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February 2, 2011

UW Experts on the Arab crises

Jere Bacharach

Professor Emeritus of History
E-mail | Web
Bacharach, who is living in Cairo, researches early Islamic, medieval and modern Middle East, Ottoman Empire; slavery, numismatics.
Letter from Cairo: “It is hard to remember that this is the same city from a little over a week ago…”
Letter from Cairo: “Dear All: We are all safe…”

Ellis Goldberg

Professor of Political Science
E-mail | Web | 011-202-2736-0719 (land line in Cairo)
Goldberg researches Middle Eastern politics, particularly how Arab intellectuals think about citizenship.
Goldberg blogs from Cairo (Nisralnasr: Occasional Thoughts on Middle Eastern and U.S. Politics”)
KUOW interview: Eight days of protest in Egypt
MSNBC: “What you need to know about the crisis in Egypt”

Phil Howard

Associate Professor of Communication
E-mail | Web
Howard directs the NSF-funded World Information Access Project (wiaproject.org), and in September 2010 Oxford University Press published his book, The Internet and Islam: The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
CBS/AP: “Broadcaster Al-Jazeera Defiant over Ban in Egypt.”

Reşat Kasaba

Stanley D. Golub Chair in International Studies and director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
E-mail | Web | 206-543-4373
Kasaba researches state-society relations in the Middle East from a historical perspective.
Seattle Times (op-ed): U.S. should support Egyptian people’s quest for domestic reform
KIRO 7 (CBS) “Egypt protests cause ripple effects in Seattle”

Clark Lombardi

Associate Professor of Law
Adjunct Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

E-mail | (206) 543-4939
Lombardi is a specialist in Islamic law and in constitutional law. His 2006 book: State Law as Islamic Law in Modern Egypt: The Incorporation of the Shari`a into Egyptian Constitutional Law.

• The New York Times: “Getting to Democracy the Legal Way”

Shaun Lopez

Assistant Professor of History
E-mail | Web | 206-616-8408
Lopez researches modern Middle East history, particularly Egyptian affairs.
KING 5 (NBC) “UW professor on modern Egypt talks about country’s unrest.”

Stephen J. Majeski

Professor of Political Science
E-mail | 206-543-9648
Majeski is a specialist in U.S. foreign policy. In 2010, Routledge published a book Majeski co-authored with David Sylvan: “U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, Enemies, and Empire.”

For additional information, contact Catherine ODonnell at UW News and Information: cath2@uw.edu or 206-543-2580.