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Does the US still have leverage over Egypt's transition?

Nancy Okail, executive director of Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), will speak on “Does the US Still Have Leverage over Egypt’s Transition?” on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Room 001, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the (APD).

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by December 9 to the Christine Riley at or 609-258-8237**

Prior to joining TIMEP, a Washington DC-based think tank, Okail was director of Freedom Houses’ Egypt program. She has more than 13 years’ experience in promoting democracy and development in the Middle East/North Africa region, and was recently a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Okail has worked with the Egyptian government as a senior evaluation officer of foreign aid and has managed programs for Egyptian pro-democracy organizations that challenged the Mubarak regime. She was also one of the defendants convicted and sentenced to prince in the widely publicized case of 43 nongovernmental organization workers charged with using foreign funds to foment unrest in Egypt in a crackdown there on independent civil society groups. She earned her Ph.D., which focused on the power relations of aid, from the University of Sussex.

The lecture is cosponsored by APD, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; and the Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies.
Amaney Jamal, associate professor of politics, is the director of the Workshop on Arabl Political Development.

For more information contact the Christine Riley, or 609-258-8237.