Posted on October 24, 2011 in Arab American Institute

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Egyptian journalist and author Ashraf Khalil joins Arab American Institute president Dr. Jim Zogby for a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss Egypt one year after the beginning of the uprising. Ashraf Khalil is author of the recently-published book Liberation Square: The Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation. Khalil and Zogby will address the current hurdles facing the Egyptian revolution and their implications for future relations with the U.S.

Event details: The event will take place on Tuesday, January 31 in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

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