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.
Distinguished Senior Fellow at the New York think tank Demos
Egyptian New Yorker; columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues
Editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine
Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University; specializes in revolutions
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)
Egyptian New Yorker; PhD candidate in the Departments of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and History at NYU
Deputy Director of the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy; one of the leaders of the Albanian student movement
witness to revolution in South Africa; studied peace building and conflict resolution at NYU
witness to revolution in Cuba
witness to revolution in Iran
Ali Al Sayed
Egyptian New Yorker; owns Kebab Café in Little Egypt, Astoria, Queens
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