Jason Brownlee, associate professor in the Departments of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $109,484 grant to examine peace-building efforts in Egypt. The funding, provided by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will enable Brownlee to determine whether the rise in Egypt’s anti-Coptic violence comes from underlying social tensions or from lack of government interventions.
Event: Lawrence Wright, author, playwright and staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, will discuss and sign his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 Where: Avaya Auditorium, Applied Computational Engineering & Sciences (ACES) Building. A campus… » Continue Reading
This week, followers of the faith of Islam will begin to celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, which will continue through Sept. 20. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture, and the Arab world from a variety of perspectives.
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