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The Egyptian Revolution and Its Implications for an Awakened Middle East: A Conversation
Monday, April 25, 2011 6-8 pm

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This select panel of international lawyers, academics and experts will discuss the successful popular uprising in Tahrir Square, the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, current constitutional, legal and judicial reforms, and new ideas for reform. In addition, the panel will explore the domino effect on other Middle Eastern states, the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood on the democratic process, and highlight ways in which American lawyers can assist in this historic process.

Speakers:
Professor Yassin El-Ayouty
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cairo University School of Law; Fellow, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham Law School

Professor Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Department of History, Columbia University

Professor Sahar F. Aziz
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law; Legal Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding;Founder, Egyptian American Rule of Law Working Group

Dr. Marina Ottaway
Director, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sponsored by:
Committee on European Affairs, Larry D. Johnson, Chair; Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair; Committee on African Affairs, Megan Moloney, Chair; Committee on International Human Rights, Stephen L. Kass, Chair; Committee on International Law, Arthur W. Rovine, Chair