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Up to the Minute: "Egypt in Turmoil" with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt and Israel, February 1

Feb 1, 2011 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

The continually changing degree of turmoil in Egypt and the potential consequences for U.S. interests was the topic of a recent Woodrow Wilson School talk featuring Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, and a Wilson School Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies. The lecture and question and answer session, held on February 1, was part of the WWS’ “Up to the Minute” series that focuses on world events as they occur and provides an opportunity for students, community members, and the press to hear WWS policy experts respond to world events as they unfold.

Kurtzer prefaced his comments by saying that due to the rapidly changing course of events, “the shelf life of my analysis on the situation in Egypt is literally an hour.” But in speaking to a crowd of more than 400 the Ambassador provided an insightful outline of the Mubarak era, the current and future role of the Egyptian military, the opposition and potential new leadership, and options for the United States going forward.

You can access Kurtzer’s full discussion here: http://www.youtube.com/wilsonschool

And you can read Kurtzer’s up to the minute analysis with an ever-increasing number of media interviews here:

"What Would a Political 'Transition' in Egypt Look Like?"

"Turmoil in Egypt"

"Situation in Egypt from a Diplomatic Perspective"

"How Will Egypt's Mubarak React To Calls For Reform?"

"How Mubarak Can Exit Egyptian Government"

"Ex-ambassador describes complications in Egypt"

"What's in Mubarak's mind? Former U.S. ambassador to Egypt may know"


The Woodrow Wilson School hosted a discussion with Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, titled "Egypt in Turmoil," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School.