Challenges of Egypt’s Transition: Politics, Economics, and Protest
April 11, 4:00 pm, Encina Hall, E0008 (Ground Floor) (616 Serra Street)
“Challenges of Egypt’s Transition: Politics, Economics, and Protest”
Joel Beinin (Stanford University), Robert Springborg (Naval Postgraduate School), Amr Adly (Stanford University), Maha Abdelrahman (University of Cambridge), Ahmed Salah (Activist)
This special panel will address the challenges facing Egypt’s transition today.
Dr. Maha Abdelrahman will speak on the historical roots of post-Mubarak politics by
examining two main features of the decade long of protests since 2000.
Dr. Amr Adly will speak on how Egypt’s economic crisis interacts with the shaping of the new political sphere, and whether this can be framed as Egypt’s failed transition to democracy or transition to failed democracy. He will argue that the country was put on the trajectory of a conservative democratic order which indeed has been instilled but the only problem is that it is quite dysfunctional.
Ahmed Salah will discuss the position of revolutionary groups toward Morsi’s Regime and how and why it devolved.
Prof. Robert Springborg will present on “The Muslim Brotherhood and the Military: The Mongoose and the Cobra Revisited”.
Prof. Joel Beinin will present on “Workers, Trade Unions, and Egypt’s Political Future”.
[Co-sponsored by CDDRL- Arab Reform and Democracy, Stanford Humanities Center, and the Mediterranean Studies Forum]