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18:00 - 20:00 11 February 2014

Prof Tariq Ramadan - The Arab Spring: Egypt and the new Middle East


UCL School of Pharmacy | Brunswick Square (link Map)
London | WC1N 1AX | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Tariq Ramadan, Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar) and the University of Malaysia Perlis; Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar).He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva.

Three years have passed since the revolution of the 25th January but there is very little to celebrate in Egypt. Following the 3rd July 2013 when the army deposed Egypt's first democratically elected president, the old regime had rapidly regained complete control of politics in Egypt - or as Professor Tariq Ramadan argues, it had never really left.

Meanwhile, the people of Egypt are more divided than ever. While many Egyptians are seemingly content with this return to authoritarian military rule, others are still filling the streets with anti-coup protests and suffering from one military crackdown after another. Since July, thousands of anti-military protesters and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have been killed by the security services, and thousands more have been arrested or injured.

The situation simply keeps getting more complicated. We must ask the question: What is next for Egypt? Professor Ramadan will aim to answer some of the most important questions around Egypt.


Mohamed Koronfel


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