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A Tunisian demonstrator throws a rock during clashes with security forces on Mohamed V avenue in Tunis on January 14, 2011. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty)

The Brian Lehrer Show: Regime Change and the Aftermath

part of The NEXT New York Conversation

Friday, February 11, 2011

10:00 AM

In response to the pro-democracy protests in Egypt and around the Arab world, The Brian Lehrer Show and It’s A Free Country are calling a meeting.  The agenda:  understanding revolution.  We’re inviting people with first-hand experience of revolution from all over the world to gather with interested audience members for an in-depth conversation about what happens after an uprising. Journalists, academics and policy experts will be there to inform and be informed by those with their ears to the ground.  Join us for a special show, in a special moment.


Benjamin Barber
Distinguished Senior Fellow at the New York think tank Demos

Mona Eltahaway
Egyptian New Yorker; columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues

Gideon Rose
Editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine

Simon Schama
Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University; specializes in revolutions

Jeff Goodwin
Professor of Sociology at NYU; specializes in social uprisings

Youssef M. Ibrahim
Egyptian; former NYTimes Middle East and European correspondent; Bureau Chief in Tehran (1978-1979)

Omar Cheta
Egyptian New Yorker; PhD candidate in the Departments of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and History at NYU

Shinasi Rama
Deputy Director of the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy; one of the leaders of the Albanian student movement

Didi Ogude
witness to revolution in South Africa; studied peace building and conflict resolution at NYU

Gladys Carbo-Flower
witness to revolution in Cuba

Shiva Sarram
witness to revolution in Iran

Ali Al Sayed
Egyptian New Yorker; owns Kebab Café in Little Egypt, Astoria, Queens

The NEXT New York Conversation is made possible in part by a generous grant from MetLife Foundation.

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