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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria, represented by the churches of the central sector, has launched an initiative to raise awareness for Christian families entitled “Bless My Home”, which includes a group of spiritual sermons warning against the negative impact of social media on the...
Egypt hasn’t officially commented yet on the agreement that the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Nāṣir announced to reopen the borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  However, prominent Egyptian media commentators didn’t seem to welcome the news about the breakthrough between Qatar on...
The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...
A new case of harassment emerged in Egypt, and this time the accused is a psychiatrist who allegedly molested two minors ten years ago, using his profession.
Author and screenwriter Waḥīd Ḥāmid passed away at the age of 77 on January 2. He is considered one of the most important and prominent people in Egyptian Cinema with regards to countering terrorism and the extremism of political Islam.
The last three years have seen a deterioration in relations between Egypt and Qatar ever since Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Manama cut diplomatic, trade, and economic ties with Doha and closed the borders with it. 

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