The app allows viewers to engage with a reproduction of Thutmose IV’s “Dream Stela,” which sits between the legs of the Sphinx.
Bundled in coats and hats against the snow and waving Egyptian flags, the crowd of about thirty chanted in Arabic and brandished signs with slogans such as “Do NOT Support the Dictator,” and “From Harvard to Tahrir Square: Power Grab is not Fair.”
Cossery is the Jon Stewart of Francophone literature, an author who sees levity and irony as necessary for sanity in a myopic political climate.
Mona Mowafi said she believes that the energy generated during the revolt in Egypt that began last spring can be harnessed to support a “ground up” revitalization of the nation.
Rather than focusing on their country’s upcoming presidential elections, Egyptians should create a political system that distributes authority instead of concentrating it in one individual, said Mona Mowafi, a graduate student in the Harvard School of Public Health, at an event held at MIT last night.
David E. Sanger ’82, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times and adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Micah L. Sifry, co-founder and editor of the Personal Democracy Forum discussed the role of the Egyptian people and social media in the country’s recent revolution last night.
As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced yesterday that he would not immediately step down from his post, History Professors E. Roger Owen and Serhii Plokhii were examining the nature of the Egyptian democracy movement in a discussion for Harvard faculty and graduate students.
About a week after the first anti-government protests erupted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Devon A. Youngblood ’10 reflected on the movement that had displaced her from her post-graduate year of working and studying abroad in Egypt and decided that, since her neighbors had begun to arm themselves against looters, it was time to leave Cairo.
A panel convened at the Harvard Institute of Politics yesterday called the situation in Egypt “the most historic moment in the modern Arab world in the last century.”