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Gigi Ibrahim, Egyptian youth activist, will speak on “Egyptian Revolution: The Power of Women and Social Media,” on Monday (April 18) at 7 p.m. in the Regis Room.

Ibrahim is a youth activist of the Egyptian Revolution, appearing on AlJazeera, BBC, ABC and other news outlets.  She has been featured on the cover of Time magazine and in a recent feature in Vanity Fair, entitled “Waking the Lion.”  Ibrahim’s Twitter account, @Gsquare86, has more than 10,000 followers and was used during the revolution as a means to promote the demands of the revolution.  During the revolution, PBS produced a Frontline special on her entitled “Gigi’s Revolution.”  She has also been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and will appear on that show the week of April 25.

The event is free and open to the public.  Ibrahim’s lecture is presented by Amnesty International and the International Affairs Society, and is sponsored by the Department of International Relations, the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, and OASIS.

Submitted by:  Mike Haselswerdt, PhD, director, William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership