As Egypt’s transition continues to unfold one year later, the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is providing critical, real-time analysis and commentary on Egypt’s political and economic challenges. Marking the one-year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on January 25, the Hariri Center will post new online resources direct from Cairo and Washington to highlight ongoing issues of concern in achieving the aims of the popular uprising.
The Hariri Center’s new blog, EgyptSource, has already become a go-to source for breaking news and analysis of major political and economic trends from the perspective of Egyptian experts who are keen observers and participants in the democratic transition taking place. The blog follows Egypt’s transition and provides a platform for Egyptian perspectives on the major issues—economic, political, legal, religious, and human rights—that are at stake in the post-Mubarak era.
Atlantic Council experts available for comment on Egypt’s transition, constitutional issues, human rights, elections, and US policy are:
Michele Dunne,the director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. Dr. Dunne has served in the White House on the National Security Council staff, on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and in its Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and as a diplomat in Cairo and Jerusalem. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she edited the Arab Reform Bulletin and carried out research on Arab politics and US policies. She holds a doctorate in Arabic language and linguistics from Georgetown University, where she has served as a visiting professor of Arabic and Arab Studies.
Danya Greenfield, the deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center. Specializing in democracy and governance, with extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, Ms. Greenfield most recently worked at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) as a program officer for the Middle East and North Africa division. Prior to CIPE, she was a program officer at the International Republican Institute (IRI), where she worked with civil society organizations and political parties to implement democracy and governance projects throughout the region. She spent considerable time in Egypt, including opening IRI’s office in Cairo and organizing their presidential election assessment in 2005. She has lived in Cairo three different times in 2000, 2002, and 2011.
Tarek Radwan, a visiting fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and a blogger for EgyptSource. Mr. Radwan is an Egyptian human rights activist specializing in international law and conflict resolution. He has worked for Human Rights Watch’s MENA division and the United Nations mission (UNAMID) in Darfur as a human rights officer. He currently provides consulting services on civilian protection and Middle East issues.
Mara Revkin, who will be available for interviews from Cairo, Egypt; blogging at /egyptsource and Tweeting @EgyptSourceBlog. Ms. Revkin is the assistant director of the Center and editor of EgyptSource. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Ms. Revkin worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she was a junior fellow in the Middle East Program focusing on Egypt and Yemen. Ms. Revkin was a 2009 Fulbright Fellow to Oman, where she studied the constraints on freedom of speech and expression in authoritarian regimes. She has advanced skills in Modern Standard Arabic.
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