As rumors swirl that the military has seized power in Egypt and that President Hosni Mubarak (left) might step down, UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies will host a panel discussion this evening on the pro-democracy protests. Titled “Egypt: Reflections on the Uprising,” the panel will feature professors from Cal and other institutions. It will take place from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in room 112 of Wurster Hall.

The panelists will include:

  • Nezar AlSayyad, chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Charles Hirschkind, associate professor of anthropology
  • Saba Mahmood, associate professor of anthropology
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, associate professor of English, City College, NY
  • Yasmeen Daifallah, graduate student in political science
  • As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of politics, at CSU Stanislaus

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...