Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy -- It's been nearly three years since Egypt's revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Since then, we've also seen the fall of Egypt's first democratically elected president -- Mohammed Morsi --and a violent crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the way forward is unclear. This program presents an international town hall with audiences in Los Angeles and Cairo, who debate what the military's recent government takeover means for Egypt's fragile democracy; the Muslim Brotherhood's future in Egyptian politics and society; the role of Islam in politics and public life; and how Americans perceive recent developments in Egypt. Panelists include: Sarah Eltantawi, post-doctoral fellow in Arab studies at UC Berkeley, specializing in political Islam in the contemporary Muslim world; Maha Awadi, Egyptian-American host, producer and media consultant who worked in Egypt for 14 years; and Ambassador Raouf Saad, former assistant foreign minister of Egypt.