With Stanley R. Sloan, Ph.D. (Founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative, Visiting Scholar at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College, and President of VIC-Vermont, a private consulting firm)
With Jacques S. Gansler, Ph.D. (Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Pubic Policy and Private Enterprise, and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park)
With Ali A. Allawi (Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq, former Minister of Trade and Minister of Defense under the Interim Iraqi Governing Council from 2003-2004, former Minister of Finance in the Iraqi Transitional Government between 2005-2206)
Barely more than two hundred years ago, few Europeans had dared to traverse the modern-day Middle East. In 1798, a band of French scientists under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte would make the month-long trek into the unknown—some never to return. But the knowledge they gathered in this first large-scale interaction between modern Muslims and Europeans exceeded everyone's expectations. Journalist and author Nina Burleigh joins Focus today to talk about the reveal of ancient Egypt to curious Europeans at the dawn of the modern era.