Up to the Minute: "Egypt in Turmoil" with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt and Israel, February 1
Audience:Open to the Public
The continually changing degree of turmoil in Egypt and the potential consequences for U.S. interests was the topic of a recent Woodrow Wilson School talk featuring Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, and a Wilson School Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies. The lecture and question and answer session, held on February 1, was part of the WWS’ “Up to the Minute” series that focuses on world events as they occur and provides an opportunity for students, community members, and the press to hear WWS policy experts respond to world events as they unfold.
Kurtzer prefaced his comments by saying that due to the rapidly changing course of events, “the shelf life of my analysis on the situation in Egypt is literally an hour.” But in speaking to a crowd of more than 400 the Ambassador provided an insightful outline of the Mubarak era, the current and future role of the Egyptian military, the opposition and potential new leadership, and options for the United States going forward.
You can access Kurtzer’s full discussion here: http://www.youtube.com/wilsonschool
And you can read Kurtzer’s up to the minute analysis with an ever-increasing number of media interviews here: