October 21, 2013
Middle East Turmoil Sends Scholars and Students Packing
Holly Pickett, Redux, for The New York Times
This summer, as yet another violent political upheaval rocked Egypt, study-abroad and foreign academic programs operating here scrambled to get their students out.
Zoe Griffith, a Ph.D. student at Brown University on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship in Egypt, says the local Fulbright commission told her to leave on July 3, the day the army arrested then-President Mohamed Morsi and the U.S. State Department ordered the departure of nonemergency American government personnel. Since then,