Monday, February 7, 2011

Two Egypt Events Co-Organized by Draper Student Ali Abbas (Today and Tomorrow!)

Draper student Ali Abbas has assisted in the organizing of two timely events on the recent uprising in Egypt. Please see below for details. Please note that RSVPs are requested for both tonight and tomorrow's events, which you can do online here:


Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for a two-part discussion on Egypt’s popular uprising:

Revolution: Informal Conversation about the Events in Egypt and the Region
Monday, February 7, 3:00-4:30pm

NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd floor, Student Lounge

Over the past few days we have seen the ousting of Tunisia’s President by popular protests and the rise of demonstrations in Jordan and Yemen. Now Egypt has captivated the world with its revolution-in-action. What triggered these events and how might they impact the United States and the world? Bring your questions, thoughts and comments to a casual conversation over hot cocoa about the events in Egypt and the region.

Session Facilitators:

Natasha Iskander, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, NYU Wagner
Waad El Hadidy, Senior Associate, Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner

The Egyptian Revolution: Collective Leadership or Leadership Void?
Tuesday, February 8, 12:30 – 2:00pm
NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd floor, Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Egypt is swept up in massive pro-democracy demonstrations – a collective movement of millions spearheaded by no one figure or group. While the movement is an example of collective leadership at its best, the decades-long suppression of opposition and pluralism has left no immediate candidate ready to lead the country. Join us for a panel conversation on leadership and the Egyptian revolution, as we make sense of the unfolding events based on first-hand accounts from colleagues in Tahrir Square.
A light lunch will be provided.


Mona Eltahawy, Award-winning columnist and regular CNN commentator on Arab issues
Watch Mona on Bill Maher

Omar Cheta, History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU

Karim Tartousseih, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU

Rania Salem, Sociology, Princeton University

Waad El Hadidy, Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner

These events are sponsored by the Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Program at the College of Arts and Science

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