Flow Podcast Episode 4
Egypt’s Revolution: The Early Days
With Hossam Hamalawy
in conversation with Bassam Haddad
Cosponsored by Middle East Studies Program, Schar School, and Arab Studies Institute
In this conversation, Hossam Hamalawy addresses the role of the military, businessmen, and workers during the early days of the Egyptian uprising. Hossam was interviewed on these same three topics twelve years ago as the uprising erupted. His account then remains compelling. Select clips of these interviews are featured and Hossam also address the aftermath of the uprising.
Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian journalist and activist, who was involved in the 2011 revolution. He is currently based in Berlin where he's doing his PhD on the Egyptian security services' role in the counterrevolution.
Bassam Haddad is Founding Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011) and co-editor of A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2021). Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute. He serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal and the Knowledge Production Project. He is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the acclaimed series Arabs and Terrorism. Bassam serves on the Board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is Executive Producer of Status Audio Magazine and Director of the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI). He received MESA's Jere L. Bacharach Service Award in 2017 for his service to the profession. Currently, Bassam is working on his second Syria book titled Understanding the Syrian Calamity: Regime, Opposition, Outsiders (forthcoming, Stanford University Press).