Morning Lecture Recaps

Dawoud, Bakkar dream of democracy in Egypt

Dawoud, Bakkar dream of democracy in Egypt

Egypt has known struggle in the last few years. Since the Egyptian Revolution was born on Jan. 25, 2011, the country with the largest Arab population has had four presidents, seen unprecedented violence, and continues to experience corruption, repression and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the population lives under the poverty line, and 40 percent is illiterate.

Abramson considers post-9/11 secrecy complex detrimental to free press

Abramson considers post-9/11 secrecy complex detrimental to free press

“We believe in democracy; we believe in freedom; we believe in peace,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the end of his 1936 “I Hate War” address at Chautauqua. FDR was campaigning for re-election at the time, and conveyed in the speech his attitude toward the brewing international conflicts that would come to a head in World War II.