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Egypt's Revolution: Ten Months Later

Egypt's Revolution: Ten Months Later
4 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor conference room
Time: Nov 23rd, 12:00 pm End: Nov 23rd, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Urban, United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Jewish Studies, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Geography & Planning (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Lecture by Abdul Azziz Ezzel Arab, University of Cairo

The Jackman Humanities Institute's Middle East History and Theory Working Group hosts:

Abdel Azziz EzzelArab

Egypt's Revolution: 10 Months Later

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (University of Toronto).

4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd Floor, main conference room

This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
For further information, please contact: o.jarzmik@utoronto.ca

AbdelAziz EzzelArab is Professor of Political Economy at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and was until January 2011 the Founding Director of the Economic and Business History Research Centre, a project that he conceived of and promoted in 2004 with the support of a consortium of US universities as the first institutional initiative in business history in the region and the first of BH institutes worldwide that devotes itself entirely to a Middle East market.

His research work focuses on the social and economic history of Egypt since the 19th century. His publications include “The Fiscal and Constitutional Program of Egypt’s Traditional Elites in 1879: A Documentary and Contextual Analysis,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO) 52 (2009); “The Experiment of Sharif Pasha’s Cabinet (1879): An Inquiry into the Historiography of Egypt’s Elite Movement,” The International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) 36 (November 2004); European Control and Egypt’s Traditional Elites-A Case Study in Elite Economic Nationalism (2002); and al-iqtisad al-siyasi lil-qahr (The Political Economy of Oppression) (1991).

EzzelArab completed his BA summa cum laude at the AUC in 1975, and an MA in Economics at the University of Toronto in 1977, then worked for over a decade in the financial sector as credit officer in the Egyptian American Bank (EAB) in Cairo, Barclays Bank in Bahrain, and the Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain, where he managed ABC’s exposure of LDC debt in 1990 which amounted to some $2.2 billion to debtors in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He returned to full-time graduate studies in 1991 and completed a PhD at the Institute of Islamic Studies of McGill University, with Distinction, in 2000. His career at the American University in Cairo began in 1997, and he served there as Director of Middle East Studies (1999-2000), Director of Core Curriculum (2001-2003), and Founding Director of EBHRC (2004-2011) which he combined with serving as Chair of Economics in 2006-2007. He teaches standing courses on the economic history of the modern ME and the political economy of Egypt since the 19th century, and has used primary material compiled through his work at the Economic and Business History Centre to create and teach a course titled “Business and Politics: The Political Economy of Privatization in Egypt” which he offered several times in both regular and intensive forms since 2006.

In the past few months, his attention shifted to the ongoing popular movement in Egypt. He has been interviewed in the local media and was invited to Columbia in April as speaker in a panel on Egypt’s transition. He has just begun a 2-year sabbatical from AUC and is spending the present semester with the Munk School of Global Affairs as a visiting scholar.

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