Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

Sarah MoawadEgypt: The Revolution Continues 
presented by Sarah Moawad
Friday, April 12, 2013 10 a.m.

In 2011, the world watched as 18 days of unprecedented euphoria and fearlessness brought an end to the 30-year dictatorship of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This nonviolent, popular movement marked a turning point in Egyptian history, and an era of renewed hope for a democratic future, in anticipation of the first freely elected government in the country's history. Two years later, however, the euphoria has subsided, only to be replaced by uncertainty and instability. What went wrong? How is the democratic process being played out, and in what ways is it failing or succeeding? Who are the actors involved and can they work together to balance power? How is this affecting the Egyptian people and their demands for freedom, social justice and economic wellbeing? This talk will attempt to address some of the many questions surrounding the struggle for democracy in post-revolutionary Egypt, and its implications for the people of the region. 

Sarah Moawad is a first-year Master's student in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and contributor to islawmix, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, focusing on the media and policy landscape where Islam and the news mix. Her interests include the relationship between religion and politics in post-revolutionary Egypt, Islamic law, human rights, social justice and social movements in the Middle East. 
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