Niagara University was the site of a panel discussion addressing the social and political revolution in Egypt and the United States’ involvement on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 12:15 p.m. The standing-room-only event took place in the Under the Taps Club of the university’s Gallagher Center
The public was invited to observe the discussion, for which there was no cost to attend. The hour-long debate was followed by a question-and-answer session.
Participating in the panel discussion were Dr. Muhammad Agwa, Fiqh chairman of the Imams Council of Greater Western New York; Dr. Mustafa Gokcek, coordinator of the Middle East and Islamic studies program at Niagara University; and Dr. Stefanie Wichhart an assistant professor of history at NU.
“The implications of this upheaval are going to play out over a long period of time,” said Dr. Wichhart. “Are we willing to allow regimes to come to power…that are democratically elected, but that might not be strong American allies?”