Events in Egypt are moving extremely fast, sometimes making it difficult to follow and understand the implications of these rapid changes. Faculty experts at the University of Missouri–St. Louis will hold an informal discussion about the Egyptian revolution and its probable impact on U.S. foreign policy, politics in the region and Egyptian society.

“Revolution in Egypt” will be from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 in 331 Social Sciences and Business Building at UMSL. The event is free and open to the public.

The expert panel will include Judith Cochran, Ruth Iyob and J. Martin Rochester. Cochran, Endowed Professor for Tutorial Education, is an author of more than 30 articles and five books – the majority of them on democracy, religion and education in the Middle East. She had a Fulbright scholarship to Egypt and served as the director of the English language program at American University and Ain Shams University, both in Cairo.

Iyob, associate professor of political science, is the author of a number of books on Afro-Arab and U.S.-African relations, conflicts in the Sudan and Eritrea, religion and politics, and protest movements in the region.

Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, is the author of 10 books on international relations, including “U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Gulliver’s Travails.”

This discussion is sponsored by the Center for International Studies at UMSL.

More information: or 314-516-7299

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