News and events


DPIR Lecturer writes for Muslin News ‘Conspiracies in Egypt? Not if the Daily Telegraph says so’

Visual Culture 22 March 2011

When the Daily Telegraph announces the unmasking of an “American conspiracy” to destabilise Egypt, then you can be sure a conspiracy is indeed in progress, the one of which the venerable paper is part.

Just as the Egyptian revolution was in full swing, the paper came up with a “revelation”, based as it said on “leaked” State Department documents, suggesting that the US Administration (under Bush) was in league with the activists who wanted to overthrow the Mubarak regime. As the paper put it, “The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police. On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.”

For more information please visit:

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

For the media

For the media

Here we hope you find everything you will need to research, write and publish your story or blog post.