September 13, 2013, 9:00 am - May 21, 2019, 3:21 pm


Four Seasons
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007 (Map)

The Middle East Institute is proud to present an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.

The morning sessions will consider challenges relating to Egypt’s political transition. “Forging a Viable Political Path” will consider the steps that political actors must take to restore Egypt’s path to democracy, while the second session, “Working Toward a National Reconciliation,” will bring together liberal and Islamist voices to explore how opposing sides can reconcile and work together to forge a more pluralistic government and society.

Morning Session Schedule:

9:00 am-9:15am Introductory Remarks
Amb. Wendy Chamberlin, Middle East Institute

9:15am-10:45am Panel I: Forging A Viable Political Path
Moderated by David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Khalil al Anani, Middle East Institute
Graeme Bannerman, Middle East Institute
Karim Haggag, National Defense University
Tarek Masoud, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

10:45am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:30pm Panel II: Working Toward National Reconciliation
Moderated by Thomas Friedman, New York Times  
Nader Bakkar, al Nour Party
Dina Guirguis, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Wael Haddara, former senior advisor to Mohamed Morsi
Hani Sarie Eldin, al Dostour Party