AUC Tahrir campus

Tahrir Dialogue

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 launched a new initiative to contribute actively to the development of Egypt in this critical transitional phase. The objective of the Building Better Egypt Initiative 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 Events

  • 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 Campus, Oriental Hall  
    Watch video: here

  • 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 Campus, Oriental Hall  
    Watch video: here

  • 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    
    Watch video: here

  • 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   
    Watch video: here 

  • 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 
    Watch video: here

  • 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  
    Watch video: here