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution, culminating in the ouster of Mubarak (10 directors, 2011, 125 min).

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