Tag Archives: Dialogue of Civilizations

A new summer itinerary

The university has spoken: The former Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will now be an excursion to Jordan and Turkey. My first thoughts upon hearing the update were filled with disappointment since I spent an entire semester focusing my … Continue reading

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U.S. updates travel warning to Egypt

The fate of my Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will be decided tomorrow. If the U.S. State Department lifts the travel warning to Egypt, the university will allow our group to travel there in one month. If the State … Continue reading

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The need to increase citizens’ knowledge of the Middle East

Posting semiweekly about Egypt has made me think about the world…and my lack of knowledge. In order to fulfill requirements for both my international affairs minor and a prerequisite to travel on the Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt, this … Continue reading

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Unrest in Egypt hits home

On Friday afternoon I received an e-mail from Northeastern’s office of International Study Programs. The director notified the 23 students expected to travel on the Egypt Dialogue of Civilizations that the university is carefully monitoring the events to assess the … Continue reading

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Social media tools aid protesters

News of mass demonstrations is never met with ease, especially when protests occur in a country I will be traveling to four months from now. Yesterday, tens of thousands of Egyptians unsatisfied with their government rallied against the country’s declining … Continue reading

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Away we go

As of 3:15 this afternoon, I decided to change the beat of my blog. Don’t get me wrong: I love the news and analyzing media outlets’ varying editorial decisions. But I am surrounded by discussions focusing on the media in … Continue reading

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