The Global Salon: Cities in Egypt

In collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival

Thursday, October 27, 2011

7:00 PM

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The Global Salon: EGYPT provoked the spirit of the series. Our Egyptian salon transcended an energy of advocacy with the uprisings in Cairo's Tahrir Square as its nucleus and expanded this focal force to surrounding areas of the region and the evolving political and cultural transformations. Through extraordinary perspectives in music and culture, Host Eddie Robinson facilitated dialogue that featured an astounding look at the role of Egypt's women and youth. We examined the restoration of a “new” country in its transition to democracy and the reverberations experienced throughout the Northern regions of Africa and beyond.

Conversation and Performance with

Mona Eltahawy Award-winning Journalist, activist, former correspondent for Reuters, UK’s The Guardian, and U.S. News and World Report

Omar Cheta Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate — Middle Eastern Studies, NYU

Malika Zarra Singer/composer/producer  with the velvety, sinuous mezzo-soprano voice has demonstrated a rare ability to communicate both powerful and subtle ideas and feelings in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French and English

Rula Jebreal Italo-Palestinian journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. Jebreal earned the highest journalism award, the International Ischia Award for Best Journalist of the Year

Basem Fathy Egyptian activist; 'Human Rights First' Awards Recipient; Co-founder of the April 6 Youth Movement, the Egyptian Facebook group which served as a precursor to the historic Tahrir Square uprisings in Cairo

Evening includes a complimentary glass of wine and snacks that honor the country of exploration.

Guests:

Omar Cheta, Mona Eltahawy, Basem Fathy, Rula Jebreal and Malika Zarra

Hosted by:

Eddie Robinson