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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Lecture: Large-Scale Social Engineering in Egypt

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Lecture

When: Monday, April 10, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 3-000, Buffett Events Space, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Samantha Nissen  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


As part of Northwestern University’s Fulbright Week, the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs will host a lecture from Dr. Amal Abdrabo, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University and Assistant Professor at Alexandria University in Egypt. Dr. Abdrabo will be joined by her faculty host Dr. Jessica Winegar, Professor and Hamid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

The lecture will examine the emergence of a new social contract represented by the Egyptian state and media as the “New Republic.” Examining the discourses surrounding mega-desert projects, such as the government’s new administrative capital outside of Cairo, the lecture will interrogate how the state communicates the dream of a “New Republic” to citizens and assess how this state discourse corresponds to individuals’ hopes, if at all, and on what scale.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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