Two panels on the ongoing changes in Egypt are coming up, both sponsored by the New School. First, on Thursday, April 12, the New School presents a full day of talks titled "Egypt in Transition." At 10 a.m. is "Roots and Character of the Egyptian Revolution" with speakers including Cairo journalist Yasmine El-Rashidi who impressed me last September at the Brooklyn Book Festival; at 2:30 p.m., "Possible Outcomes of the Egyptian Revolution"; and, at 6:30 p.m., a keynote lecture on Egypt's future will be presented by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. The event is free but registration is required at the Center for Public Scholarship's registration website or by writing firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 3, at 8 p.m. Mona Eltahawy and other guests will give an update in "Understanding Egypt." This event also takes place at The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $15; 866-811-4111. This event is part of PEN World Voices, an exploration of international literature that happens every spring.