Pitt-Bradford Professor to Speak on Situation in Egypt

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Tony Gaskew, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and author of a forthcoming book on the Muslim Brotherhood, will speak Thursday night on the current situation in Egypt.

Gaskew’s presentation, “Egypt: The New Islamic Revolution,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Harriett B. Wick Chapel. The presentation, which is being sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The presentation will provide a discussion on the dramatic and fluid political reform movement currently taking place in the largest Arab nation in the world, as well as its long-term ramifications on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, including the state of Israel.

Gaskew is a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, an FDD Terrorism Fellow, a Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Research Fellow, and a University of Pittsburgh Faculty Diversity Fellow. He has conducted ethnographic research in several locations throughout the Middle East, including Egypt and Israel, examining issues of terrorism, social justice, and structural violence.

Gaskew is the author of “Policing Muslim American Communities,” a book that examines the relationship between law enforcement agencies and Muslim-American communities since the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act. He has presented academic papers by invitation at numerous universities across the country, including Columbia University. He has also published articles in various journals including Practicing Anthropology and Contemporary Justice Review. His forthcoming book, “The Muslim Brotherhood: Reshaping U.S. Foreign Policy Post-911,” will focus on his fieldwork in Egypt and Israel.

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