Here are our slides for Monday.
The main article for you to read for Wednesday (and tag on your Google Map) is this Wall Street Journal article on the strategies of the youth activists who ‘staged’ the January 25, 2011 protest that sparked the Egyptian revolution. Continue reading
Here is the reading we’ll look at in class on Friday: “Whither the Egyptian Economy.” Continue reading
Lots going on this week! We’re starting Monday with discussions of the chapter “Cairo: City in Waiting” from Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution. Hopefully those of you who missed class on Friday looked at the slides posted on Friday with some questions to guide you through reading that chapter. Continue reading
Today in class we are talking about Egypt from 1952 to 2013, focusing on the idea of ‘coupvolutions’ and the role of the military in effecting changes in Egypt’s governance. These are the slides we’ll be looking at.
President Obama’s public address on ISIL, Sept. 10, 2014.
These are some upcoming co-curricular events through Friday this week. This semester you’ll have two short reflection papers to write: one on one of the films in the CULF Middle Eastern Film Series (the first one is this Thursday evening), and another on any of the other events listed below. Continue reading
Khaled Mattawa, Libyan-American poet and recently anointed McArthur Fellow, reading his poem “42 Years” on the occasion of Qadhafi’s capture and murder.
Friday I promised I would draw up a sample of a blog entry so you could see what the work you’ll be doing each week should look like. Note the adjustments to due dates on the rubrics I circulate, so that each week ends at midnight on Sunday night and the first official deadline for Diigo and blogging is this coming Sunday. (The Geo-Tagging rubric is unaffected by this change.) We’re still totaling 10 weeks of Diigo and blogging for the semester when we count the Thanksgiving week. Continue reading
Today we’re going to take a close look at the uprising in Tunisia that began in December 2010, as you read in Battle for the Arab Spring p. 64-95.
We’ll watch this video by the Tunisian hip-hop artist El Général.