Connections Episode 41
Class and Identity Politics in Egypt
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Hesham Sallam
On Tuesday, 18 October, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Hesham Sallam discussed class and identity politics in Egypt. This episode of Connections examines the interplay between class, identity, and the state in contemporary Egypt, and how these dynamics contribute to the persistence of authoritarian rule and weakness of opposition movements.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Hesham Sallam is a Research Scholar at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, where he serves as Associate Director of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy. He is also a co-editor of Jadaliyya. Sallam is author of Classless Politics: Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt (Columbia University Press, 2022), co-editor of Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World (University of Michigan Press, 2022), and editor of Egypt's Parliamentary Elections 2011-2012: A Critical Guide to a Changing Political Arena (Tadween Publishing, 2013).
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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