Current Political Standoff and Constitutional Crisis in Egypt: An Expert Panel Discussion
Date(s) - 08/12/2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recently, President Morsi called upon the Egyptian people for a referendum on the proposed Constitution.
This call divided Egyptians into two camps: one supporting the Constituent Assembly process and the call for the referendum, and another altogether discrediting the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly and hence the call for the referendum.
As members of the Ottawa Chapter of the Dostour Party, we believe that the public, Egyptians and non-Egyptians, need to be well-informed about the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed Constitution in post-Revolution Egypt. We believe that such open discussion can cultivate reason and understanding, which is badly needed in these hard times, with us so far from the homeland.
For that, we are hosting a public expert panel discussion of the current political stand-off occurring in Egypt, as well as the proposed Constitution.
Our esteemed guest speakers are:
Dr. May Telmissany
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Ottawa
Area of expertise: Arab cinema and culture, Intercultural relations and transnationalism
Dr. Mohammad Fadel
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law
University of Toronto – Faculty of Law
Area of expertise: Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.
Dr. Paul Sedra
Associate Professor of History
Simon Fraser University
Area of expertise: Social and cultural history of the modern Middle East.
Venue: Room 5050, Minto Center, Carleton University. (Accessible via the O-train and Parking is available at Lot P2 at a flat rate of $2)
Time: Saturday December 8th from 2 pm to 4 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door, cash or cheque only please. Any contributions towards the event costs are welcome.
Light snacks will be provided.
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