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For immediate release: October 13, 2010
Media contact: Joy Scharfstein, (609) 258-8386, jscharfs@princeton.edu

Activist and scholar Ibrahim to discuss Arab dissidents Oct. 12

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an internationally renowned political activist and scholar, will speak at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010, in Robertson Hall, Room 1. The lecture, "The Angst of Arab Dissidents," is the inaugural event of the University's Workshop in Arab Political Development, directed by Amaney Jamal.

Ibrahim is among the Arab world's most prominent spokesmen on behalf of democracy and human rights. He is founder and chairman of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, one of the first independent research centers in the Middle East and one of Egypt's preeminent research and advocacy institutions. He is also the founder of the Arab Organization for Human Rights and the Arab Council of Childhood and Development. Ibrahim is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 35 books in Arabic and English, including "Egypt, Islam and Democracy: Critical Essays" (2002).

Ibrahim is currently the Wallerstein Visiting Scholar at Drew University.

The event is open to the public. The Workshop in Arab Political Development is supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

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