Vivian Ibrahim

Vivian Ibrahim completed her PhD in Middle Eastern studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London where she is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow and Research Associate. In the fall of 2011 she will be Croft Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at University of Mississippi. Reviewed by former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali, Ibrahim is the author of "The Copts of Egypt: Challenges of Modernisation and Identity" (IB Tauris, 2010) and co-editor of the forthcoming book "Political Leaderships, Nations and Charisma" (Routledge, 2011). Ibrahim has regularly appeared and commentated on Bloomberg, Newsnight, BBC World, BBC News and BBC World Radio Service on issues in relation to the Middle East.

‘Christophobia’ Reconsidered: The Copts One Year After Egypt’s Uprising

Commentary on Egypt’s recent sectarian clashes which involved widespread protests by the Coptic Christian community. On January 1, 2011, Egyptians woke to news of the horrendous bombings of the al-Qadissayin church in Alexandria. Twenty Copts were killed when a car bomb exploded following late night prayers. Fearing further attacks against churches, some Muslims made a public stand of... Continue Reading

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Egypt's Stolen Revolution

Vivian Ibrahim comments on reasons the revolution was a success and on the political and social turmoil that followed it. Political parties must make sure that Egypt now has a representative democracy. Western academics and media struggle to describe the recent intifadas in Tunisia and Egypt. The result is a series of clichéd phrases, from the orientalist ‘Jasmine revolution’... Continue Reading

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