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How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days and the Future of Egypt Now
Eric Trager, Esther K. Wagner Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"The [Muslim] Brotherhood is neither a protest movement nor a political party, though it has occasionally behaved like both. It is first and foremost a vanguard--a rigidly hierarchical organization that seeks to transform Egyptian society, the Egyptian state, and ultimately the world according to its highly politicized interpretation of Islam."Eric Trager writing in Arab Fall.

The subtitle of Egyptian expert Eric Trager's latest book Arab Fall inspires the the far-reaching topic of his Thursday, April 20, Council program: "How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days and the Future of Egypt Now."

Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, was in Egypt in 2011 when the anti-Mubarak movement evolved into a revolt. He "returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with leaders in Egypt's government, military, political parties, media, and civil society."

With that grounding and those connections, Trager is armed with the tools he needs to "assess the current state of Egyptian politics and the prospects for a re-emergence of the Brotherhood."

As Trager has written, the "precipitous rise to power" of the Muslim Brotherhood" led to the election of President Mohamed Morsi in 2012 and the end of his administration in violence a year later.

Trager is a prolific writer, having been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic and the New Republic.

In 2006-2007, he lived in Egypt as an Islamic Civilizations Fulbright fellow, earing a Masters Degree in Arabic Studies with a concentration in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo. He was a research assistant at The Washington Institute from 2005 to 2006 after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in government and language citations in Arabic and Hebrew.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
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6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program & Book Signing
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Place:
Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas TX 75219
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Tickets:
$25 Members
$40 Non-Members
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