News Release: Faculty Experts

Feb. 4,  2011

Egyptian Uprising: Emory Experts Available for Comment

Emory University faculty with expertise on Egypt and the Middle East are available to comment on the current Egyptian protests and prospects in the region.

Kenneth Stein, Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History and Israeli Studies, can discuss American policy options toward Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime and the United States’ future with Arab autocrats. He also can address chances for real political change in Egypt, what a regime change could mean for U.S.-Egypt relations, the impact on Egyptian unrest/revolution on Israel and on Palestinian-Israeli talks, and media reporting of Egyptian unrest. 404.727.4472, Email Kenneth Stein

Stein is the author of "Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace” and "The Egyptian Israeli Peace: Lessons for Today."

Related In the News:
Emory University Professor Offers Perspective on Developments In Egypt (WGCL, Feb. 2, 2011)

Vincent Cornell, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies, can discuss Islamic movements in Egypt and the region. Cornell is the editor of “Voices of Islam,” a comprehensive introduction to Islamic thought, life and civilization, with chapters by nearly 50 authors. He is currently working on “Islam and Democracy: A Critical Analysis,” a geneaological study of the problem of democracy in Islam.

404.727.8182, Email Vincent Cornell

Gordon Newby, chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, can discuss the history of the region and Islamic movements. He is the author of "A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam," "The Making of the Last Prophet: A Reconstruction and Study of the First Biography of Muhammad" and "A History of the Jews of Arabia.” Newby's focus is the history of Jews, Muslims and Christians from the rise of Islam to the present.

Related In the News:
Amid Chaos, Egyptian Cultural History at Risk (WAGA, Feb. 1, 2011)

404.727.2717, Email Gordon Newby

Carrie Wickham is associate professor of political science whose research focuses on Islamist movements, opposition and contentious politics in Egypt and the broader Arab world. She is the author of “Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt” (Columbia University Press, 2002). She currently is writing a new book on Islamic movement change which focuses on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in comparative perspective.  Email Carrie Wickham

Related In the News:
Useful Information on the Muslim Brotherhood (The Guardian U.K., Feb. 4, 2011)
The Muslim Brotherhood After Mubarak (Foreign Affairs, Feb. 3, 2011)
As Islamist Group Rises, Its Intentions Are Unclear (New York Times, Feb. 4, 2011)
Where Does Muslim Brotherhood Fit in Egypt's Moment? (CNN. Feb. 1, 2011)

Richard Martin, professor of religion, is a specialist in Islamic studies, comparative religions and religion and conflict. Martin is the former president of American Research Center in Egypt, which awards fellowships and grants for study in Egypt to scholars with a broad range of interests, from ancient to modern. He has lived in Egypt off and on since 1971.

404.727.7544, Email Richard Martin

Originally posted on Jan. 31, 2010. Updated Feb. 4.

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