Revolution in Egypt: A Booth Alumnus Perspective
March 17, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Forced to flee Egypt in 2000 for his pro-democracy activities, Mohamed Okda, '08 (AXP-7), watched February's developments with intense interest. Unlike 10 years ago, the forces desiring change could no longer be contained. What has changed in 10 years and why? Is the country capable of operating a functioning domestic political system? Is the Egyptian military capable of ushering in a democratic government? Are Indonesia and Turkey models for democratic transition in a Muslim-majority country? Trained as a lawyer, Mohamed will assess the legal, political, social, economic, and cultural challenges that must be addressed in the coming months and years.
450 Cityfront Plaza
Driving Directions:NOTE ON PARKING:
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period
Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street.
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor
At times, we need to upgrade the room size to accommodate everyone. Registering in advance helps us to determine our needs ahead of time. Thank you.
Karl L. Buschmann,