As coronavirus infections continue to rise in Egypt, the country also faces other serious threats. How will Egypt deal with urgent challenges such as the Ethiopian dam crisis and Nile water scarcity, rising military tensions in Libya, and long-marginalized regions including the Sinai?

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Mahmoud Farouk

Mahmoud Farouk is the program coordinator for civil society partnerships at the Project on Middle East Democracy.

Sherif El-Ashmawy

Sherif El-Ashmawy is an associate analyst with Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team. He leads the firm’s analysis on North Africa.

Sherif Mohyeldeen

Sherif Mohyeldeen is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.

Hafsa Halawa

Hafsa Halawa is a nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute and an independent consultant working on political, social and economic affairs, and development goals across the Middle East and North Africa and Horn of Africa regions. 

Virtual Event Series

This event is one of a three-part virtual event series. Other events in the series include:

Egypt Faces the Pandemic: Health and Economic Effects
June 11, 2020
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. EDT

Egypt Faces the Pandemic: Politics, Rights, and Global Dynamics
June 18, 2020
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. EDT