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From Rally to Revolution: Egyptian Youth of the 2011 Revolution

JF_Logo_Byline_rgbThe Egyptian revolution began on January 25, 2011. It starts with postings from Brian Barber’s stay in Egypt between February 18 and March 13 when he observed the immediate aftermath of the revolution and began studying youth involvement in it. Funding was then received from the Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland to do quarterly interviews with key youths, a national survey, and a documentary. The CO-PI is James Youniss of Catholic University, DC.


Barber, B. K. (2013). What the young people of Egypt learned: A close up look at four young Egyptians who were present at the revolution. Zócalo Public Square.

Youniss, J., Barber, B. K., & Billen, R. M. (2012, June). Children in the Garden of Democracy: The Meaning of Civic Engagement in Today’s Egypt. Journal of Social Science Education, 12, 6-13.

Youniss, J & Barber, B. K. (2012). Egyptian youth make history. Harvard International Review, November 29, 2012.

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