Centre Related News
Paul Sedra: Pope Tawadros II and the Quest of Egyptian Sectarianism. Tahrir Squared, March 14, 2013.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: YVR Tops in Country Seizures of Undeclared Cash by Zoe McKnight, March 4, 2013.
Paul Sedra: Egypt's State of Siege. Egypt Independent, February 20, 2013.
Paul Sedra: The Dignity of Hamada Saber. Jadaliyya, February 5, 2013.
Paul Sedra: The Tragedy of the Brotherhood. Egypt Independent, February 3, 2013.
Andre Gerolymatos: Syrian peace envoy asks UN for help. January 30, 2013
Paul Sedra: Al Jazeera English interview. January 25, 2013.
Paul Sedra: The Revolution and History. Jadaliyya, January 25, 2013.
Paul Sedra: The Revolution Continues. Egypt Independent, January 21, 2013.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Ethnic mix Among Muslims gives peae a chance by Douglas Todd, December 11, 2012.
Paul Sedra: Morsi's Failure in Leadership: The Battle for Sovereignty in Egypt. Counterpunch Newsletter, December 10, 2012.
Paul Sedra: The Ethics of Electioneering. Al Arabiya News, November 7, 2012.
Andre Gerolymatos: More Poolice and Cameras needed on the SkyTrain line. News1130, November 4, 2012.
Eva Sajoo: Debunking the 'oppressed' Muslim woman myth. The Vancouver Observer, October 6, 2012.
Book launch: Jeegareh Ma, by Rahela Nayebzagh, released on October 4, 2012.
Based on a true story, Jeegareh Ma is a testament to the power of love in the face of struggle and hardship. Ghulam and Firishta, a wealthy couple, move to Kabul, Afghanistan, to begin a new chapter in their lives. Firishta is diagnosed with meningitis and passes away, leaving their six young children motherless. Moving back to Herat, Ghulam and his family discover that their motherland is no longer the same: the Soviet Union has invaded, causing them to seek refuge in Iran. In Iran, Ali, an impoverished, dark-skinned, and plumpish man asks for Maryam's hand in marriage. As Afghans living in Iran, Ali and his family are denied identity, worth, and value. Ali's prayers are answered when he and his family are accepted by Canada as refugees. Jeegareh Ma is a story of courage where love, family, and God are put to the test.
Paul Sedra: How to Lose Friends in the Middle East. Canadian International Council (CIC), September 18, 2012.