Humphrey School Alumna in Action: Fighting Poverty with Education

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In 2011, Nayera Adly Husseiny (MDP ’19) was a student at Cairo University studying economics and political science when demonstrators took to Tahrir Square in the city’s downtown. 

They were calling for the overthrow of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (who would resign the next month) and demanding an end to police brutality, corruption, and similar problems. More than 800 protesters died during the uprising and several thousand were injured.

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