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Special Lecture: North Africa’s Young Civil Society

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language
Journalist and Author, Cairo
Author, Cairo
Filmmaker, New York/Cairo
General Manager, Softec International, Cairo
Ambassador ret.; Author, Vienna

Yasmine EL RASHIDI

Journalist and Author, Cairo

 Yasmine El Rashidi is a Cairo-based writer and journalist. Formerly a staff reporter and Middle East & GCC Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, she is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the author of the first narrative record of the Egyptian revolution, The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution, published by Random House/NYRB. Her writing has appeared in publications including TIME magazine, The Washington Post, Al-Ahram, Moncole, Newsday, and she has commentated on the region for Al-Jazeera, BBC and NPR.

MA Tarek OSMAN

Author, Cairo

 Tarek Osman, an Egyptian writer, is the author of "Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak" (Yale University Press, 2010). His writings have appeared or been cited widely, including in the Economist, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Boston Globe, the Independent, the Guardian, the Times, the Cairo Review, OpenDemocracy, among many others. He is a regular commentator on the Arab world for leading international news stations such as the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and CNN, and was the keynote speaker at conferences organised by leading universities and think tanks. Tarek lives in Cairo and London.

BA Abu Bakr SHAWKY

Filmmaker, New York/Cairo

Internship, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Cairo Volunteer, Al Nadeem Center for Treatment of Torture Victims, Cairo Assistant Director, Arab Radio & Television (ART), Cairo NYFA Diploma, New York Film Academy, London "Fusion Arts Exchange Program" on Screenwriting and Film Production, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles German Filmmaker Andres Veiel, Documentary Workshop Organizing Committee, Department of Panels and Special Events, Cairo International Film Festival 2007 BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo BA, Filmmaking, High Institute of Cinema in Cairo, Summa cum Laude with Distinction Tokyo Documentary Project, The Japan Foundation Artistic Director/Writer/Filmmaker, Zad Communication & Production llc
2002
2008
2004-2005
2004-2005
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2007
  Game Writer and Creative Director,  Bezra (3D Interactive Online Game), Silverkey Technology
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2009
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2009
2010

B.Sc. M.Sc. Nour SHAWKY

General Manager, Softec International, Cairo

Internship, Hödlmayr International, Schwertberg, Austria German Abitur, Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule, Cairo Internship, Infineon Technologies, Villach, Austria Egyptian German Telecommunication Industries, Cairo, Egypt Vordiplom in Computer Science, Universität Passau Bachelor of Science (with Excellence) in Computer Science - Highest faculty grade in 2005 Master of Science (with Distinction) in Software Systems Engineering / Financial Stream, University College London, United Kingdom Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department, German University in Cairo Software Engineer/Consultant, Aptec Kiosk Services Project Manager, GoNow Aviation
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2006-2007
2006-2007
2006-2008
 Founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party
 Public speaker on politics, economics and social democracy

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2011

13:00 - 14:20 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 Systemic Change for Global Economic Justice Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Climate Justice Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Cocktail Reception hosted by ERSTE Foundation Social

29.08.2011

07:15 - 09:00 Peacebuilding and Development Cooperation Plenary
09:30 - 11:00 Current Issues in International Jurisdiction Plenary
13:00 - 14:30 Global Commons – Fair Use and Implications for Security Policy Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Historical Memories and Transitional Justice Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: North Africa’s Young Civil Society Plenary

30.08.2011

07:00 - 08:30 Justice in Solidary Communities Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Internet and Democracy Plenary