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.