AUC Tahrir campus

Tahrir Dialogue Series

After the extraordinary events of January 25, Egypt is hoping for a better future. The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) launched a new initiative to contribute actively to Egypt's development in this critical transitional phase. The Building Better Egypt Initiative's objective is to create awareness and promote broad debate among the Egyptian community around the changes and/or developments taking place in the political arena. 

The initiative focuses on four main tracks:

  • Managing the transition: Expectations and strategies
  • Restarting competitive politics: Egypt’s new parties
  • Ensuring media freedom: What is needed to protect freedom of the press
  • Constitution reform: The referendum and the revolution

Tahrir Dialogue - Special Webinar Series

Tahrir Dialogue Events

  • Speaker: Meshal Faham AlSulmiPresident of the Arab Parliament

    Moderator: Anissa E. Haasouna, Member of the Egyptian Parliament 

    Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speaker: Shibley Telhami, Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

    Moderator: Karim Haggag, Professor and Director of the Center for American Studies and Research 

    Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speaker: Nassif Hitti, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)

    Moderator: Ibrahim Awad, Professor of Practice and Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo

    Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus  

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  • Speakers: 

    Ibrahim El Amin, Deputy Chair of Umaa Party, Leader in Forces of Freedom and Change and Member of Dialogue Committee with Transitional Military Council

    El Shafie Khedir, Writer and Political Leader 

    Ibrahim El Badawi, Director of Economic Research Forum 

    Salah Manna, Leader in Forces of Freedom and Change and Advisor to Secretary-General

    Moderator: Hamid E. Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration

    Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

    Venue: Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speakers:
    Adrian Hauri, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland, Egypt

    Ronald Ofteringer, Head of Delegation, The International Committee of the Red Cross, Cairo

    Cecilia Udden, award-winning foreign correspondent, Swedish Radio

    Moderator: Khaled Mansour, writer and commentator on current affairs

    Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speaker: Chung-in Moon, special advisor to the ROK President for Unification and National Security Affairs

    Moderator: Professor Robert Mason, associate professor and Director of the Middle East Studies Center

    Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speakers:
    Michael Beary, Major General (retd.), Former UNIFIL Force Commander
    Aileen Keating, UNTSO Jerusalem
    Ehab Khadr, Brigadier General
    Karim Makdisi, Associate Professor, International Politics, American University in Beirut
    Mona Hammam, Former UN Resident Coordinator, Lebanon 

    Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Venue: AUC Tahrir Square campus, Oriental Hall  

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  • Speaker: Nasser Al Kidwa, Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Palestinian National Authority

    Moderator: Aly Erfan, Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration

    Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Venue: AUC Tahrir Square campus, Oriental Hall  

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  • Speaker: Shibley Telhami, Professor, of Government and Politics, University of Maryland  

    Moderator: Karim Haggag, Director of the Center for American Studies and Research, AUC

    Discussant: Mohamed Kamal, Director of the Center of International Area Studies, Cairo University

    Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Venue: Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, Opera 1 Ballroom    

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  • Speaker: Abdel Moneim Saeed

    Hosted by: Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean and Professor of Practice in Diplomacy

    Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speaker: Satoru Mori, Professor, Faculty of Law, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

    Discussant: Mohamed Kamal, Professor, Political Science, Cairo University

    Moderator: Hussein Amin, Professor and Director, Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism

    Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus

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  • Speaker: Ramzy Ezz ElDin Ramzy, Deputy Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria

    Hosted by: Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean and Professor of Practice in Diplomacy

    Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Venue: Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, Opera 1 Ballroom  

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