April 7, 2011, 5:00pm
Egypt at a Crossroads
Presenter: Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Drew University
Location: Stiteler Hall, Room B6

Recent protests in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab World have brought the call for democracy to the fore of global politics. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, from his position as a lifelong activist for free and fair democracy in Egypt, will investigate the political and sociological implications the "Arab Spring" might have for Egypt, its neighbors, and American foreign policy in the region. 

Saad Eddin Ibrahim is a Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Drew University Center on Religion, Culture, and Conflict. He has previously taught sociology at DePauw University, Indiana University, and Harvard University, and is currently a board member for both the Arab Democracy Foundation and the Project for Middle East Democracy. He has published numerous articles on electoral processes in Egypt and American foreign policy and several books, including Egypt, Islam, and Democracy: Critical Essays (AUC Press, 2002) and an edited volume with Nicholas Hopkins, Arab Society: Class, Gender, Power, and Development (AUC Press, 1998).

The Department of Political Science, Middle East Forum, and the Middle East Center