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Book Alert: At 50 - The 1967 War and its legacy

Writer Khaled Mansour will lead a talk Thursday, 2 November, at NVIC in Cairo on the 1967 War some 50 years on

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Nov 2017
WAR AT 50
Dissecting the Defeat, book cover
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The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) will host Khaled Mansour, editor of the newly released book Dissecting the Defeat: The June 1967 War, on Thursday, 2 November, at 6:00pm, to discuss his work and the living repercussions of the 1967 War.

The book was released by Dar Al-Maraya, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the war. The book is co-authored with Belal Alaa, Sameh Naguib, Mohamed El-Aagati, Mostafa Abdel-Zaher and historian Khaled Fahmy.

The writers examine various reasons for Egypt's defeat in the war.

Mansour will also tackle the question of why it is still difficult to dissect and deconstruct this event. He will discuss civil-military relations, the decline of Arab nationalism, the rise of Islamism, and other issues related to the 1967 defeat.

Mansour is a writer who has worked for 27 years on human rights, humanitarian aid, development, peacekeeping, and communications.

He has published three books and numerous articles and papers in academic and general publications and websites. He has worked extensively with civil society, media, and international organisations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He holds degrees in engineering, archaeology, sociology, and international relations.

Mansour is now leading a research project on the future of human rights advocacy in North Africa and is a senior consultant with the United Nations, and is former global director of communications for UNICEF.

He was the executive director of Egypt's leading human rights organisation, the Egyptian Initiative on Personal Rights (EIPR), between 2013 and early 2015.

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