Seminar: 'Democracy in Contemporary Egypt'

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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