Past Event


Egypt’s Revolution Four Years Later

Reflecting on the Past and Looking Ahead to the Future

Four years after the first protests ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt remains in the midst of unfinished political and economic transitions at a time of new security threats across the Middle East. As the most populous Arab country, Egypt is central to achieving stability and progress in the Middle East.

On January 23, please join the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation for a program reflecting on the past four years of Egypt’s transition, featuring a keynote address by retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, former commander of the U.S. Central Command. The program will include an expert panel discussing the Center for American Progress’ new report “A New Anchor for U.S.-Egypt Relations: Looking to the Future and Learning from the Past Four Years of Egypt’s Transitions,” authored by Brian Katulis and Mokhtar Awad.

It will also feature a discussion on a new book by The Century Foundation’s Thanassis Cambanis new book Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. In the book, Cambanis argues that after Egypt’s failed revolution, the country will face continued turmoil until its government begins to address the root economic and political grievances that drove the 2011 uprising and until the country’s opposition forces repair their own profound divisions. The book will be available for purchase at the event.

10:00 a.m.
Welcoming remarks:

Rudy deLeon, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Gen. James N. Mattis, former Commander, U.S. Central Command

10:30 a.m.
Panel 1:
A New Anchor for U.S.-Egypt Relations: Looking to the Future and Learning from the Past Four Years of Egypt’s Transitions
Amy Hawthorne, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Michael Hanna, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Mokhtar Awad, Research Associate, Center for American Progress
Moderator:
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

11:30 a.m.
Panel 2:

Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story
Thanassis Cambanis, Author, Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story; Fellow, The Century Foundation
Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator:
Hardin Lang, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress