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David Risley - War On Terror

David Risley served as the Judicial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt from late 2010 through early 2014, and was a witness to the Egyptian revolutions that swept through the country in 2011, and again in 2013. Risley provided a detailed description of the nuances and complexities of Egyptian society, with special attention on the country’s judicial system. He provided insights into both of the Egyptian revolutions, the first resulting in the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi, becoming president, and the second resulting in the forced overthrow of Morsi.

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Arab Hospitality

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Counter-terrorism work in U.S. Attorney’s office and background to Risley’s year in Egypt

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Egyptian revolution of 2012 and early Mohamed Morsi rule

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Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian judiciary and 2013 Egyptian revolution

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Portrait of David Risley

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Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent four days in Cairo, Egypt in February, 2012, visiting with Egyptian judges, scholars and students. David Risley poses with Justice Ginsburg during her visit to the embassy. (Narrator’s photo)

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