BU experts weigh in on abortion rights in Turkey, Bostonians kidnapped in Egypt, & future of Egypt

July 18th, 2012

Boston University experts weigh in on recent international news:

“As women have more children, they are less likely to finish their education and work outside the home. This lack of alternatives increases their vulnerability to abuse.” (Turkish Women Blow Whistle on Rights Crackdown; Women’s eNews)
Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences

“[Secretary Clinton] certainly emphasized how important it was for the Egyptian government to do everything possible to get these people freed.” (Bostonians released from captor in Egypt; NECN)
Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences

“No U.S. Navy skipper wants to be another USS Cole. Any speedboat closing a man-of-war or military ship in those waters at high speed is asking for it.” (U.S. Navy Ship Fires on Small Boat in U.A.E., Killing One; Wall Street Journal)
Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

“These sorts of kidnappings are not anything like the horrible events that occur in Iraq and Lebanon. In the Bedoin culture, there’s a strong tradition of hospitality. When they hold people, they tend to treat them well.” (Families rejoice at local pair’s release in Egypt; Boston Globe)
Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences

“The United States has a lot of leverage but it cannot be seen as supporting one side or the other vigorously.” (Broadside: Clinton in Egypt; NECN)
Farouk El-Baz, Center for Remote Sensing

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