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Forum planned on conflict in Egypt

From the overthrow of Mubarak after weeks of demonstrations during Arab Spring in 2011, through the election that gave the Muslim Brotherhood a parliamentary majority and the presidency in 2012, to the military overthrow of new president Morsi this past July, Egypt has been the sight of significant upheaval in recent years.

 A forum on conflict in Egypt is scheduled at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, in room 112 of Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. This event is free and open to the public.

Participants will include Tom Prasch, history faculty, offering historical background; Ali Khan, School of Law faculty, analyzing the rewriting of the constitution to make Egypt an Islamic state; Bassima Schbley, social work faculty, discussing the ideological and strategic alliances of the Muslim Brotherhood; and Chris Hamilton, political science faculty, on treating American policy in Egypt (and perhaps answering the vexed question: is it a coup yet?).  The design of the forum will be for the participants to offer brief presentations, after which we open the floor for questions, comments and discussion from the audience.

The event is sponsored by the Washburn chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, history honorary society. For more information, call 670-2060.


(Dena Anson, 785-670-1711)