"Now, there is hope that Egypt's economy could find its way to sustainable growth, hope that we stop living in fear, hope that we will be treated with dignity in our own country and abroad, hope that nepotism would not be the only way to get a job, hope that the 40 percent of Egyptians who live below the poverty line would find their way out of poor conditions. I would like to see social justice, application of the rule of law on all without exceptions and the end of corruption. Most importantly, I would like to see a complete overhaul of the educational system because it is the only way out."

Faten Sabry '88, '91
United States

"I am very proud of the revolution, and I am praying that the coming transition period would take us to a new setup where all Egyptians would have dignity and the right to self-determination. A system with checks and balances where everyone is accountable and with the ethics and spirit that we saw in Tahrir is what Egypt needs. We have a lot of highly talented individuals who were alienated by the previous system, and I hope this encourages everyone to work toward building a country with the regional and global status it deserves."

Nashwa Saleh '95
United Kingdom

"I was one of five co-founders of United Egyptians, a London-based group with no political or religious affiliation. We supported the basic demands of the revolution that have been articulated by the Youth Coalition, amongst others. We believe that only the Egyptian people should have the right to decide on their future and that any process for building a new civil society should be led from within the country and not imposed from outside. As a show of solidarity, I traveled to Egypt to join the revolution and another time to take part in the national referendum on the constitutional amendments. This is my duty as an Egyptian."

Ammar Nouh '07
United Kingdom

"When the revolution started on January 25, my wife [Rania Hamed '91] and I spent days in front of the television so that we can follow what was happening. After spending a few weeks in front of the screen and behind the computer, I could not take it anymore. I decided on the night of Tuesday, February 8 that I had to go back to Egypt. I booked our tickets, and we were on the plane to Egypt at 9 am Wednesday morning. It was the longest flight ever, but the most joyful experience when we were finally back home. We spent the following few days in Tahrir with wonderful Egyptian protestors. It was only a few minutes after sunset on Friday, February 11 that we experienced the best feeling we ever felt in Egypt. We were in the streets till 4 am that day celebrating with all Egyptians."

Assem Kabesh '89
United Arab Emirates