USM to hold forum on the Egyptian Revolution Feb. 21

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - As the revolution in Egypt continues, faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a public forum addressing the situation Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building room 108 on USM's campus.

USM says the forum on Egypt seeks to help people understand the Egyptian Revolution. A question and answer session will immediately follow the panel discussion.

This forum is free and open to the public.

Panelists include: Dr. Nagwa Megahed, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Cairo, Egypt; Dr. Dia Ali, computer science professor, and others. Ahmed Abdelzaher, a computer science doctoral student, will also serve on the panel live from Cairo via Skype.

"Calling for democracy, freedom and social justice are very legitimate demands (basic human rights)," said Megahed, who was granted a second year of teaching and researching for the Southern Miss Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

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