Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

Political and Religious Developments in Egypt Today: The Viewpoint of a Personal Participant in the Arab Spring

May 2, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location
Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room
Cost : Free
Lecture
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Religious Studies Department ; SCU's Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ahmed Salah has been an activist and member of Egypt's protest movements since 2001. Most notably, Salah was a founding member of the Kifaya Movement (the Egyptian Movement for Change) in 2004 and served on its Coordinators Council. He also co-founded and worked as coordinator for Youth for Change - a youth movement under the umbrella of Kifaya.

In addition, he was the co-founder, strategist, and foreign affairs representative of the April 6 Youth Movement and a principal organizer for Egypt's January 25th Revolution of 2011. At present, he is the Coordinator for the Coalition of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in Egypt and working to found an NGO (the Activism Research Center) in the United States to help activists worldwide in the struggle against tyranny.

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Monica DeLong
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