From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Bassem Hafez is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Calgary, Canada. Previously he was a public affairs officer at the Embassy of Canada in Egypt. He spent five years analyzing protest movements in Egypt at both the Canadian and Korean Embassies. Hafez worked as the Arts and Culture coordinator for the youth-led NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa and has been active in human rights NGOs throughout his graduate studies at the American University in Cairo where he earned a Masters in political science. Hafez is also a drummer who played with and managed many bands in Egypt since the mid-1990s.
"The spread of vineyards and the influx of French immigrants restructured the Algerian economy, but also resulted into the expansion of French control over Algerian territory. The development of the vineyard economy took shape through the forceful transformation of the indigenous land-owning structure from tribal to individualized property."click | email | tweet