Oct. 24: CANCELLED Arab Spring - The War of Narratives

Where: Olin 130

When: Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 PM


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Rabab El-Mahdi joined and co-founded a number of opposition groups in Egypt. She is Associate Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo and co-editor of Egypt: The Moment of Change (Zed Press, 2009). She is also the author of a number of publications including, most recently: Empowered Participation or Political Manipulation? Civil Society and the State in Egypt and Bolivia (Brill 2011), "Orientalizing the Egyptian Revolution," Jadaliyya (April 2011), "Labor Protests in Egypt: Causes and Meanings" in Review of African Political Economy (September 2011), and "Women in the Revolution" (co-authored with Lila Abou Lughud) in Feminist Studies (January 2012)El-Mahdi is a frequent commentator on AJE, BBC, CNN, ABC and writes op-eds for both Egyptian and international newspapers.

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