Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society (A Panel featuring Wael Ghonim)

Egypt: Towards a Vibrant Civil Society (A Panel featuring Wael Ghonim)

Monday, May 23 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

MIT Campus, Building 34 room 101
50 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an engaging conversation on the role that the civil society can play in transforming Egypt post-revolution with speakers:

Wael Ghonim:

Wael is an activist, former Google Middle East Marketing Executive, and creator of the facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian revolution. Wael was a central figure in the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and was a subject of secret incarceration by Egyptian police during the revo…lution. He is among the TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2011 and is the 2011 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (in the name of the people of Egypt).

Mona Mowafi:

Mona is a research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in Social Epidemiology in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health working on health inequities and burden of chronic diseases in Egypt and the Arab world. Mona is also developing a new program at Harvard on Social Enterprise and Transformative Philanthropy in the Arab world. She has lived and worked in Egypt and Lebanon.

Aly El Tayeb:
Aly is a graduate of Cairo University, where he worked on a number of initiatives in the areas of university independence and elections monitoring. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA at MIT, and is interested in utilizing technology for development.

The panel will discuss:
The role of civil society and grass roots organizing in Egypt Post-revolution, the role of the Egyptian diaspora in Egypt post-revolution and using IT as a tool for development and social change.

This event is sponsored  by the Egyptian community at Harvard and the Egyptian club at MIT.


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