Welcome to Kalamna, the student blog of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NYU Students in Egypt

There are a few students from the Kevorkian Center and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department who are currently in Egypt and are doing some great work, both for major news outlets and on their personal blogs.

Liam Stack is a second year MA student in the Near Eastern Studies program at the Center. He has contributed to numerous articles in the New York Times over the last month and has appeared in several videos on the Times website. View his most recent article here and his most recent video report here.

Ahmad Shokr is a PhD Student in the MEIS program who is in Cairo doing research for his dissertation. Shokr is also a journalist and editor at the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm and his reports on the uprising have been featured on Democracy Now and Huffington Post.

Caity Bolton is a graduate of the Near Eastern Studies MA program, class of 2010. She lives in Cairo with her husband, Luke. They normally keep a blog chronicling their lives and travels, but it has become difficult for them to update because of the communication blackout in Egypt. However, Caity was recently able to write about their experiences over the last week in this post.

If you all know of any other NYU students, alums, or members of the NYU Kevorkian/MEIS community who should be featured here, please let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

James said...

Egypt is swept up in massive pro-democracy demonstrations – the latest in a series of regional upheavals.