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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 13, 2012

Penn World Scholar Student Continues Life of Public Service That Began in Egypt

Applying to colleges is a hard enough task, but it was made even more difficult for Diana Gonimah when the political turmoil of Arab Spring in her home country, Egypt, briefly shut down communication with the outside world. Her high school closed for 20 days and she was barely able to call admissions officers in the U.S. to say, “Sorry, I can’t send my transcript for another month.”

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6604October 25, 2012

University of Pennsylvania a Stop on Arab Journalists’ Tour as They Cover U.S. Elections

PHILADELPHIA – Ten journalists from the Arab world visited the headquarters at the University of Pennsylvania and met with the director of Penn’s Middle East Center in October as part of the U.S. State Department’s Arabic-language Election 2012 tour.

The Missing Obama-Romney Debate on Egypt

October 23, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about neither presidential candidate addressing issues concerning Egypt.

Article Source: The Atlantic
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604August 16, 2012

Researchers from Penn, USGS and the Smithsonian Augment Climate Records Using Fossil Pollen

PHILADELPHIA — Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

Egypt’s Mubarak Said to Be Off Life Support and in Coma

June 20, 2012

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on Hosni Mubarak’s condition.

Article Source: USA Today

Caught in Egypt’s Political Cross-Fire

March 13, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views regarding the Egyptian government’s prosecution of pro-democratic NGOs.

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A Year Later, Bouazizi’s Legacy Still Burns

December 17, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses how Mohamed Bouazizi was “definitely the catalyst of the Tunisian revolt, which due to its success catalyzed the Egyptian uprising.”

Article Source: CNN

Cairo’s Embassy Riots: Anti-Israeli Sentiment in Egypt Has Nothing to Do With Palestine

September 13, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on the recent attack on the Israeli embassy in Egypt.

Article Source: New Republic
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Eric Trager
Ph.D. candidate, Political Science Department

University of Pennsylvania