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Revolution as Gambling: Egypt Under the Muslim Brotherhood


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Speaker(s): Dr Hazem Kandil
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges

Recorded on 4 March 2013 in New Theatre, East Building.

Cambridge University's Dr Hazem Kandil will help explain why Egypt's popular uprising has so far failed to overthrow the regime through exploring the positions of the main players in the revolt: the military, security, and the various political factions. Kandil's latest book, Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt's Road to Revolt, (Verso, 2012) analyses Egypt’s transformation from military regime to police state, on the road to revolution.

Hazem Kandil is the Cambridge University Lecturer in Political Sociology and Fellow of St Catharine’s College. His work examines military-security institutions and revolutionary movements. He has published on revolution, warfare, the sociology of intellectuals, and Islamism in various academic journals and periodicals. Kandil has taught political science at the American University of Cairo and social theory at UCLA before settling at the Sociology Department at Cambridge University.

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