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Egypt in the Arab Spring: Perspectives from History and International Relations

Thursday 27 June 2013, FEPS Cairo University, Egypt

On Thursday 27 June, the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University will be organising the second of two one-day graduate workshops as part of the collaborative project with the LSE Middle East Centre.

The conference aims at discussing the causes and immediate implications of the Egyptian revolution in the context of the Arab Spring from the perspective of modern history and international relations. The conference will be structured in two sections; each section will be introduced by a paper by one of the members of the steering committee of the collaborative project.

Workshop Programme

LSE FEPS Workshop LSE FEPS Workshop LSE FEPS Workshop LSE FEPS Workshop

9.00 – 9.45

Registration

9.45 – 10.00

Welcome Address
Dr Ola El Khawaja, Cairo University

10.00 –10.45

Historical Models and the 25th January Revolution
Dr Mohamed Soffar, Cairo University

10.45 – 11.00

Tea & Coffee

11.00 – 12.30

Panel 1 - Historical Perspectives and Comparisons of the Arab Uprisings
Chair: Dr Mohamed Soffar, Cairo University


Speakers

Faisal Ahmed, Oxford University
Mariam Waheed, Cairo University - download the full paper|
Ali Galal, Cairo University - download the full paper|

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 14.15

Revolution in the Mddle East: The Rising Role of Public Opinion and the American Dilemma
Dr Jasmine Gani, LSE

14.15 – 15.45

Panel 2 -International Political Economy and the Arab Uprisings
Chair: Dr Jasmine Gani, LSE


Speakers

Roberto Roccu, King's College London - download the full paper|
Christos Kourtelis, King's College London
Nada Hamed Eid, Cairo University

15.45 – 16.15

Tea & Coffee

16.15 – 17.45

Panel 3 - The Arab Spring: Political Parties, Public Opinion and International Response
Chair: Dr Marco Pinfari, LSE


Speakers

Filippo Dionigi, LSE - download the full paper|
Marwa Wasfy, Cairo University
Sahar Ata, London Business School of Finance

17.45 – 17.55

Closing Comments
Dr Marco Pinfari, LSE

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