ADC Briefing: Transition to Meaningful Democracy in Egypt

Washington, DC | | February 28, 2011 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Congressional African Staff Association (CASA) and the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) are co-sponsoring a Congressional Briefing to discuss the Transition to Meaningful Democracy in Egypt. The briefing will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (11:00 AM to 12:15 PM), Room 2203, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Doors will open at 10:30 AM, and the program will start promptly at 11:00 AM.

The briefing will highlight what lies ahead for Egypt as the country moves towards establishing a democratic political system. Panelists will discuss the key factors affecting a successful transition – including constitutional reforms, individual freedoms, electoral reforms, freedom of the press, and the role of the youth in this pivotal time in Egypt’s history.

Scheduled speakers include:

Professor Adel Iskandar – Media and Communications Lecturer, Georgetown University 

Tamer N. Mahmoud, Esq.

Professor Sahar Aziz – Legal Fellow for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center

Khaled Beydoun – Founding Member, Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN)

Abed Ayoub – Legal Director, ADC, Moderator

This briefing is open to the public and Congressional staffers alike. To RSVP, please send an email to For more information about the briefing please contact Abed Ayoub at, or at 202-244-2990.


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