Can Egypt Reconstitute Itself? Archeology, Engineering, and Politics


Thursday, November 29, 2012, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA


Nathan BrownNathan Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University. Professor Brown received his BA in political science from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD in Politics and Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. He teaches courses on Middle Eastern politics, as well as more general courses on comparative politics and international relations. His dissertation received the Malcolm Kerr Award from the Middle East Studies Association in 1987.

Professor Brown is the recipient of Fulbright grants to study in Egypt and the Gulf and teach in Israel. He also served two years as Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Professor Brown was recently selected as a 2009 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Under this grant, he will analyze the impacts of increased participation by Islamist groups in electoral politics on both the movements themselves and the political systems in which they operate.

Recent publications include: When Victory is Not an Option (Cornell, January 2012); Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine (University of California, 2003); and, Constitutions in a Non-Constitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government (SUNY, 2001).

Presented by the Middle East Seminar.

Click here for a list of related lectures in the Fall 2012 FOCUS ON: Arab Transformation lecture series.

Contact: Marina Ivanova
Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

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