Egypt in Transition Program

Thursday, April 12, 2012

10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Roundtable 1: Roots and Character of the Egyptian Revolution

Hazem Fahmy, economist and writer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Mohammed Tabishat, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University in Cairo

[BREAK, 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.]

Yasmine El-Rashidi, journalist in Cairo; former Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal; New York Review of Books contributor

Joe Stork, deputy director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Moderator: Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan; author of Engaging the Muslim World (2009) 

2:30-5:00 p.m.
Roundtable 2: Possible Outcomes of the Egyptian Revolution 

Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan; author of Engaging the Muslim World (2009)

Atef Said, human rights lawyer; author of Torture Is a Crime against Humanity (2008)

Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Samer Soliman, Associate Professor of Political Economy, American University in Cairo

Moderator: Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Has The Arab Spring Been Hijacked?

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies and trustee of the Arab Democracy Foundation

Moderator: Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

 
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