Timothy Garton Ash to discuss freedom of expression at American University in Cairo

Ahram Online, Monday 27 Feb 2012

Chaired by historian Khaled Fahmy, the discussion with the British thinker and a number of Egyptian thinkers will tackle limits to freedom of expression in both Europe and the Middle East

Timothy Garton Ash

American University in Cairo (AUC) will host prominent British political writer Timothy Garton Ash on Wednesday 29 February at 5:00pm to debate with four Egyptian figures on freedom of expression, tackling its limits in Europe and the Middle East. The discussion will be chaired by historian Khaled Fahmy.

 The four Egyptians participating in the debate are Amr Ezzat a journalist and researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights,  Nora Younis, journalist and activist, Amr Gharbia, blogger and Nadia Kamel, filmmaker.

Timothy Garton Ash, a renowned British political writer and professor of European studies at Oxford University, is also the founder of website freespeechdebate.com. He writes a weekly column for British newspaper The Guardian, and has written several books tackling political transformations in Europe over the past 30 years.


Wednesday, 29 February, 5:00pm

Oriental Hall, AUC campus at Tahrir Square

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