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February 13, 2011

St. Francis Professor Offers Insight on Egypt Unrest

Professor Behrouz Tabrizi Appears on NET TV’s In The Arena

St. Francis College Economics Professor Behrouz Tabrizi will be a special guest on the NET TV program, In the Arena, on the “Crisis in Egypt,” which debuts this Sunday, February 13 at 7:00pm.

Tabrizi speaks about the economic parallels between Egypt and his homeland of Iran and helps answer the question of whether the protests in Cairo could lead Egypt down the same fundamentalist path Iran took several decades ago. He concludes the Egyptian movement is very different from Iran in 1979.

Dr. Tabrizi's scholarly research focuses on socioeconomic issues in less developed countries. His work concentrates on class-related issues, like the impact of Islamic Laws on the process of "growth" and "development" in general, and the status of women in particular.

In the Arena is hosted by former Emmy award winning NBC anchor and correspondent Jane Hanson and The Very Reverend Kieran E. Harrington, V.E. the Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

“Crisis in Egypt” will air four times, all at 7:00pm, on Sunday February 13, Tuesday, February 15, Thursday, February 17 and Saturday, February 19. NET is available in New York City on Time Warner Cable Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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