Book Launch & Author Talk: Adel Iskandar, "Egypt in Flux"
is pleased to present an author talk by
Post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
Moderated by Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, Harvard University
About the event:
- Twenty free copies of Egypt in Flux will be available on a first come, first served basis to Harvard students attending this talk (please have your Harvard ID available).
- This is a brown bag (bring-your-own) lunch event. Cookies and beverages provided.
About the author:
Adel Iskandar is a scholar of media and international communication. He is the author and coauthor of several works including Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (co-authored with Mohammed el-Nawawy, Basic Books, 2003). Iskandar's work deals with the intersections of media (print, electronic, and digital), culture, identity, and politics, and he has lectured extensively on these topics at universities worldwide. His latest publications include two coedited volumes titled Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (co-edited with Hakem Rustom, University of California Press, 2010) and Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Tadween, 2013). Iskandar has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Kentucky, American University, and the University of Texas-Austin. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.
About Egypt in Flux:
No chapter in Egypt's contemporary history has been more turbulent and unpredictable than the past three years. In a very short period of time, the Arab world's most populous country has seen a transition from rule by an iron-fisted dictatorship to a populist uprising to military omnipotence to Islamist electoral victory to constitutional turmoil to societal polarization. Egypt's iconic revolution has been neither victorious nor defeated. Egypt in Flux is a collection of essays on the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of change in the country's ongoing revolutionary current. From the conditions that precipitated the uprising and the eruption of national dissent to the derailing of the revolution, the author reflects on the pressing topics of the day while being mindful of the counterrevolutionary movements and the continuation of the Revolution. From discussions about the illusion of fair and free elections, social inequities, and labor disparity to examinations of religion, sports, literature, and sexuality, the essays in this volume chart both the broad lines and the nuances of an unfinished revolution.
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This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
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