[act-ma] 2/25 Inside Tahrir Square 2 PM

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Feb 24 21:08:43 PST 2011


Starr Forum: Inside Tahrir Square

February 25, 2011  2:00p--3:30p

Featured speaker: Iason Athanasiadis
Moderating: Kristin Fabbe, Fotini Christia

Fresh from Cairo, Iason Athanasiadis will share about the 24 crucial 
hours spent inside Tahrir Square on the Wednesday night/Thursday morning 
when the Mubarak loyalists attacked and how it turned the entire 
momentum from one of violent repression to one of negotiations and 
concessions. Athanasiadis is a Farsi-speaking journalist who currently 
resides in Afghanistan. He studied Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern 
Studies at Oxford and was a 2008 Nieman fellow at Harvard. He studied 
for a Masters at the Iranian Foreign Ministry's think-tank in Tehran and 
was imprisoned in Tehran's Evin Prison on espionage charges during the 
2009 post-election unrest. Joining the discussion will be Kristin Fabbe, 
PhD student, MIT Department of Political Science and Fotini Christia, 
Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Political Science.

*Category:*

	

lectures/conferences
global/international

*Speaker:*

	

Iason Athanasiadis, Kristin Fabbe, Fotini Christia

*Location:*

	

E40-496 Lucian Pye Conference Room

*Sponsored by:*

	

Center for International Studies

*Admission:*

	

Open to the public

*For more information:*

	


starrforum at mit.edu

	

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