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The Department of History, Middle East Studies Student Initiative (MESSI), Center for Research on International and Global Studies (RIGS), and Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) present:
"Religion and Democracy in the Middle East: A New Generation of the Muslim Brotherhood Takes the Stage"
with Ibrahim El Houdaiby, leading young member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo
Wednesday, October 8, 2008,
Humanities Instructional Building, Room 135
El Houdaiby will discuss the history and current positions of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the situation of democracy in Egypt today, the rise of a new generation of secular and religious
cyber-activists, the challenges and successes they"ve encountered in struggling for democracy, and the role of U.S. policy in furthering or stifling democracy in the Middle East.
Ibrahim El Houdaiby is a leader of the emerging generation of political and social activists associated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest religiously-founded group of its kind in the Middle East. He is a board member of ikhwanweb.com, the Muslim Brotherhood"s Official English Website. A graduate of the American University in Cairo, he holds a B.A. in political economy, and is currently working towards an MA in Islamic Studies at the High
Institute of Islamic Studies in Cairo. He is a freelance columnist and researcher, with published articles and research papers in Arabic and English periodicals and journals. His Arabic works were published on IslamOnline.net, IkhwanOnline.com, Weghaat Nazar Monthly, Contemporary Muslim Quarterly, Al Badeel Newspaper and Al Dostoor Newspaper. His English works were published in th Guardian, Daily News Egypt, Jewish Daily Forward, World Politics Review, CommonGroundNews.org, Conflics Forum and CEPS.
This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Mark LeVine, 949.824.8304.