Brian K. Barber, the founding director of UT’s Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, has been named a 2015 fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. His main task will be to write a book narrating the lives of six men from the Gaza Strip whom he has interviewed regularly for the past twenty years, since they emerged as youth from the first Palestinian intifada in 1993.
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For more than two years, UT Professor Brian Barber has followed Egyptian youth as they have taken to the streets and social media to achieve a more just and fair government.
Barber has been on the ground in Egypt eight times since January 2011 to document their struggles in the ongoing revolution.
In early 2011, Egyptian youth—many using modern technology and social media—helped to successfully overthrow their country’s government. Professor Brian Barber, director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, went to Cairo shortly after President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation to study youth involvement in the revolution. Barber will share his experiences from his trips to Egypt at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the UT International House.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Brian Barber and Professor Carol Costello from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
Professor Brian Barber arrived in Egypt last week to document the effect the most recent uprising is having on the country’s youth. The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote about Barber’s work as he follows the clashes between youth protesters and police.
UT Knoxville professor Brian K. Barber will be UT’s eyes and ears on the ground in Cairo, Egypt, during the next two weeks and through social media will report on the drama unfolding in Tahrir Square. He’ll also report on happenings in other parts of the North African country through Twitter, Facebook, and a blog.
Brian Barber, founding director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received $450,000 from the Swiss-based Jacobs Foundation to fund a two-year study of Egyptian youth involved in the recent overthrow of the country’s government.
Brian Barber, director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at UT Knoxville, is in Egypt to learn firsthand how the country’s youth successfully overthrew their country’s government using modern technology and social media.
Khalil Shikaki, the leading Palestinian pollster and founder of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Social Research in Ramallah, will be at UT Knoxville, on Monday, Nov. 2 to talk about “State Building in Palestine: New Leadership, Reconciliation with Hamas, and the Future of Democracy.” The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. The event is free and open to the public.