Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Forum Conducts its First Seminar, “The Egyptian Constitution: Challenges and Hopes”
In November, the Commission’s HHH Alumni Forum conducted a seminar on “The Egyptian Constitution: Challenges and Hopes.” Nearly one hundred academics, graduate students, undergraduate students and HHH alumni participated in the three session seminar. The seminar was co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Civilizations Dialogue Center of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. The first session entitled: “The Constitution: Social Rights and Future Obligations” gave historical background by Dr. Ibrahim H. Elghazawi (Minnesota Law School 2009-2010) and the constitution’s role in forming and impacting societies’ future by Mr. El Sayed Yassin, Political Thinker and Consultant at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies and Dr. Mostafa Kamel el Sayed, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. The second session entitled: “Citizenship and Public Freedom” addressed the importance of safeguarding the human rights of all citizens regardless of their religion, gender or age. Speakers included: Dr. Nevine Mosad, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Dr. Bahey el Din Hassan, Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and Dr. Amal Abdel Hadi, Activist and Feminist.