Posted on January 26, 2012 in Press Releases


Capitol Hill: Ashraf Khalil Briefing on Egypt one Year Later

The Arab American Institute (AAI) will host a briefing on Capitol Hill next Tuesday, January 31 to discuss the situation in Egypt one year after the uprising with renowned Egyptian journalist Ashraf Khalil. Khalil is author of the recently-published book Liberation Square: The Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation and will join AAI president James Zogby in addressing the current hurdles facing the Egyptian revolution and their implications for future relations with the U.S.

The event will broadcast on AAI's Livestream Channel

Ashraf Khalil is a journalist and author of the recently-published book Liberation Square: The Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation. He has reported for numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, and Foreign Policy. Liberation Square has received excellent reviews; Foreign Policy listed Liberation Square in its 21 books to read in 2012. Salon calls it a “thrilling account of Egypt’s revolution” and Publisher’s Weekly says, “Khalil’s account is essential reading, evoking the urgency and vitality of the Arab spring’s Egyptian chapter.”

Dr. James Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington D.C.-based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Since 1985, Dr. Zogby and AAI have led Arab American efforts to secure political empowerment in the U.S. He is the author of Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters.

Event details:

What: Hill Briefing with Ashraf Khalil and James Zogby: “Egypt: One Year after the Revolution”

When: Tuesday, January 31. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)

Journalists interested in covering the briefing should contact Omar Tewfik at (202) 652-4988

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