June 18, 2011

NSLI-Y Alumni publish articles in Moroccan newspaper, Al Arabiya

Junaid Saiyed: The ‘Spawn’ of Democracy

Walking the streets of the old city before February 20, it was a staple sight to see half a dozen street vendors with their wares spread out on plastic tarps. Invariably, within minutes, a police officer would show up and all the street vendors would scatter...Read More >

Andrew Pochter: The Acquisition of Reality

The revolutionary events in Tunisia and Egypt introduced a swath of ideas and surfaced unprecedented political potential. Moroccan citizens discovered their own role in the Arab world after February 20 by means of protesting and rallying against their monarchy...Read More >

Junaid and Andrew were recipients of a NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth) scholarship from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and recently returned from spending a year studying Arabic in Morocco.