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Samuel Tadros

Senior Fellow

Samuel Tadros is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom. At Hudson, he is researching the rise of Islamist movements in the Middle East and its implications on religious freedom and regional politics.

Prior to joining Hudson in 2011, Tadros was a Senior Partner at the Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth, an organization that aims to spread the ideas of classical liberalism in Egypt. He has received his MA in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University and his BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo. Mr. Tadros has previously interned at the American Enterprise Institute, where he worked on the Muslim Brotherhood and worked as a consultant for the Hudson Institute on Moderate Islamic Thinkers, and most recently the Heritage Foundation on Religious Freedom in Egypt. In 2007 he was chosen by the State Department in its first Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program in collaboration with Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

His articles have previously been published by the Wall Street Journal, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, National Review, World Affairs, and the Weekly Standard. Mr. Tadros is a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

In 2013, Tadros published Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity (Hoover), a book on the Copts and the modern politics of Egypt.

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Bay`a Remorse? Wilayat Sinai and the Nile Valley

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Egypt's Enduring Security Challenges February 23rd Event

Prospects for Christians in the Path of Persecution March 18th Event

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Samuel Tadros quoted in TIME Magazine on different theories about the terror attack on EgyptAir 804

Samuel Tadros quoted in Jerusalem Post on Egyptians’ perceptions of Sisi’s speech

Samuel Tadros quoted in World Mag on the Egyptian government targeting non-Islamist politicians, activists, and human right organizations

Samuel Tadros quoted in Catholic News Agency on the four Coptic Christian teenagers facing up to five years in prison after an Egyptian court found them guilty of blasphemy against Islam

Samuel Tadros quoted in World Mag# on blasphemy cases in Egypt

Samuel Tadros quoted in International Business Times on the state of Christianity in Egypt

Samuel Tadros quoted in World Magazine on the martyrdom of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

Samuel Tadros and Mokhtar Awad’s article on the ISIS affiliate in Egypt quoted in CNN and Bloomberg

Samuel Tadros’s tribute to Fouad Ajami quoted in Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Samuel Tadros and Mokhtar Awad’s article on the firebombing of KFC branches in Egypt quoted in Washington Post

Samuel Tadros quoted in Toronto Star on the displacement of Syrian refugees

Samuel Tadros quoted in Bloomberg on the Egyptian elections

Samuel Tadros’s lecture on the roots of anti-Semitism featured in Australia’s Jewish News

Samuel Tadros quoted in Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian on western governments being hesitant to openly accept minority groups from the Middle East

Samuel Tadros’s forthcoming study on ISIS, co-authored by Mokhtar Awad, quoted in CNN

Samuel Tadros quoted in Bloomberg News on Sisi’s Suez Canal expansion

Samuel Tadros quoted in Jerusalem Post on Egypt’s regional influence

Samuel Tadros quoted on Egypt’s response to the Sinai attacks

Samuel Tadros cited in Crux on the violent assaults on Christians and their churches during the 2011 Egyptian riots

Samuel Tadros quoted in Crux on the future of Christians in the Middle East

Samuel Tadros quoted in Jewish News Service on anti-Semitism in Egypt

Samuel Tadros featured in Lapidomedia on the Brotherhood’s ‘Islamic justification’ for the fight against Sisi

Samuel Tadros quoted in Reuters on Egypt’s continued mishandling of Coptic issues

Samuel Tadros interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on ISIS’s claimed attack in Texas

Sam Tadros quoted in VOA News on extremism in the Egyptian educational system

Sam Tadros quoted in Bloomberg on U.S.-Egypt relations

Sam Tadros quoted in Anadolu Agency on the role of human rights in U.S.-Egypt relations

Samuel Tadros referenced in New York Times on his research on Islamist extremist Shahid King Bolsen

Samuel Tadros quoted in Chicago Sun-Times on ISIS slaying Copts

Sam Tadros interviewed in National Review Online on the martyring of 21 Egyptian Copts

Samuel Tadros quoted in Washington Free Beacon on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s visit to DC

Samuel Tadros receives the Washington Institute Book Prize bronze award for Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity

Samuel Tadros quoted in Algemeiner on the withdrawing of Alaa Abdel Fattah’s Sakharov Prize nomination

Samuel Tadros quoted in CBC News on the Egyptian revolutions

Samuel Tadros quoted in Wall Street Journal on the passing of Fouad Ajami

Samuel Tadros quoted in The Jerusalem Post on the elections in Egypt

Samuel Tadros quoted in Al-Monitor on Hamdeen Sabahi and the election in Egypt

Samuel Tadros quoted in Christianity Today on Western involvement in the Egyptian crisis

Samuel Tadros quoted in World Affairs Journal on Egyptian anti-Semitism

Samuel Tadros quoted in World Affairs Journal on Egypt and the Jewish people

Samuel Tadros quoted in Jerusalem Post on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Samuel Tadros quoted in National Review Online on Islamists

Samuel Tadros quoted in Tel Aviv Notes on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.