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Institute of Current World Affairs I April 20, 2017In the Los Angeles Review of Books, ICWA fellow Jonathan Guyer has published a review essay on the resurgent interest in Egypt’s little-known Surrealist movement, co-authored with American University in Cairo Professor Surti Singh. In “The Double Game of Egyptian Surrealism: How to Curate a Revolutionary Movement,” Guyer and Singh consider the legacy and enduring relevance of ...Read more
Jonathan Guyer I April 15, 2017In my first piece for the New York Times, I write an homage to the great Alexandrian scholar Mostafa el-Abbadi, who passed away in February. Several obituaries of el-Abbadi appeared in Egyptian newspapers, but most merely consisted of his curriculum vitae. No remembrance captured his colorful disposition and feisty erudition, let alone his ambivalent relationship ...Read more
Institute of Current World Affairs I April 13, 2017Former ICWA fellow Suzy Hansen’s piece on Turkey and the coup aftermath appears in The New York Times’ Magazine on Sunday April 16th and is currently available to read online. Suzy Hansen is one of the few remaining Western journalists in Turkey, and certainly one of the best. ICWA is honored to share this fantastic piece ...Read more
Institute of Current World Affairs I April 6, 2017Andrew Rice, former ICWA fellow based out of Uganda, spoke on Boston Public Radio about Jared Kushner and his power in the Trump White House. This interview continues Rice’s excellent reporting on the strange dynamic and relationship between Kushner and his father-in-law.Read more