Category: Farouk El-Baz

Experts Media Alert – White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

The White House will hold a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” on February 18. According to a statement from the White House press secretary, the summit will “highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit […]

Boston University’s Farouk El-Baz to Join Presidential Advisory Council for Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

(Boston) – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has established an advisory council which will include Boston University’s Farouk El-Baz and 15 other renowned academics and experts. El-Baz currently serves as director of Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing and additionally is a research professor in BU’s Departments of Archaeology and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is […]

A Conversation with Farouk El-Baz: Finding Water in the Desert

Al-Fanar Media Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Farouk El-Baz was born in 1938 in the Nile Delta region of Egypt.  At about the same time in Boston, ground was broken on Commonwealth Avenue to make way for the building where his office is now… View full article featuring expert […]

El-baz: Dire need for Muslims to lead fight vs. fanaticism

Boston Herald By Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Nothing could be more harmful to Islam than today’s shenanigans of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Vicious attacks on non-Muslims are abhorrent to Islam. The Quran states clearly and unequivocally: “There is no compulsion in religion.” Forcing anyone […]

‘UAE Mars mission is reflective of the government’s vision’

Gulf News Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Sharjah: Blasting off to Mars by 2021 will require the UAE to draft an enormous space exploration blueprint, say space exploration experts. The UAE announced on Wednesday that it will be sending an unmanned spacecraft to Mars by 2021, coinciding with the country’s […]

Ex-NASA scientist Farouk El-Baz debunks Mars apocalypse claim Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Farouk al-Baz, an Egyptian American geologist who worked at NASA during the Apollo program, was moved to debunk the pronouncement of a man named Ahmed Shaheen, the self-described “Nostradamus of the Arabs.”… Expert quote: “From where did he bring his nonsense?” View full […]

In the Shadow Of An Election, An Eye Toward Repairing US-Egyptian Relations

WBUR “Cognoscenti” By Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences Egypt has been the cornerstone of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East since the Camp David Accords of 1979. Today, that strategic relationship is about to evaporate, taking with it much of the goodwill in the Arab world… View full article by expert Farouk El-Baz

Egypt plans satellite and space agency launch Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Egypt plans to launch its second satellite for scientific research and establish a new space authority and national space agency as well as work with other African states to pave the way for a new African space agency… Expert quote: “They lost communication with […]

Fight in Iraq has oil traders holding their breath Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences Energy traders are closely watching renewed fighting in Iraq, trying to gauge worst- and best-case scenarios for OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer—and the coming weeks could be critical… Expert quote: “The worst-case scenario is for the Kurds to say, ‘OK, enough of you guys. We don’t want anything to do […]