SECWAC Event: ''How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost Egypt'' April 19 in New London

Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy Presents: "How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost Egypt"

We hope you can join us for this month's meeting.

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Blaustein Hall at Connecticut College, Mohegan Ave, New London
The Topic: How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost Egypt
Presenter: Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dinner: Following the presentation, join Eric, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Connecticut College.  $35/person.

A reservation is required by Friday, April 14 to attend the dinner; please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC (or credit card payment) are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.

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Trager is the author of Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, a recent book which chronicles the precipitous rise to power of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its sudden demise just a year later. In it, Trager assesses the current state of Egyptian politics and prospects for the Brotherhood’s reemergence. Signed copies will be available for sale at the end of the presentation.

Trager – currently the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at the institute - was in Egypt during the anti-Mubarak revolts and returns frequently to interview leaders in Egypt's government, military and media. His writings have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street JournalForeign Affairs and New Republic, among other publications.  Trager graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government and language citations in Arabic and Hebrew; and subsequently studied at the American University in Cairo as an Islamic Civilizations Fulbright fellow – receiving his M.A. in Arabic studies with a concentration in Islamic studies. He served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania where his doctoral research focused on Egyptian opposition parties.

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