Middle East Institute: Securing Egypt’s Future

On September 13 the Middle East Institute hosted an all day event discussing how Egypt can move forward towards prosperity. MEI did a tremendous job in inviting a diverse group of Egyptian policy makers, Egyptian activist, and American scholars to take part in four panel discussions, discussing and debating the direction in which Egypt should move forward. Participants included Wael Haddara, former advisor to President Mohamed Morsi, Nader Bakkar, co-founder of the Salafist Al Nour party, Hanni Sari Eldin, member of the liberal Dostour party,  human rights activist Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, among others.

Full recording of panel discussions are now available:

Panel 1: Forging a Viable Political Path
Moderator: David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Khalil al-Anani, The Middle East Institute
Graeme Bannerman, The Middle East Institute
Karim Haggag, National Defense University
Tarek Masoud, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Panel 2: Working Toward a National Reconciliation
Moderator: Thomas Friedman, The New York Times
Nader Bakkar, al Nour Party
Hani Sarie Eldin, al Dostour Party
Wael Haddara, former senior advisor to Mohamed Morsi
Dina Guirguis, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Panel 3: Meeting the Needs of the People
Moderator: Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
Hossam Bahgat, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Mirette Mabrouk, Atlantic Council
Jawad Nabulsi, al Nebny Foundation
Diane Singerman, American University

Panel 4: Engaging the International Community
Moderator: Michael Hanna, The Century Foundation
Jason Brownlee, University of Texas at Austin
Mohamed Elmenshawy, The Middle East Institute
Amy Hawthorne, Atlantic Council
Abdel Monem Said, Al Masry Al Youm

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18. September 2013 by Will Houstoun
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