April 10, 2012
Washington, D.C. – More than a year after mass protests forced Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak from power, the potential of Egypt’s revolution has yet to be realized. Despite a renewed pledge of $1.5 billion in aid by the U.S. to Egypt, the direction of the country and its relations with the U.S. are uncertain. Although parliamentary elections were held during the winter and presidential elections are scheduled for this summer, Egypt’s constitutional panel is marred by disagreements reflecting the divided state of the nation, including a small group of liberals and minorities facing a strong majority composed of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Foreign Policy Project (FPP) will hold a panel discussion on the future of Egypt and the implications for U.S. national security interests and foreign policy. Last year, FPP released two groundbreaking papers that analyzed the problems facing the country and how U.S. policymakers could help Egyptians find solutions.
General (ret.) Jim Jones
BPC Senior Fellow
Former National Security Advisor; Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Ambassador Sameh Shukry
Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S.
Dr. Robert Satloff
Executive Director, Washington Institute
Executive Director, American Islamic Congress
BPC Panel Discussion on the Future of Egypt
Thursday, April 19, 2012
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Space is limited. Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Foreign Policy Project, Strategic Public Diplomacy Initiative