A panel presentation
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
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Sponsor(s): St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society
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