PANEL: AS EGYPT GOES, SO GOES THE MIDDLE EAST at Harvard University
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13th, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Harvard Law School, Ames Court Room – Holmes Hall 1 – 18 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
3:00 PM: Introduction: Brian Joyce – Radio Host – Talk Radio 102.3 WGOW
3:05 PM: Video Presentation: Rabaa Massacre – April 14, 2013 – Cairo, Egypt
3:15 PM: PANEL 1:: Eye witness and the future of Egypt
Panelists: Moderator: Rana Abdelhameed
Panelists: Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, Dr. Saif El-Din Abdel Fattah, Wael Qandil, and Nahla Nasser
4:00 PM: PANEL 2: FREEDOM OF SPEECH & HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EGYPT
Video Presentation: Human Rights Watch V: Sinai Massacre
Panelists: Sarah Leah Whitson, Sunjeev Bery, Shaimaa Hussein, Khalil Gueye, and Mohamad Elmasry
— 30 MINUTE BREAK –
5:30 PM: PANEL 3: MILITARY COUPS IN MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICA AND BEYOND
Panelists: Dr. Avi Chomsky, Dr. Cyrus Veeser, Debra Daugherty, and Dr. Hüsamettin İnaç
6:30 PM: PANEL 4: Military Coup – EGYPT, GAZA, AND PALESTINE
: Dr. Norman Finkelstein, William Ramsey Clark, Sarah Flounder, Mohamed Shahada (Mr. Shahada will join us live from Gaza via Skype)
7:30 PM: Message and statement to the Obama administration to be read by Missy Crutchfield.
7:40 PM: Final remarks by Harvard Student
7:50 PM: Closing statement and Thank You by Brian Joyce
HOST: Brian Joyce – Brian Joyce is the host of “The Brian Joyce Show” on Talk Radio 102.3 WGOW. He makes regular guest appearances on Fox News and CNN, and he has moderated panels on human rights & democracy at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Tennessee.
PANEL 1 GUESTS:
Dr. Saif El-Din Abdel Fattah – Professor of Economics & Political Science at the University of Cairo, former advisor to President Mohamed Morsi.
Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Dardery – Former Egyptian MP, President of the Center for Egyptian-American Dialogue (CEAD)
Nahla Nasser, MBA – Human rights advocate and spokeswoman for Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide.
Wael Qandil – Journalist – Editor in Chief of Alshorouk, 2009-2013. Editor-in-Chief at Alarabi Algdeed, 2013-2015.
PANEL 2 GUESTS:
Sarah Leah Whitson – Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division of Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Sunjeev Bery – Advocacy Director for Middle East North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA.
Khalil Gueye – Emmy-award-winning broadcaster, TV journalist, documentary writer and producer.
Dr. Mohamad Elmasry – Assistant Professor – Department of Communications – University of North Alabama.
Shaimaa Hussein – Human Rights researcher at The Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms.
PANEL 3 GUESTS:
Dr. Avi Chomsky – Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies – Salem State University
Cyrus Veeser – Author of A World Safe for Capitalism and Great Leaps Forward. Professor of History at Bentley University.
Debra Daugherty, MA – Journalist and Communications Strategist. Her partners have included the World Health Organization, Project Management International, Johnson & Johnson, and the Union for International Cancer Control.
Dr. Hüsamettin İnaç – Professor of Political Science & International Relations and Dean of Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences – Kütahya Dumlupinar University – Author of eleven books.
PANEL 4 GUESTS:
William Ramsey Clark – United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969
Dr. Norman Finkelstein – Professor of Political Science at Sakarya University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Turkey. Dr. Finkelstein is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions.
Sara Flounders – Writer and activist. She is a member of the Secretariat of Workers World Party, as well as a principal leader of the International Action Center.
Missy Crutchfield – Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi’s Be Magazine & Co-Founder and CEO, Gandhi Global Center for Peace with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi.
Rana Abdelhamid – MBA student at Harvard University who currently serves as the Northeast Representative on the National Resolutions Committee at Amnesty International USA.