Articles by Patrick Elyas, Egypt/USA

Patrick Elyas, Egypt/USA

Patrick Elyas is a JD/MBA candidate in the Class of 2018 at the Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Patrick, an Egyptian-American from Los Angeles, graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. His senior thesis, "No Longer Dhimmis: How European Intervention in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries Empowered Copts in Egypt" was published in the College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal. Patrick went on to spend two years working as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company in its Dubai office and one year in a secondment role as Chief of Staff of a U.S.-based education reform organization. Patrick has a deep interest in American and Egyptian politics and private sector development in the Middle East and Africa.


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The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault On For-Profit Education

On July 1, the Obama administration’s gainful employment rules are scheduled to come into effect. These regulations will effectively destroy for-profit post-secondary education in the U.S. — making an entire industry fall victim to President Obama’s reflexive distrust of a profit motive in education and his disturbing enthusiasm for picking winners and losers in the private sector….

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