CMES: Egypt: Unfinished Revolution?


Monday, February 6, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA


The Egyptians - a Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished RevolutionThe Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Jack Shenker
Journalist; author, The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Khaled Fahmy
Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle East History, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Professor of History, American University in Cairo

Six years on from Egypt’s January 25 revolution, the Arab World's most populous nation remains in a state of volatility, marked by an ailing economy, a security crisis, and unprecedented levels of repression. In this talk, Jack Shenker will join Khaled Fahmy to discuss Shenker's recent book The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution, which argues that conventional accounts of Egypt's turmoil must be rethought, and connecting unrest in the country with a far wider breakdown of the global political order.

Jack Shenker is an award-winning journalist based in London and Cairo, whose reporting has spanned the globe. Formerly Egypt correspondent for The Guardian, his coverage of the Egyptian revolution received multiple prizes. In 2012, his investigation into the deaths of African migrants in the Mediterranean was named news story of the year at the prestigious One World media awards. The Egyptians, published by Allen Lane/Penguin in the UK and The New Press in the US, is his first book.

Contact: Liz Flanagan