Calling all eggheads

To North American academics out there: are you by any chance attending MESA? Would you be interested in telling us what happened there, particularly in the Egypt, Lebanon, academic freedom and blogging panels? Drop us a line at issandr AT

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,