The Revolution Continues: Egypt’s Activists and their Struggle for Bread, Freedom and Social Justice

Albuquerque largeLecture today by Nivien Saleh (9VJZC4AJSM9H), 3 pm to 5 pm, followed by reception.
Sponsors: Center for International Studies and Albuquerque International Association
Location: UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM

Theme:
When Egypt’s population rose up in January 2011, pundits and some academics quickly determined that Twitter and Facebook had liberated the people from dictatorship. With two years hindsight, how good a prognosis was this? Dr. Nivien Saleh’s presentation will take a close look at Egypt’s activists and examine how they fared after President Mubarak’s ouster. Get to know Noha Atef, the young woman behind the human rights blogTortureinEgypt.Net, Ahmed Maher, the founder of the April 6 Youth Movement, which played a central role in kickstarting the revolution, and Ali Salah, a young man who had never cared much about politics but who became one of the first to join the demonstrations that ousted President Mubarak. What battles did these committed men and women fight, win, or lose? How successful has the revolution been? Has President Morsi betrayed their hopes for democracy?

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3 thoughts on “The Revolution Continues: Egypt’s Activists and their Struggle for Bread, Freedom and Social Justice

  1. Nivien –

    I hope you will post a transcript of your lecture. I have tried to keep up with some of the struggles going on in Egypt but my understanding is very limited. It seems to me that freedom and democracy are having a very hard time taking root in the aftermath of the revolution. That seems to be a pattern for popular uprisings. They succeed and then, when the excitement wanes, those who fear the popular will take over. The U.S. Constitution represents that process. The only thing that preserved liberty was the first ten amendments and they have been under assault ever since their adoption. In Castro’ s Cuba and Franco’s Spain and Stalin’s Russia that process played out with much worse outcomes.

    If you read my latest post on my blog, you will see that I am feeling very depressed about how things are going in America. I would like to see how you see the “Arab Spring” which was the most exciting and hopeful event in the past thirty or forty years.

    Bob

    > WordPress.com > Nivien Saleh posted: “Lecture today by Nivien Saleh (9VJZC4AJSM9H), 3 > pm to 5 pm, followed by reception. Sponsors: Center for International > Studies and Albuquerque International Association Location: UNM > Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque,” >

  2. Quite the travelling lecturer. Congratulations. May you have many more similar engagements and requests for your presence and insight.

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