Egypt’s Predicament after Two Revolutions: Women’s Rights, Religious Freedom, and the Future of Democracy

Ms. Makram Ebeid is Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science Department, American University in Cairo. Over the course of her remarkable career, she has held a wide range of posts including: member of the Egyptian Senate (Shura Council), member of the Egyptian Parliament, member of the National Council for Human Rights, member of the executive board of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, President of the National Committee for Human Rights, and advisor to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.  She was a member of the World Bank’s Council of Advisors for the Middle East & North Africa Region (MENA) and President of the Commission for the Empowerment of Women, which is a component of the Parliamentarians for Global Action.  She also chaired the political committee of the Egyptian Feminists Union.  She is a prolific writer on Middle Eastern affairs in English, French and Arabic.

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, the Political Science Department's Kulla Lecture Fund and the Women's Studies Program.

Wednesday, November 14 at 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Lawrence Hall, 105

Topic

Academics, Culture, Global and international, Religion and spirituality, Politics

Event Type

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.

Contact E-mail

ncatgenova@colgate.edu

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