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How We Misunderstand Egypt

How We Misunderstand Egypt

  • Date / Time:
  • September 30, 2016
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • Perry World House
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • 3803 Locust Walk
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19104

Perry World House and FPRI

Egypt is one of the most important countries in the Arab world, and one of America’s most important allies in the Middle East. Yet the debate over policy toward Egypt is clouded by a fundamental misunderstanding of the Egyptian landscape, argues Aaron Rock-Singer his FPRI Philadelphia Paper, Islamists and Autocrats: What the Next Administration Needs to Know about Egypt.  Usually we think of Egypt’s political future as a contest between secular autocrats, on the one hand, and Islamists, on the other.  In doing so, we misapprehend both the autocrats and the Islamists, and Dr. Rock-Singer explains how—and what the implications are for U.S. policy toward Egypt.

 

Aaron Rock-SingerAaron Rock-Singer, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, is a social and intellectual historian of contemporary Islam. His research concerns the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East as it is negotiated by state institutions, Muslim Brothers, and Salafis. Dr. Rock-Singer holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.

 

The program will be moderated by Tally Helfont, Director of FPRI’s Program on the Middle East.


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