Egypt is swept up in massive pro-democracy demonstrations, the latest in a series of regional upheavals. After decades of suppression of pluralism and opposition by Egyptian authorities, the collective movement of millions is reshaping history. What triggered these events, and what might be the international implications for the future of Egypt and the region?
To help students make sense of unfolding developments, NYU Wagner and its Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) will host two informative discussions -- February 7 & 8 -- at its headquarters in the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. The events are free and open to the public. Media coverage is invited.RSVP is required.
Please bring your questions, thoughts and comments to a casual conversation over hot cocoa that will be held Monday, February 7, from 3:00-to-4:30 p.m. This first session will be led by Natasha Iskander, assistant professor of public policy, NYU Wagner, and Waad El Hadidy, senior associate, RCLA.
The second discussion will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 12:30-to-1:30 p.m. The focus will be leadership and the Egyptian revolution, including first-hand accounts from colleagues in Tahrir Square. Dubbed “The Egyptian Revolution: Collective Leadership or Leadership Void?” the panel’s discussants will include: Mona Eltahawy, award-winning columnist and regular CNN commentator on Arab issues; Omar Cheta, history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, New York University; Karim Tartousseih, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, NYU; and Rania Salem, sociology, Princeton University.