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Arab Spring - Arab Winter

Ralph Miliband Programme “Progress and Its Discontents” public lecture 

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers:  Dr Alaa Al Aswany, Jack Shenker
Chair: Dr Robin Archer

Five years on from Tahrir Square, is Egypt's revolution still alive?

Dr Alaa Al Aswany (@AlaaAswany) is an award-winning novelist and prominent Egyptian activist.

Jack Shenker (@hackneylad) is an award-winning journalist and former Egypt correspondent for the Guardian. His new book is The Egyptians: A Radical Story.

Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEArabspring

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