Egypt: A Transition in Trouble?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Event Info


CCGA members, $10; nonmembers, $20


The Chicago Club

81 East Van Buren Street





The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Egypt is at a crossroads. For eighteen days in 2011, a popular peaceful uprising spread across the country and ultimately forced President Hosni Mubarak to cede power to the military. But for a nation recovering from decades of political stasis and the recent throes of uprising, 2012 has thus far yielded increasingly polarized politics, tension, and public discontent. As Egyptians continue to rebuild their country amidst the two prevailing political forces—the military and the Muslim Brotherhood—how should we consider the government’s ongoing transition?

Join The Chicago Council for a conversation on Egypt’s pivotal developments, looming political and social challenges, and how the country’s critical transformation will affect the region. Participants include: Craig Charney is president of Charney Research; Ashraf Khalil, author and journalist; and the Honorable Frank G. Wisner, foreign affairs advisor, Patton Boggs LLP and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt. Rachel Bronson, vice president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, moderates.

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