- During the recent uprising in Egypt, el-Nawawy provided context in the local and national media for what was happening in his native country. He arrived in Cairo within two hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after a 30-year tenure.
- His appearance is cosponsored by the departments of Political Science and Mass Communication.
Winthrop University, "Egyptian Professor from Queens Will Share Insights into Country's Recent Revolt" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 47.