The New York University Abu Dhabi Institute (NYUAD) will be hosting a discussion titled The Authoritarian Turn: On the State of the Egyptian Intelligentsia at their NYC location on September 9.
Bringing together a group of writers and scholars renowned on the subject, Bidoun and the legendary New Directions publishing house celebrate the launch of Sonallah Ibrahim‘s Stealth and take on the Egyptian intellectual in the wake of President Mohamed Morsi’s dramatic fall.
In particular, exploring the public intellectual’s support for military-backed and often extremely violent leadership, moderated by Bidoun editor Negar Azimi, authors including Khaled Fahmy, Mona El Ghobashy, and Robyn Creswell “reflect on a year in which moral compasses have been cast hopelessly askew”.
See the Bidoun event page for details. **