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Mirette Bahgat

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From Fate to Choice: More Empowered Egyptians

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 10:45 AM

Months after the revolution in Egypt, inspiring stories continue to surface that confirm positive progress is still in effect. Egypt is making the transition from the culture of "predetermined fate" to one led by "personal choice."

A couple of days ago, I heard that two of my girl friends...

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Coptic Christians in Egypt: Standing at the Crossroads

(23) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 10:59 AM

On the morning of January, 28th, 2011 -- the morning of the "Friday of Anger" protests in Egypt -- I was attending Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox church next to home. I still remember vividly how people at church on that day were praying and pleading due to fear...

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Surviving Between Two Cultures

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 1:55 PM

I never imagined that living in a different culture would be that challenging. I remember two weeks ago, during Orientation Week for the new Atlas Corps international Fellows -- including myself -- American University Professor Gary Weaver spoke for three hours about American culture. He led an incredibly intriguing discussion...

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