Boston, Massachussetts (PRWEB) April 07, 2016
Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide, a group of Egyptians promoting, lobbying, and collaborating with diverse individuals, movements, and institutions for democracy, legitimacy, and human rights in Egypt and around the world, will host a conference next week on Human Rights at Harvard University.
Titled “As Egypt Goes, So Goes the Middle East,” the half-day conference will feature four panels: past military coups and dictatorships globally within modern history, the relation of the current situations in Egypt and Palestine, thoughts on the future of Egypt and the Middle East by eyewitnesses to the present situation, and human rights violations within Egypt today.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13th, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Harvard Law School, Ames Court Room, Second Floor; 18 Everett Street, Holmes Hall 1, Cambridge, MA 02138
WHAT: The website for the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055781287814341/?active_tab=posts
Additional sponsors of the event include Human Rights Watch, CODEPINK, Center for Egyptian American Dialogue, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, International Action Center, Turkish American Media and Journalist Association, Gandhi's Be Magazine, and Ghorba.
CONTACT: Mohamed Ismail, event organizer: madymh(at)hotmail(dot)com, (706) 218-1638.
Please find bios of the speakers below:
William Ramsey Clark, United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969
Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Professor at Sakarya University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Turkey. Dr. Finkelstein is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions.
Dr. Avi Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Salem State University
Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Dardery is President of the Center for Egyptian-American Dialogue (CEAD) and a former Egyptian MP.
Cyrus Veeser, author of A World Safe for Capitalism and Great Leaps Forward, is a specialist in U.S. foreign economic policy, with special interest in Latin America. He is Professor of History at Bentley University.
Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division of Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Sunjeev Bery, Advocacy Director for Middle East North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA.
Khalil Gueye, Emmy-award-winning television broadcaster, journalist, and documentary writer and producer.
Dr. Saif El-Din Abdel Fattah teaches Islamic political theory and political thought at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at the University of Cairo. He is also a former advisor for Mohamed Morsi. At the same university he is the executive head of the Program for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures.
Dr. Mohamad Elmasry, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama.
Nahla Nasser, MBA, is a human rights advocate and Spokeswoman for Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide.
Wael Qandil is a journalist who worked as editor in chief in alshorouk newspaper from 2009 to 2013, and was the first editor-in-chief at Alarabi Algdeed from 2013 to 2015.
Debra Daugherty, MA is a senior communications specialist who works with the public and private sector to develop communications strategy and delivers measurable outcomes.
Missy Crutchfield is Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi's Be Magazine & Co-Founder and CEO, Gandhi Global Center for Peace with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi.
Sara Flounders is an American political writer and has been active in 'progressive' and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. She is a member of the Secretariat of Workers World Party, as well as a principal leader of the International Action Center.
Brian Joyce is a television and radio host based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Rana Abdelhamid, MBA student at Harvard University who currently serves as the Northeast Representative on the National Resolutions Committee at Amnesty International USA.