ADC Briefing: Transition to Meaningful Democracy in Egypt

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | 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 rsvp@adc.org. For more information about the briefing please contact Abed Ayoub at aayoub@adc.org, or at 202-244-2990.

 
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