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Egypt's Unfinished Revolution: A Political Salon with Liam Stack

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 6:30pm

This event is by invitation only.    

How different is the “new Egypt” from the old one before popular protests forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down more than two years ago? Egypt’s revolution was both caused by and helped contribute to new thinking about politics, activism, and possibilities. Yet many of the problems that fueled the 2011 uprising have persisted under the rule of first the military and now the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first elected civilian leader. Those problems include poverty, sectarianism, state violence and a sense that the government, which has no legislature and is headed by an Islamist president locked in conflict with the courts, does not represent or safeguard the interests of the Egyptian people. As these problems grind on with little sign of solution, the country has veered from crisis to crisis for the last two years. In this Political Salon, Liam Stack, a New York Times journalist based in Cairo from 2005 until 2012, will discuss what the future holds for the “new” – or not so new - Egypt, and the role of the international community in that future.

About the Speaker

Liam Stack is the editor of Watching Syria’s War, a New York Times multimedia project that tracks the conflict in Syria through reporting, social media and citizen video. He covered the Egyptian revolution and the revolutions in Syria and Libya for The New York Times, and is a former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and The Daily News Egypt. You can follow Liam on Twitter at @liamstack.

The Political Salon

The Political Salon - organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media - regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion.  

With special thanks to the Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting the Political Salon.


  

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