The American Security Project (ASP) cordially invites you to:
A Conversation with Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid
Egypt: Past, Present, and the Future
Egypt is one of the major countries throughout the Middle East that has been struggling with the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011. The recent domestic political changes have indicated the country is at a critical juncture and is currently trying to find a suitable governing structure. With a population of 85 million people, a strategic geographic position in the region, a struggle against terrorists in Sinai, and as the second largest recipient of foreign aid from and close ally to the United States, Egypt is an important country to watch and closely monitor. The upcoming events in the country will determine the governing and democratic foundations of the country and set precedent for successive generations—and perhaps the wider region.
To gain a thorough understanding of Egyptian politics, Dr. Mona Ebeid will discuss the recent changes, the upcoming constitution, and the rights of women and Christians in the country.
We hope you can join us.
The event will take place on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 1230 – 1330
at the American Security Project, 1100 New York Ave., 7th Floor West Tower.
The conference will begin promptly at 12:30 PM.
LUNCH REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED 1200-1230
Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid
Senator, Arab Republic of Egypt
Mona Makram-Ebeid has established herself as a leader in the Egyptian political and intellectual community. She is a graduate of Harvard University (1982), The American University in Cairo and Cairo University She has been a vocal and dynamic Member of Parliament from 1990-1995 where she served on the committees on Foreign Affairs, Education and Budget. She was concurrently elected Regional President of Parliamentarians for Global Action, an NGO based in New York. From 1992-1995 she served as advisor to the World Bank (MENA region). She has recently been appointed to the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights. She became a Member of the Egyptian Senate in January 2013. As an active member of the civil society she founded and chaired the Association for the Advancement of Education, (1995) a Cairo based NGO which supervises 100 government primary schools.
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