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U of M expert available to comment on developments in Egypt

January 31, 2011

As anti-government protests in Egypt continue to grow, the world is watching with anxious anticipation. Where will the unrest lead and what might it mean for the United States’ relationship with Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries?

A University of Minnesota expert who can provide insight is:

Ragui Assaad, professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Assaad, a native of Cairo, researches labor policy and labor market analysis in developing countries, the informal economy, community and economic development and developing countries’ urban planning. His current research projects include studying the effects of economic reform on the Egyptian labor market, female labor supply in Egypt and community development efforts among Cairo’s informal waste collectors.

Assaad has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Ford Foundation and UNICEF.

To interview Assaad, contact Anne Mason, Humphrey School, amason@umn.edu or (612) 625-9436; or Jeff Falk, University News Service, jfalk@umn.edu or (612) 626-1720.

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