Sunday, February 13, 2011

Details on Egypt riot-cfr/goldman sucks connection

I managed to find this online, and was lucky as once again brown has
been burying their info again.
This is the full press release of that Egyptian dissident Saad Eddin
Ibrahim who spoke at brown in 2005 when the entire Middle East Studies
dpt. was on sabbatical. I have the text packed away in storage, however
this is more than enough to show that what we are seeing in Egypt now
had origins as far back as 2005. Also notice the speakers for the panel
discussion below.
Peter Khan Zendran


http://brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2004-05/04-104.html
25th Journal/Brown Public Affairs Conference
Experts To Discuss ‘Democracy in Middle East: Is It Possible?’

Scholars, journalists and international experts will gather at Brown
University April 3 and 4, 2005, for the 25th annual Providence
Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference titled “Democracy in
the Middle East: Is It Possible?” The keynote address, a Stephen A.
Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture, will be delivered by Saad Eddin Ibrahim,
former Egyptian political prisoner and advocate for democracy and human
rights. All sessions are open to the public without charge.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a former political prisoner in
Egypt and now one of the Middle East’s best-known advocates for
democracy and human rights, will deliver the keynote address at the 25th
annual Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference.
Poster

The two-day conference, Sunday and Monday, April 3 and 4, 2005, will
focus on the question, “Democracy in the Middle East: Is It Possible?”
Both sessions – Ibrahim’s keynote Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and a panel
discussion of scholars and journalists Monday at 6:30 p.m. – will take
place in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
The conference is open to the public without charge; doors open 30
minutes before the event begins.

Ibrahim’s address is being presented by the University as a Stephen A.
Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.

“The elections in Afghanistan, Iraq and among the Palestinians, as well as plans for multiparty elections in Egypt, have stirred a new debate about whether democratic institutions and a culture of freedom can take root in the Middle East,” said Michael Chapman, vice president for public affairs and University relations at Brown. “The possibility of democratic reform in that part of the world is arguably the most strategically important issue on America’s foreign policy agenda, and it is one that will confront us for many years to come.”

“We are fortunate to have at this year’s conference a group of experienced and very interesting people from both the Middle East and the United States to debate this question,” Chapman continued. “They will bring to our community an array of informed perspectives, both personal and intellectual, about whether democracy is really possible in a region that has, so far, resisted the spread of democracy that has extended to most other parts of the world.”
Saad

Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Keynote speaker Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a sociologist by training, is a
vocal critic of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. His
published criticism and his activities as a sociology professor at the
American University of Cairo and founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for
Development Studies led to his indictment and conviction of defamation
in May 2002. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and had served
nearly one and a half years before Egypt’s highest criminal court
reversed his conviction.

Ibrahim is now a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., speaking and
writing on Egyptian political affairs and working on a project titled
“Egypt’s Transition from Dictatorship.” He remains professor of
political sociology at the American University in Cairo and chairman of
the board of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies.

The Panel Discussion

The conference continues Monday, April 4, with a panel discussion on
democracy in the Middle East at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center.
Panelists will include:

* Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, the American Enterprise
Institute. His recent books include Heaven on Earth: The Rise and
Fall of Socialism; The Imperative of American Leadership; and
Exporting Democracy.
* Salameh Nematt, Washington bureau chief, Al-Hayat and the Lebanese
Broadcasting Corp. Nematt has covered the Iran-Iraq war, the Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait that led to Desert Storm and developments in the
Arab-Israeli peace process. In addition to reports for a number of
news organizations, Nematt also served briefly as an advisor to the
King of Jordan.
* Nora Boustany, diplomatic correspondent, the Washington Post.
Boustany has been posted to the Middle East, serving as special
correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon, bureau chief in Amman, Jordan, and
a roving correspondent in most countries of the Middle East. She has
won many awards for her coverage, including the George Polk Award
for foreign news coverage.
* John R. (Rick) MacArthur, journalist, author, and president and
publisher of Harper's Magazine. A former assistant foreign editor
for UPI, MacArthur has written for the New York Times, the Wall
Street Journal and other national publications. His books include
Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War and The
Selling of Free Trade: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of
Democracy.

The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lectures

Since 1965, the Ogden Lectureship has presented the University and its
neighboring communities with authoritative and timely addresses about
international affairs.

Stephen A. Ogden Jr., a member of the Brown class of 1960, died in 1963
of injuries sustained in an automobile accident during his junior year.
The Ogden family established the lectureship to achieve what Ogden had
hoped to accomplish through a career in international relations: the
advancement of international peace and understanding.

As the University’s most distinguished lectureship in international
affairs, the Ogden Lectures have brought many heads of state, diplomats
and other observers of the international scene to Providence. Current
and former heads of state have included King Hussein and Queen Noor of
Jordan, Mario Soares of Portugal, Carlos Salinas of Mexico, Shimon Peres
of Israel, Mikhail Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union, Ragnar Grímsson
of Iceland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, Valery Giscard
d'Estaing of France, Bettino Craxi of Italy, and others.

Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference

The Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference was
originally conceived as a single lecture to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the Journal in 1980. At their first meeting, however, the
conference founders – Michael P. Metcalf, chairman and publisher of the
Providence Journal Co., and Howard R. Swearer, 15th president of Brown
University – immediately expanded the original lecture idea to a
three-day symposium featuring national experts.

The Public Affairs Conference was intended to be a contribution to
public discourse in Providence and Rhode Island by presenting
distinguished and informed commentators on issues of public concern.
Recent conferences have considered Homeland Insecurity: The Changing
Face of Immigration (2004); A Time of Great Consequence: America and the
World (the United States as the lone superpower, 2003); The City: No
Limits (2002); and The Dignity of Children (2001).

Democracy in the Middle East: Is It Possible?

4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005
Salomon Center for Teaching
The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, democracy and human rights activist, former
political prisoner in Egypt

6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005
Salomon Center for Teaching
Panel discussion

Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, the American Enterprise Institute
Salameh Nematt, Washington bureau chief, Al-Hayat and the Lebanese
Broadcasting Corp.
Nora Boustany, diplomatic correspondent, the Washington Post
John R. (Rick) MacArthur, journalist, president and publisher of
Harper's Magazine

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