Mowafi to discuss major milestones in post-revolution Egypt

Dr. Mona Mowafi, a research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, will present “From Popular Protest to Post-Revolution Vision: Securing Development in Egypt” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Young Building.

Mowafi will discuss major milestones that have taken place in Egypt since the 2011 revolution and will examine how recent political developments in the country are linked locally and globally. She will also address how access to social services (such as health care) and economic opportunity at the local level may be important to unleashing prosperity and security for the long term.

This talk will take a critical look at internal political and social movements and what actions can help spur economic growth. Examples will be given of people-centered models that can be scaled up to spur growth and security in the post-revolution period.

Mowafi has a doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and is president of NEGMA, an organization that runs an annual conference and competition to promote development through social entrepreneurship in Egypt. She has been focused on research and practice related to health and development in Egypt and the Arab region for more than 10 years.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Social Work, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Office of International Programs.

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