"Egypt & The Struggle For Democracy," Conference

Jan 29, 2014

On January 29, 2014 the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies co-sponsored an all day conference titled: Egypt & The Struggle for Democracy. Due to the severe weather system that affected parts of the southern United States the week of the conference, Professor Carrie Wickham was unable to attend and present her talk. As a result, we are publishing a copy of her prepared presentation here for download on our website.

"The Future of the Muslim Brotherhood: Retrenchment or Reform" 
by Carrie Wickham

Carrie R. Wickham is Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University. She teaches courses on Islam and politics, Middle East politics, and the dynamics of contentious politics in the developing world.  Wickham's new book, The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement, was published last July by Princeton University Press. She is also the author of Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt (Columbia University Press, 2002), and articles she has written have appeared in Comparative Politics; PS: Political Science and Politics; Middle East Policy; Middle East Law and Governance Journal; and the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights.  In recent years, Dr. Wickham has presented lectures at many universities in the United States and abroad. She has also shared her research findings with the National Intelligence Council; the State Department; the National Security Council; the Supreme NATO Command; the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point; the US Naval Academy; and staff members in Congress. She served as a consultant in the Social and Behavioral Science Partnership Program of the US Department of Homeland Security (2005-2006), and was a core team member of the, “Social Dynamics of Activism and Radicalization,” Project sponsored by the Science and Technology Expert Partnership (STEP) of the National Intelligence Council (2007). Dr. Wickham received her B.A. from Harvard and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton.