[act-ma] 5/23 Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society (Mon)

James in Cambridge tompaine at hotmail.com
Sat May 21 14:41:08 PDT 2011


Monday, May 23, 2011 
Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society (A Panel featuring Wael Ghonim)
Time: 6:00p–7:30p 
Location: 34-101 
Join us for an engaging conversation on the role that the civil society can play in transforming Egypt post-revolution with speakers: 

Wael Ghonim: 
Wael is an activist, former Google Middle East Marketing Executive, and creator of the facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian revolution. Wael was a central figure in the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and was a subject of secret incarceration by Egyptian police during the revolution. He is among the TIME magazine's list of 100 most influential people of 2011 and is the 2011 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (in the name of the people of Egypt). 

Mona Mowafi: Dr. Mowafi is a postdoctoral research fellow in Social Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Moderator: 
Aly El Tayeb: 
PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and an MBA at MIT. 

The panel will discuss: 

* The role of civil society and grass roots organizing in Egypt Post-revolution 
* The role of the Egyptian diaspora in Egypt post-revolution 
* Using IT as a tool for development and social change
Open to: the general public 
Sponsor(s): MIT Egyptian Association, GSC Funding Board
For more information, contact:
Tamer Elkholy
clubegypt-board at mit.edu 

 		 	   		  
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