Seminar: 'Democracy in Contemporary Egypt'

Convened by Professor Stephen Whitefield (University of Oxford, DPIR), Dr. Elisabeth Kendall (University of Oxford), and Mazen Hassan (Cairo University), this seminar brought together academics and practitioners to discuss a range of issues around democracy in contemporary Egypt at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. 

The seminar has been made possible by generous funding from the following sources:

'Support for Democracy in Egypt: A Crucial Point for the Country, A Crucial Test Case for Comparative Politics’ (ESRC Urgent Grant Support, 2013-1)

'The Dynamics of Political Development and its Cultural Expression in Post-Revolutionary Egypt’ (British Academy International Mobility Scheme, 2012) 

Pictures can be found on Twitter: @EgyptOxford. A full programme of the event can be found here.

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Session 4: Democracy and Outcomes

Speakers: Tarek Amer, CEO of the National Bank of Egypt (UK)

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Session 3: Democracy and the Military

Speakers: General Sameh Seif Elyazal, Chairman of Al Gomhouria Center for Political and Security Studies, Professor Alfred Stepan, Columbia University

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Session 2: Democracy as Institutions

Speakers: Dr. Mazen Hassan, Cairo University, Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, University of Oxford

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Keynote Address: Democracy in Contemporary Egypt

Speakers: Professor Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University , Stephen Whitefield

Professor Stephen Whitefield is Professor of Politics, Rhodes Pelczynski Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Pembroke College