NATHAN J. BROWN, George Washington University and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Presented by CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Since the overthrow of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Muhammad Morsi, on July 3, 2013, a constitutional process has been underway in which Egypt’s temporary rulers have promised to deliver a more democratic and consensual constitution. That process is nearing completion and should be followed by a referendum on the document and then parliamentary and presidential elections. But critics charge that the process is unlikely to resolve Egypt’s political divisions and that it might only mask authoritarianism. Nathan Brown will examine Egypt’s political prospects in light of the tumultuous events of the past two and one-half years.
Nathan J. Brown is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Professor Brown scholarly work over the years has focused on Egypt, Islamist movements, Palestinian politics, Arab law, and constitutionalism. His latest book, When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics, was published by Cornell University Press in early 2012. In 2009, Professor Brown was named a Carnegie scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. For the 2009–2010 academic year, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2013 he was named a Guggenheim fellow. In addition to his academic work, Brown has served on advisory committees for Human Rights Watch and the committees drafting the Palestinian and Iraqi constitutions. He has also served as a consultant to USAID, the United Nations Development Program, and several NGOs.