The Truth about the Muslim Brothers

A Brown Bag Seminar with Abdel Monem Said Aly

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Since the 2011 Egyptian revolution and subsequent year-long presidency of Mohamed Morsi, a debate has taken place on the true nature of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. For some, the removal of Morsi as president of Egypt in 2013 and the following crackdown on the Brotherhood marked a repressive turn in Egyptian post-revolutionary politics. For others, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's rule revealed the organization's undemocratic and illiberal principles that worked to further plunge Egypt into chaos and instability. In this presentation, Abdel Monem Said Aly will revisit this debate, arguing that most scholarship in the US has tended to focus on the former reading while ignoring evidence of the latter. Please join us for an exciting discussion of Egypt's past, present, and future!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Schwartz Hall, Room 103

Abdel Monem Said Aly is a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center. He is also the Chairman of Al-Masry Al-Youm, a leading Arabic language daily newspaper in Egypt. In 2013-16, he was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo. Previously, Said Aly was also the President of the Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies in Cairo and the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Al-Ahram Newspaper and Publishing House. He was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., in 2004 and a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University in 2003. He co-authored Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East (London: Palgrave, 2013).

Free and open to the public

Bring your lunch to this brown bag event

Light refreshments will be served