We Are All Egyptian: Untold Perspectives on the Uprising Against Mubarak
Please join us for a panel discussion on the recent uprising in Egypt.
This event is FREE and open to the public! Please come to learn more about the recent events, their historical context and significance, and to get information on sources and resources for keeping up-to-date about the situation and for taking action in support of the people of Egypt!
Time: Saturday, February 5 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery is a professor of Cultural Studies and Critical Discourse at South Valley University in Egypt. He earned his PhD. in English from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dardery has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the Arab World and United States. He has been a Peace Fellow and more recently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Dr. Dardery has had the unique experience of working as a volunteer at a polling place in Egypt during their presidential election of 2005 as well as working for a polling site during our recent presidential election.
Dr. Ragui Assaad is a professor at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He researches labor policy and labor market analysis in developing countries, with his recent research focusing on the effects of economic reform on the Egyptian labor market, female labor supply in Egypt, and community development efforts among Cairo's informal waste collectors. Assaad has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Ford Foundation, and UNICEF. Assaad is a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey. He received a doctorate in city and regional planning from Cornell University and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He earned the Humphrey Institute's teacher of the year award in 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2000.
Ayah Helmy is an Egyptian-American. Born in Minneapolis, Ayah lived for eight years in Egypt throughout her childhood. Ayah holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian politics, and she is currently pursuing a law degree at William Mitchell College of Law.
Susan Gad is an Egyptian-American born and raised in the Twin Cities. She is active in Middle Eastern politics, with most of her energy spent on local Palestine solidarity campaigns. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. She also holds a juris doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and is a practicing attorney in Minneapolis.