One Day Workshop Organized Jointly by the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster and the Institute of Financial Economics, American University of Beirut


9-9:30am - Registration

9:30am - Welcoming Remarks

9.40-11.30am - Session 1  

Chair: Maria Holt, University of Westminster
Speakers:  Samir Makdisi, AUB
Project on ‘Transition from Autocracy to Democracy in the Arab Region: Introductory  Remarks’  
Ibrahim El-Badawi, Center for Global Development, Washington DC
‘Deconstructing Arab Transitions-A Cross Country Approach’

11:30-1pm - Session 2   

Chair: Ali Paya, University of Westminster
Speakers: Anne Alexander, University of Cambridge
Maha Azzam, RIIA
‘Transition in Egypt’

1-2:30pm - Lunch Break
2:30-3:45pm - Session 3     

Chair: Ibrahim Elbadawi
Speaker: Abdelwahab El-Affendi
‘Consolidating Arab Democracies’

2:45-4pm - Coffee Break

4:00-5:30pm - Session 4 

Chair: Abdelwahab El-Affendi, University of Westminster
Speakers: Mongi Boughzala
Intissar Kherigi (TBC)
‘Transition in Tunisia’

5:30-6pm - Session 5: Concluding Remarks
Chair: Mustafa Menshawy, University of Westminster
Speakers: Abdelwahab El Affendi, Ibrahim Elbadawi, Samir Makdisi