The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015? Implications for Egypt and the Region

Mar 14, 2016, 08:00 ET from Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Thursday March 17, 2016
12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm
National Press Club - The Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street NW, Washington DC

Light boxed lunch will be provided between 12 and 12:30,
on a first come first served basis.

The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) cordially invites you to a public lecture/debate on this proposed bill in Congress.  Amb. Ibrahim Rasool (former Amb. of South Africa), Prof. Nader Hashemi (Univ. of Denver), Neil Hicks of Human Rights First, and Dr. Radwan Masmoudi, President of CSID, will make four short presentations, followed by Q&A, on the dangers and implications of this bill on the democratization process in Egypt and in the region.  As you know, this bill is moving forward very quietly, but quickly, in congress, and has already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee (in a 17-10 vote along partisan lines).  The Congressional hearing was extraordinarily brief. As two members of the committee pointed out, it completely ignored the usual process of expert testimony from the State Department, intelligence agencies and Middle East and terrorism experts.  We, as scholars and strong believers and activists for democracy in the region, think that this bill - if adopted - will have extremely bad repercussions on stability and democracy in the region, on relations between the US and the Muslim World, and will further radicalize millions of young Muslims, in Egypt and in the region, who are seeking to have a role and a voice in shaping the future of their country.

Ebrahim Rasool - former South Africa's Ambassador to the United States, Member of Parliament in the National Assembly, and Special Advisor to the State President of the Republic of South.

Nader Hashemi - Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Neil Hicks – Director of Human Rights Promotion at Human Rights First. 

Radwan Masmoudi - Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)

We sincerely hope you can join us for this important event.

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CONTACT: Mongi Dhaouadi, 860-514-8038,


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