[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.






Iason Athanasiadis, Kristin Fabbe, Fotini Christia



E40-496 Lucian Pye Conference Room

*Sponsored by:*


Center for International Studies



Open to the public

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