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Internal April 6 Dynamics, Egyptian Politics, and Outlooks for the Future: An Interview with Ahmed Maher
[The following is an interview that Nancy Elshami conducted with Ahmed Maher on 16 November 2011 in New York, NY. The interview was conducted in English.] Nancy Elshami (NE): The April 6 Youth Movement has played a crucial role in Egypt since 2008 in setting up opposition movements and organizing youth in non-violent protests. It was one of the major protagonists in the Egyptian revolution and has continued to play an important role as a social force since 25 January ...Keep Reading »
Nancy Elshami is an independent journalist whose work appears in Muftah Magazine, ZNet, and World Policy Blog. Nancy is a Research Analyst at Cornell University’s Institute for Compensation studies in New York. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Economic History. Her research focuses on Egyptian political economy and modern social history.
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