Challenges of Egypt's Transition: Politics, Economics, and Protest

Panel Discussion


Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Robert Springborg, Naval Postgraduate School
Amr Adly, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD), Stanford University
Maha Abdelrahman, University of Cambridge
Ahmed Salah,

Date and Time

April 11, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Encina Ground Floor Conference Room

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".


The panel is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.

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