Whatever connection I had with Egypt was just screaming at me that I had to go.
Introductory Profile: About Sherief Gaber
Sherief Gaber is a twenty-six year-old graduate student at the University of Texas studying law and urban planning. He grew up in Memphis and went to college in Saint Louis. His parents came to America from Egypt shortly before he was born.
Growing up, Sherief visited Egypt many times, going to see his family and friends who live there. After college, Sherief decided to move to Egypt for a while. He studied in Egypt for a year and a half, before coming to Texas, where he has lived for the last five years.
Recently, Sherief Gaber returned to Egypt to witness and take part in the protests and demonstrations going on there. He stayed with friends and family for two and a half weeks. Sherief was also featured in an ABC newscast that followed his story in Egypt.
Sherief is Egyptian-American, which accounts for his dark skin. He has brown eyes and black hair, and he is tall.
Sherief Gaber, an Egyptian-American grad student at UT Austin has spent the last several weeks in Egypt. He has given several interviews to national news organizations and recently returned to Austin. He’ll share his experience and give an analysis of the events leading up to the ousting of Mubarak.An introduction by Snehal Shingavi will provide a background of Egypt’s political history. Snehal Shingavi received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. He won the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, has published articles in several journals including the International Socialist Review, and has appeared as a commentator on programs such as Hardball on CNN. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.