Egypt’s Growing Political Crisis and Civil Society Under Siege are the principal themes for the launch of the Middle East Institute’s Arab Transitions program, an initiative to provide in-depth analysis of the historic changes taking place in the Arab world in the wake of the 2011 uprisings.
Through scholarship and outreach, with an emphasis on highlighting diverse voices from the region, the Arab Transitions program seeks to increase understanding of the Arab world’s political, social and economic transformations in order to inform wise policy decisions both in the U.S. and internationally.
The Middle East Institute will mark the launch with a half-day conference on Egypt featuring Arab Transitions’ senior scholar, Dr. Khalil al-Anani, a leading authority on the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist movements, as well as other Egypt experts.
Program Schedule: 9:00 am
Introduction to Arab Transitions
Amb. Wendy Chamberlin, President, Middle East Institute (MEI)
9:15 am – 11:00 am:
Khalil al-Anani, MEI, Durham University
Nathan Brown, George Washington University
Michael Hanna, Century Foundation
Samer Shehata, Georgetown University
Moderator: Mohamed Elmenshawy, MEI
Click HERE to register 11:00 am-11:15 am: Coffee Break 11:15 am – 12:45 pm:
Adel Iskandar, Georgetown University
Amira Maaty, National Endowment for Democracy
Heba Shams, Legal Researcher
Samuel Tadros, Hudson Institute
Moderator: Charles Dunne, Freedom House, MEI
April 18, 2013
9:00 am – 12:45 pm
The National Press Club
529 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20045