Thursday, May 7, 2015
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Ismail Alexandrani is a visiting journalist with the Wilson Center, and is also a Research Fellow at the Paris-based Arab Reform Initiative. He is an expert in Sinai affairs and the relationship between progressive Islamists and secularized liberals in Egypt. Culturally and historically, the Sinai peninsula is an extraordinary part of the Middle East. Our speaker has participated in many human-rights monitoring committees, (e.g. relations with Christian Copts) and at the same time, has studied social mobility and youth activism in Egypt. When he is not writing or lecturing, Mr. Alexandrani is a commentator on media outlets such as the BBC and France 24.
Alexandrani is a member of CAP’s Young Leaders Forum. He participated in several exchange and public diplomacy programs with both Eastern and Western European countries. He was also active in several activities against sectarianism and discrimination of Copts, against sexual harassment and the building of civic awareness campaigns.