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.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Brian Barber and Professor Carol Costello from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
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.