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CNN contributor to speak on campus
WEST LAFAYETTE – A regular contributor to some of the nation’s largest news publications is coming to Purdue University to talk about the Egyptian Revolution.

Ahmed Rehab writes for news organizations like CNN, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post.

Member of the Egyptian Student Union at Purdue, Amr Kandil said Rehab will share his eye-witness account on the revolution from the crowds in Tahrir square and his thoughts on the newly-appointed Prime Minister Purdue graduate, Essam Sharaf.

“He was in close contact with a lot of the people that called for this initial protest and he had the chance to interview them as well,” said Kandil.

Kandil said Rehab was on the ground from the beginning of the revolution until Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Rehab will speak tomorrow on campus.

The Egyptian Revolution: An Eyewitness Account
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., March 9 at Fowler Hall in the Stewart Center