Georgetown Professors support visiting professor charged in Egyptian espionage case

Two weeks ago, Emad Shahin, a board member of Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and a one-time visiting professor at the University, was implicated by Egypt’s State Security Prosecutor in a high-profile espionage and sedition case that also… Read More


Cairo study abroad program suspended indefinitely following safety concerns

Here’s a spot of bad news coming from the depths of Car Barn that might throw your academic plans into jeopardy: all Georgetown study broad programs held at the American University of Cairo will be suspended indefinitely. University… Read More

Gallery in Georgetown to feature art on Egypt’s upheavals

The Alla Rogers Gallery at Canal Square is featuring the work of Egyptian-American artist Mona El-Bayoumi in an exhibition sponsored by Syra Arts, an organization dedicated to promoting contemporary Egyptian art in the United States. Her exhibition, ‘Digging… Read More

Division of Overseas Studies cancels fall programs in Egypt, 7 students affected

If your patriotic rituals prevented you from keeping up with world news last week: Egypt underwent a coup d’état  military takeover following days of civilian protests. After Egypt’s popularly elected president was deposed, the State Department issued a travel… Read More

OIP cancels 2013 summer program in Alexandria, Egypt

In an email to program participants, the Office of International Programs announced the cancellation the Georgetown 2013 Summer Program in Alexandria, Egypt due to mounting security concerns. “Your safety is our primary concern, and after monitoring the security… Read More

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) returns home to media circus

Late Saturday night, Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and was greeted by his waiting family. Sweeney, who had been studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, was detained last week… Read More

Derrik Sweeney released, returning to the United States tonight

Update, 9:56 a.m., November 26: Sweeney has left Egypt, and will arrive in Saint Louis late tonight. The other two detained students have also left Egypt. Original post, 5:17 p.m.: Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), who was detained early… Read More

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) arrested in Cairo amidst protests, won’t be released until Sunday

Update, 4:15 p.m.: In an e-mail to Vox, Nicole Sweeney said the reason the her family has been given for the delay in Sweeney’s release, which a judge had ordered earlier today, is that after a required medical… Read More

President Mubarak received honorary degree from GW in ’99

In 1999, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received an honorary doctorate of laws from GW. During his visit to Washington, it was his only public appearance. Mubarak had been president for only 18 years at the time. Then GW… Read More

Administrators videoconference with evacuated students

This morning, Georgetown University officials held a videoconference with the 15 students evacuated from Cairo, Egypt to Doha, Qatar yesterday. During the conversation, President John DeGioia thanked Rocco DelMonaco, vice president for university safety, who is currently in… Read More