Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Transforming Egyptian Mass Media: Current Challenges and Future Prospects | Seminar on Oct. 19 at 4 PM

Center for Egyptian American Relations (CEAR)

  Monthly Guest Lecture Series

Sahar Khamis

Dear CEAR Members & CEAR Friends
You are cordially invited to join our monthly meeting
Transforming Egyptian Mass Media: Current Challenges and Future Prospects 

أصلاح منظومة ألاعلام المصري: تحديات الماضي وافاق المستقبل

Sunday October 19, 2014
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Bethesda- Chevy Chase (BCC) Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

As Egypt currently undergoes many changes and challenges in all political, economic and social fronts, it becomes necessary to take a close look at how the Egyptian mass media is affecting and is being affected by these changes and challenges. This seminar discusses:
·         What is the current state of Egyptian mass media?
·         How has it been changing and why?
·         What are the pressing challenges confronting it?
·         What are the future prospects for enhancing its performance?

 Sahar Khamis
 Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. She is a renowned expert on Arab and Muslim media and the former Head of the Mass Communication Department in Qatar University. She has been awarded the prestigious “Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Award” as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago in spring 2014. 
Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England. She is the co-author of the books: “Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and “Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Dr. Khamis is a commissioner with the Human Rights Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland and a radio host with "U.S. Arab Radio."   

Any question, contact Amin Mahmoud aeamisr@hotmail.com

  About the Agenda:
4-5 PM:         Business Meeting 
5:00-5:30      Food & Refreshments: Community pot luck lunch, bring your preferred dish
5:30-7:00      Seminar and Q&A session
Business Meeting 4-5 PM
·         Egyptian Revolutionary Council: Safei Hamed
·         CEAR Registration, Ahmed Saleh
·         CEAR Web Site: Ahmed Saleh & Amin
·         CEAR Finance: Amin, Hamed, Ghobashi
·         CEAR Strategic Plan: Safei Hamed

Date & Time:
  Sunday October 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm
The location:  Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814  
2nd floor, room #B
Special Map attached with the following legend explanation:
·       Blue dot is the building entrance from Edgemoor Lane, take elevator to the second floor Room #B
·       The Square represents the building
·       The 2 arrows represent the 2 entrances to the parking garage (Parking is Free)
·       The 2 X’s are the locations of the elevators in the parking garage, if you are using the garage take one of the garage elevators to the "Skywalk Level" and then walk to the back of the building (Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) Regional Service Center) ,  take elevator to the second floor Room #B

The Center for Egyptian American Relations (CEAR): CEAR is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization incorporated under the Laws of the State of Maryland in accordance with Section 501(c) (3). CEAR is established for educational and charitable purposes to promote and conduct educational and research activities to strengthen Egyptian-American relations and to promote democratic principles, human rights values and social justice practices in Egypt. 

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