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AEYN Weekly Update

May 12, 2014

Thank you for subscribing to the American Egyptian Youth Network mailing list! In our weekly update, you'll find a summary of last week's youth news and analysis along with announcements on AEYN events and opportunities to get involved.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Volunteer and Job Opportunities:
AEYN is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Executive Director: The Executive Director will work closely with AEYN's Co-Founders to lead the next phase of AEYN's development as the organization works to grow its network and increase its impact.

Summer Internship Program: Interns will play a vital role in contributing to AEYN's development while gaining valuable experience working in a fast-paced, professional environment.

Chapter Leadership Team: Chapter Leaders will help establish a presence in their city as well as plan and execute events. Help found a chapter in your community!

Events:

Upcoming Events
Thursday 22 May 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
WEBINAR: Interpreting Egyptian public opinion trends leading to presidential elections
A Discussion with Dr. Magued Osman, Founder and Managing Director of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) RSVP REQUIRED
AEYN, in collaboration with the Egyptian American Dialogue Initiative (EADI), is delighted to host a Webinar with Dr. Magued Osman, Founder and Managing Director of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), established in April 2012 as the first independent public opinion polling center in Egypt. Click here for more information.
NEWS
P&G, PWC and IBM encourage corporate social responsibility with Sharek.org | Daily News Egypt
Sharek.org is the first online platform to connect volunteers with organisations in Egypt and the Arab world.
Can social media sway Egypt's youth vote? | Al-Monitor
The current presidential campaigns have witnessed unprecedented use of social media to target young voters.
Holding their nerve on the Nile | The Economist
Foreign companies are still interested in Egypt despite the uncertainty in the country's stability.
SOCIAL MEDIA
Egypt's Most Popular YouTube Video of the Week

Last week's most viewed YouTube video by Egyptians between 18-34 years old: Highlights from Egyptian soccer player Shikabala's first match playing for Portugal's Sporting Lisbon club. Shikabala is a former player on Egypt's famed Zamalek club.
(posted May 11)
ANALYSIS
The Battle Behind Campus Walls | Atlantic Council
Egyptian universities have become too dangerous for the state to handle. Or at least it would seem that way. Students this week at Cairo University, the country's largest national university, sat for final examinations on campuses more closely resembling high security prisons.
The Road to Presidential Elections [Update] | Atlantic Council
The Egyptian Baseera Research Center conducted two polls, one on May 3 and one on March 17, in which they asked respondents how they plan to vote in the upcoming presidential elections on May 26 and 27.
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