A timely discussion tonight at UC: the Egyptian uprising

As rumors swirl that the military has seized power in Egypt and that President Hosni Mubarak (left) might step down, UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies will host a panel discussion this evening on the pro-democracy protests. Titled “Egypt: Reflections on the Uprising,” the panel will feature professors from Cal and other institutions. It will take place from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in room 112 of Wurster Hall.

The panelists will include:

  • Nezar AlSayyad, chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Charles Hirschkind, associate professor of anthropology
  • Saba Mahmood, associate professor of anthropology
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, associate professor of English, City College, NY
  • Yasmeen Daifallah, graduate student in political science
  • As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of politics, at CSU Stanislaus
Frances Dinkelspiel is co-founder and executive editor of Berkeleyside. Email: frances@berkeleyside.com.