1. 31st October 2012 Transition to Democracy in Egypt (English)


    from New Arab Debates Added 463 1 0

    Motion: This House believes democracy has had a disappointing start in Egypt For the motion: Mohamed Salmawy, President of the Writers' Union of Egypt and Secretary General of the General Union of Arab Writers Against the motion: Khaled Fahmy, Professor and Chair of AUC's Department of History President Mursi has completed 100 days in office as Egypt's first democratically elected leader. Has he started to make a difference? Will a more just and equal society begin to emerge? How much free speech does the system allow? Democracy has had a poor start in Egypt, according to an audience at the New Arab Debates - a free speech forum, founded in the wake of last year's political turmoil.

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    • Between the World of Islam and the West


      from Harvard Islamic Studies Added

      Harvard Kennedy School Professor Nicholas Burns moderates a panel featuring Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and the six directors of the global Alwaleed Centers including Ali Asani of Harvard University, John Esposito of Georgetown University, Magda Shahin of the American University of Beirut, Alex Lubin of the American University of Cairo, Hugh Goddard of the University of Edinburgh and Yaser Sulaiman of Cambridge University. The panel explores issues of Islamophobia, anti-Americanism, and the Arab Spring from the diverse vantage points of the Prince and Centers Directors. The panel was held on February 8, 2012 at Harvard University.

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