The New America Foundation welcomed Ashraf Khalil for the launch of his new book, Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation. Foreign Policy listed Liberation Square first in its 21 books to read in 2012. Publisher's Weekly says, "Khalil’s account is essential reading, evoking the urgency and vitality of the Arab spring’s Egyptian chapter."
Khalil offered an on-the-ground perspective of events in Egypt, having reported from Tahrir Square and been subject to tear gas alongside protestors. Khalil, who has been based in Cairo for the last 15 years, shared insights on the makings of the historic people’s uprising and the ongoing protest movement.
Rob Malley, having recently visited Egypt where he met with a cross-section of political actors, joined the discussion to reflect on both pre- and post-uprising Egypt. Panelists explored where the country is headed in 2012 and what to expect from Cairo’s newly-elected Parliament.
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