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.
Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict News
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.
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.