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Findings from the George Washington University Coptic Diaspora Survey: Implications for Egypt and its Development

A panel presentation

Friday, May 18, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall



Speakers Include:

Jennifer Brinkerhoff, George Washington University
Stephen Commins, UCLA
Father Joseph Wahba Boules, Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii 

Towards the end of 2011, George Washington University, in conjunction with and at the request of Coptic Orphans, conducted the first large scale survey of the Coptic Diaspora (Copts living outside of Egypt). The purpose of the survey was to identify the factors that keep Coptic diasporans interested in engaging in Egypt and in what particular ways. It was intended to be a landmark study and was hoped to make Copts more visible in religious, academic, and political discussions involving Egypt and the Middle East. It was also hoped to show just how significant Copts’ financial, philanthropic, and volunteer involvement in Egypt really was.


Part of the UCLA Coptic Studies Lecture Series

Cost : free and open to the public

(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): , St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

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