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Daniel Brumberg

Roundtable on Post-Mubarak Egypt: Authoritarianism without Autocrats? (Part IV: Brumberg)

[Egyptian police protest low wages in front of the Ministry of Interior, as army soldiers stand guard atop their armored vehicle in Cairo, Egypt (March, 2011). Image Source: AP]

[This is the fourth of seven posts associated with a Jadaliyya electronic roundtable on the future of Egypt. Click here to access the full roundtable. Participants include: Issandr Al-Amrani, Zeinab Abul-Magd, Nathan J. Brown, Jason Brownlee, Daniel Brumberg, Mohamed El-Menshawy, and Samer Shehata. A description of the roundtable can be found here. For the previous post click here.] A Revolution or a SCAF-Managed Transition? I could not agree more with Jason Brownlee’s ...

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Daniel Brumberg


Daniel Brumberg is an Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University. He also serves as Acting Director of the United States Institute of Peace's Muslim World Initiative, where he directs a number of programs on democracy and political change in the Muslim world. Brumberg is a former senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project (2003–04). Brumberg previously was a Jennings Randolph senior fellow at USIP, where he pursued a study of power sharing in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In 1997, Brumberg was a Mellon junior fellow at Georgetown University and a visiting fellow at the International Forum on Democratic Studies. He was a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University and a visiting fellow in the Middle East Program in the Jimmy Carter Center, and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Sciences Po, Paris. He received his B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His books include Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and Islam and Democracy in the Middle East, co-edited with Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).