Hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, Bassem Youssef spoke on politics and satire with the Stanford community on Monday, September 28. Youssef, famously known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, reflected on his journey to fame and the challenges he encountered in launching his award winning show Al-Bernameg. With much humor and wit, he reflected on the developments that contributed to the decline of Egypt’s January 25 Revolution, as well as the struggles currently confronting advocates of democratic change in the country.
The event was co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program on Islamic Studies, OpenXChange at Stanford and Stanford in Government.
29 Sept. 2015. Bassem Youssef speaks at CEMEX as part of OpenXChange. The Stanford Daily.