PHOTOS & VIDEO: Beyond Political Islam - The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of the Middle East

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Foreign Policy Association
NYU Center for Dialogues

Event Details

Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Jurow Hall Room 101A, Silver Center for Arts and Science
31 Washington Place
entrance is on Washington Place (1 street north of W.4th Street), between Washington Square East and Greene St.
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

The Foreign Policy Association and New York University's Center for Dialogues hosted a talk with Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, in the World Affairs Councils of America's  "Understanding Muslim Societies" series on "Beyond Political Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of the Middle East."

What will a Muslim Brotherhood-led government mean for Egypt and its citizens? What possible changes are in store for U.S.-Egyptian relations? Professor Masoud discussed what political and cultural ramifications the new Egyptian leadership may have in the Middle East and beyond.




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Event Speakers

    • Tarek Masoud - Speaker
      Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

      Tarek Masoud is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A political scientist and Middle East specialist, his research focuses on political development in countries that are poor and unfree. He is particularly interested in the processes by which governments become more accountable to, representative of, and responsive to the needs of their people. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Islamic political parties, andis the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics(Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008), and his articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of Democracy, Middle Eastern Law and Governance,Foreign Policy, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies, among others.

      In 2009, Masoud was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and was awarded the American Political Science Association's Aaron Wildavsky Award for Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics. He is also the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. Masoud holds an AB with honors from Brown and received his Ph.D in political science with distinction from Yale in 2008.

    • Tarek Masoud