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From Mubarak to Sisi the emphasis on stability has served as a point of legitimation for the Egyptian state, both domestically and internationally. Moreover, European and international politicians and policymakers remain concerned about Egypt’s stability in the region.

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Date 19 November 2019
Time 17:00 - 19:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)
Room REC A2.11
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But how stable is Egypt’s purported stability really? Is the Egyptian state really as strong as it appears? Or are there cracks beneath the surface? And what about Egypt’s economy, and how stable is this? And in light of Egypt’s recent protests and harsh crackdown, should stability remain the primary political concern? What are the human costs of stability?

Dr Vivienne Matthies-Boon (UvA) will enter into a conversation on these and other important questions with the following prominent Egyptian human rights activists, international human rights activists and Egypt experts:

  • Ahmed Said – Human Rights Activist
  • Hussein Bayoumi – Amnesty International Egypt
  • Petra Stienen – Egypt Expert
  • Youssef Rahman – Amnesty International Netherlands
  • An Egyptian economist.

Important: Attendance via registration only - at least 24 hours prior to the event, via email:, stating one’s name and institutional affiliation. Due to security reasons, organizers retain the right of refusal of entry. No photographs, no recordings.

When: 19 November 2019|17:00 – 19:00

Where: REC A2.11 (Nieuwe Achtergracht166 1018 WV Amsterdam)

Admission Free – Drinks after!

Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

Room REC A2.11

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam