Past Events

The Prospect of Syrian Peace

On June 28, 2016, the Tahrir Institute on Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Prospect of Syrian Peace,” covering the current security and political situation in Syria.  The panelists included Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, President and Cofounder of People Demand Change LLP; Hassan Hassan, a resident fellow at TIMEP focusing on Syria and Iraq; and Kenan Rahmani, a Syrian-American political and human rights activist. The

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Egypt’s Renewed Crackdown: The Struggle for Human Rights and Civil Society

On June 22, 2016, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) cohosted a panel discussion entitled “Egypt’s Renewed Crackdown: The Struggle for Human Rights and Civil Society,” examining the Egyptian government’s repression of civil society and human rights and connection to the country’s stability. Panelists included Dr. Amr Hamzawy, a visiting scholar at Stanford

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A Conversation with the Authors of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

On April 19, 2016, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami at its office in Washington, DC, for a conversation on their book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War. TIMEP Resident Fellow Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, moderated the conversation. The conversation began with a discussion of current journalism on the conflict in Syria and the authors’ motivation

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A Conversation with Jack Shenker, Author of Egyptians: A Radical Story

On April 18, 2016, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted a book talk at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., featuring Jack Shenker, author of The Egyptians: A Radical Story. TIMEP Executive Director Dr. Nancy Okail moderated the discussion. The event highlighted the book’s focus on re-conceptualizing the Egyptian revolution and counterrevolution as part of much deeper processes that transcend Egypt’s borders. Shenker discussed

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Five Years After the Syrian Uprising

On March 15, 2016, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted a panel discussion entitled “Five Years After the Syrian Uprising,” in observance of five years passing since the beginning of the Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad. The attending panelists included Hassan Hassan, a resident fellow at TIMEP focusing on Syria and Iraq; Lina Sergie Attar, the co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation; and Bassam Barabandi, a former

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The Quandary of the Egyptian Revolutionary Camp

On December 17, 2015, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted an event entitled “The Quandary of the Egyptian Revolutionary Camp.” The event featured TIMEP’s inaugural TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow, Mohamad Adam, in a discussion with founder and CEO of Atlas Corps Scott Beale on the current dilemma of Egypt’s revolutionaries from 2011. Mr. Adam reflected on his personal experiences as a revolutionary and

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Urban Inequality: The Case of Cairo

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative, co-hosted an event entitled “Urban Inequality: The Case of Cairo.” The three panelists included Kareem Ibrahim, co-director of TADAMUN and co-founder of Takween Integrated Community Development; Reem Abdel Haliem, senior economist on the spatial inequality project at TADAMUN; and Diane Singerman, associate professor

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Understanding ISIS

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Center for American Progress co-hosted an event entitled “Understanding ISIS”. Speaker Hassan Hassan, Non-Resident Fellow at TIMEP and author of the New York Times bestseller ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, shared the stage with Brookings Fellow and Project Director William McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision

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Tickling Giants: Free Speech and Satire in a Humorless World

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) was honored to host Dr. Bassem Youssef for a dinner and discussion moderated Mr. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin at The Willard Hotel in Washington DC.  Dr. Youssef is a renowned political satirist and served as a resident fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics for the spring 2015 semester. Mr. Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, and currently an Adjunct

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Egypt’s Political Landscape: Local and Regional Perspectives

On July 14, 2014, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) was pleased to host Mr. Timothy Kaldas, Professor of Politics at Nile University. Mr. Kaldas joined Dr. Steven Cook, the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss local and regional perspectives of Egypt’s political landscape. Mr. Kaldas and Dr. Cook engaged a small group of attendees, representing the fields of civil

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