The overthrow of the Ben Ali dictatorship in Tunisia by sustained popular demonstrations has led to even more cataclysmic protests in Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and elsewhere in the Arab World. UCSB has two of the best experts on Egypt and Tunisia in the US to provide perspective on recent events. Both have done extensive research in Egypt and Tunisia.
Juan E. Campo specializes on Islam in Religious Studies. He is a past EAP Director in Cairo and a frequent visitor to Egypt. He is the current Acting UCSB EAP Director.
Nancy Gallagher is a professor of Modern Middle East History. She has published widely on both modern Tunisian and Egyptian history. She has been nominated to become the UC EAP Director in Cairo.