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Thursday March 3rd, 2011

Democracy, Diplomacy and US Interests in Egypt: Sources of the January 25th Revolution

Jason Brownlee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas

Thursday March 3, 2011, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponored by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University and made possible by
the generosity of Ms. Eloise Briskin

Professor Jason Brownlee of the University of Texas political science department examines the historical events over the past thirty years that led up to the January 25th revolution in Egypt. Professor Brownlee also examines the role the Unites States played in the historical events that led to the January 25th revolution in Egypt.

Additional Information About Our Guest

Jason Brownlee is an associate professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. His research concentrates on Middle East politics and US foreign policy. Prior to arriving at the University of Texas, he was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Jason Brownlee’s first book, Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization, explains the varying fates of autocratic rulers who experimented with multi-party elections. The focus of his current research is US-Egyptian relations.