THE STRUGGLE FOR EGYPT’S FUTURE
Wednesday, October 24,2007 08:49

DEMOCRACY AND ISLAM PROGRAMME

 

 

THE STRUGGLE FOR EGYPT’S FUTURE

One Day Workshop organised by the Democracy and Islam Programme, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Boardroom, University of Westminster

309 Regent Street

London W1B 2UW

 

Final Programme

9:30 Registration

09:50 Welcome Address by Dr Simon Joss, CSD Director

Introductory Remarks: Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Coordinator of CSD’s Democracy and Islam Programme.

10:00: 11:30 Session 1

Egypt’s Regional Role and International Connections: An ‘Island of Stability’ or a Potential for Destabilisation?

Chair: Mona El-Koueidi, CSD

Speakers: Dr Robert Springbrog, SOAS; Dr. Maha Azzam, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Dr. Amr El-Shobky, Al-Ahram;

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:15 Second Session

 

Mubarak’s Legacy: Democratisation or ‘Liberalised Autocracy’?

Chair:

Speakers: Dr Nader Fergani, Egypt; Dr Hassan Nafa’, Arab Thought Forum, Amman; Dr. Moataz Abdel Fattah, Central Michigan University;

13:15-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Third Session:

Economy and Society: liberalisation, marginalisation and the crisis in civil society

Chair: Professor Asef Byat, ISIM

Speakers: Dr Mustapha Kamil El-Sayyid, Cairo University; Dr Salwa Ismail, University of Exeter; Khalid Al-Shami, London

16:00-16:15 coffee break

16:15-17:45

Fourth Session:

Chair: Nader Fergani

The Role of the Opposition: beyond fragmentation and stagnation

Dr M. Saad al-Katatni, MP; Dr Amr Hamzawy, Carnegie Endowment; Diaa Rashwan, Al-Ahram;

17:45-18:30

Final Session: Conclusions and Possible Scenarios

Chair: Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi, CSD

Speakers: Dr Mustapha Kamil El-Sayyid; Dr M. Saad al-Katatni, MP; Professor Asef Byat; Dr Salwa Ismail; Dr Amar Hamzawy.

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