The world remembers January 25, 2011 as the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution and a key date in the "Arab Spring." It inspired the world with its grassroots and ad hoc energy as well as its inspiring principles: prosperity, freedom, and human dignity. Three years later, we find a movement stalled and even in reverse especially after the military coup of July 3, 2013. On the third anniversary, we examine the status, legacy and future of this revolution, Egypt, and the Arab Spring. Our invited speaker is Prof. Fadel, from UofT Law School to present perspectives on the situation in relation to democracy and human rights as well as offer his view on possible ways forward. The talk is followed by Q&A period.
Mohammad H. Fadel is Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Professor Fadel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law at the University of Chicago. Professor Fadel has published extensively on Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.
This event is cosponsored by ECCD (Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy) and Beit Zatoun.
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- $5 admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.
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