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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)
Session 4: Democracy and Outcomes
Speakers: Tarek Amer, CEO of the National Bank of Egypt (UK)
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
Session 2: Democracy as Institutions
Speakers: Dr. Mazen Hassan, Cairo University, Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, University of Oxford
Keynote Address: Democracy in Contemporary Egypt
Speakers: Professor Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University , Stephen Whitefield