Previous Events

Tahrir’s Youth: A Book Talk and Discussion on the Anniversary of Egypt’s #Jan25

Twelve years ago Egyptians took to the streets to demand “bread, freedom, and social justice,” ultimately ousting then-President Hosni Mubarak following a thirty-year rule. Today, the country is undergoing one of the worst human rights crises of its modern era...

The IMF and Social Welfare in MENA: Prospects for Alleviating Crises in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon

In late October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that it had reached staff-level agreements with the governments of Tunisia and Egypt, months after the IMF reached a similar agreement with the government of Lebanon. While each of these countries...

Ahead of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Examining Egypt’s Record on Anti-Corruption and Women’s Rights

From December 13 to 15, President Joseph R. Biden hosted the second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Attendees, including Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met to discuss a wide range of issues, among them a “reinforce[d] commitment to democracy,...

Youth Climate Advocacy in MENA: Organizing and Demands Ahead of COP 27

Young people around the world are on the front lines of those demanding bold climate action to safeguard their future, particularly as the impacts of climate change intensify year by year. Nowhere is this dynamic felt more acutely than in...

Sudan’s Military Coup: One Year On

Nearly one year after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized full control of Sudan’s power-sharing government in a military coup, international initiatives to set Sudan back on track toward a democratic transition have little to show for their efforts. Multilateral processes...

Film Screening and Discussion: The Story Won’t Die

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Atlantic Council Syria Project were pleased to host a film screening and post-show discussion of The Story Won’t Die on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Landmark Theater’s E Street Cinema...

Mobilizing for Justice: The Pursuit of Accountability in Lebanon

On September 27, 2022, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “Mobilizing for Justice: The Pursuit of Accountability in Lebanon,” an in-person reception and moderated discussion in Washington, DC that convened together three remarkable women who are working...

COP Comes to MENA: Examining Climate Change in the Region

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) will take place in the MENA region for the next two years, setting the course for future climate adaptation, mitigation, and response. Rising temperatures, drought, and extreme weather events in MENA threaten to...

Pathways to Accountability for the Beirut Blast Two Years on: From Investigative Journalism to the Courts

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Human Rights Watch, Accountability Now, Daraj Media, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), and the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) jointly hosted an online briefing to highlight domestic and international efforts to seek accountability for the...

8/11 Event | Egyptians in Exile: Activism and Organizing Abroad Since 2013

Since the January 25 Revolution nearly eleven years ago, but particularly so since June 2013, Egyptians in exile have played an increasingly central role in mobilization efforts around human rights, free expression, and justice in Egypt. In his original piece...