Event: Feb 27 Join the “Inside Egypt” Conference Call

TIME SENSITIVE

Attention: Teachers, Students, Organizations

WACA Hot Topics: The World Affairs Councils of America has arranged a conference call for TN WAC to share with our schools, other interested organizations and TN WAC members. Contact TN WAC for more information and to sign up for this conference call opportunity. [PatRyan@TNWAC.org or Tel: 931-261-2353] RSVP ASAP and not later than 3pm, Friday, February 24th.

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Inside Egypt: The Path Forward
with Mohamed Younis, Gallup Senior Analyst

Monday, February 27, 2012
from 11:00 to 11:30am EST

Over the past year, Egyptians have experienced a historic revolution, a surge in optimism, and a series of political and economic successes and challenges. Gallup scientifically measured Egyptians’ attitudes and hopes about the country’s politics and economics multiple times throughout this crucial year in the country’s history.

Join WACA on Monday, February 27 at 11 am for a Hot Topics Conference call Inside Egypt: The Path Forward with Gallup Senior Analyst Mohamed Younis who will present the latest research on Egyptians’ views on the following topics:

  • the coming presidential election
  • Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel
  • the Arab Spring and events in Syria and Libya
  • the Egyptian military’s involvement in national politics
  • Egyptians’ preferred path to civilian rule

About the Speaker

Mohamed Younis, J.D.
Mohamed Younis is a Senior Analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of “Daughters of the Nile: The Evolution of Feminism in Egypt” (Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice, 2007), a study of the role of Islam in the women’s rights movement of modern Egypt. He makes frequent guest appearances for television, radio, and print media worldwide, including BBC Arabic, BBC Asia, and BBC Wales.

Mohamed has traveled to Belgium, Ireland, and Norway as a U.S. delegate of the Citizen Dialogue Project at the invitation of the Department of State. During his travels, Mohamed presented many lectures on the realities of Muslim life in the West and the experience of American Muslims. He conducted meetings with government officials in all three nations addressing Muslim integration in Western Europe and the United States.

In 2000, Mohamed cofounded a grassroots organization, ELEV8, which focused on addressing the concerns of Muslim youth in Southern California. Among ELEV8’s many activities, the organization worked to empower Muslim youth to use the arts to address challenges facing their communities. Mohamed has also been active in mentoring Muslim youth in detention facilities in Los Angeles, California, as well as Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Mohamed studied political sociology at the University of California, Riverside, with an emphasis on social change in the Muslim world and the Muslim-American experience. He received a juris doctorate degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Mohamed has lived and studied in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and is fluent in Arabic.

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TIME SENSITIVE – Contact TNWAC not later than 3pm Friay, February 24th to get the conference call dial-in information. [PatRyan@TNWAC.org or Tel: 931-261-2353]

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