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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
The Palestinian intifāḍa at Shaykh Jarrāḥ in Jerusalem coincides with a deep-seated problem facing Palestinian resistance organizations and questions the wisdom of agreements signed by Arab countries recently to normalize relations with Israel under the pretext of achieving peace between Arabs and...
Maḥmūd ʿAbbās, President of Palestine, praised the great efforts made by Egypt under the leadership of President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī, for the success of the National Dialogue meetings in Cairo. He stressed that Egypt will always support the rights of Palestinians to freedom and independence.
On Monday, Ambassador Nabīla Makram ‘Abd al-Shahīd, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, took part in a roundtable entitled: “The role of civil society in the advancement of the developing country”, with the participation of Dr. Māyā Mursī, President of the National...
Palestinian factions gathered in Cairo announced their commitment to a time table for presidential and legislative elections.  They also confirmed that the elections will take place in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza without exception and promised to respect and accept the results. 
Amidst the Arab world’s intense media coverage of the storming of the US Capitol Building, some are seeing a campaign in celebration of the United States’ pain and misfortune, trying to prove something.  What’s the goal behind this? 
The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...
The European Parliament’s statement about the human rights situation in Egypt has provoked wide condemnation over its recommendations for Egypt.  Both the Egyptian House of Representatives and Senate as well as several parliamentarians and political parties dismissed the statement, saying that it...

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