Title: Egypt at a Crossroads: The Making of the Second Republic
Egyptian American democracy activist Ahmed Rehab just returned from Cairo after his fourth trip to Egypt since the Revolution he actively participated in last year. He is working on a feature-length documentary about Egypt called “Beyond Tahrir.”
During this latest trip, Rehab participated in the first ever transparent democratic presidential election in the history of Egypt, and was in Tahrir to witness the presidential oath.
Confused by the recent triumphs and turmoils? Come hear Rehab make sense of Egypt.
Rehab will shed light on what transpired in Egypt since the ousting of Mubarak last February and culminating in the recent elections. He will also explain the intricate dynamic being played out by the old regime, the military, the Islamists, the youth, the media, the public, and the US.
Ahmed Rehab is an American Muslim activist and writer with a focus on contemporary social issues including civil rights, media relations, and Islam-West relations.
Rehab is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, and CNN.com, his Op-Eds have been published in numerous newspapers around the country, and he has been interviewed numerous times by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Herald, the Washington Post, the Orlando Sentinel, the Economist, the Boston Globe, Crain’s Business Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Germany’s Die Zeit, and many more.
Rehab is also a frequent guest on TV and cable news networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, BBC, as well as on radio stations. His commentaries can be heard on Chicago Public Radio.
Rehab is active on the national speaking circuit, he has spoken at organizations and University campuses in Chicago and around the United States, as well as in Europe, Australia, Egypt, and Kenya.
Prior to joining CAIR in August of 2004, Rehab was a software engineer at Arthur Andersen LLP – a global consulting firm; a consultant for Chicago’s Niagara Foundation – a cutting-edge interfaith organization that promotes global fellowship; and a US Soccer Federation Official. He is the founder of Ibex Computers, and Amrex Media.
Rehab is the former Vice-Chairman of RefugeeOne (RefugeeOne.org) and current board member. He serves as a board member of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the Chicago Human Relations Advisory Committee, and the Egyptian American Society. He also served as a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ (CCGA) Muslim task force, and the Chicago 2016 Arab Leadership Council. In 2011, Rehab was appointed by Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, as an Advisor to the Governor via the newly formed Illinois Muslim Advisory Council.
Rehab is an alumnus of the FBI Citizen’s Academy, an Eisenhower fellow of the American Assembly, and a 2009 Recipient of the Lincolnland Legend award.
Ahmed Rehab is currently the Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization which under Rehab’s tenure has developed from a start-up into one of the most notable not-for-profit civil rights offices of its kind anywhere in the United States.
Date: Sunday, July 15th, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm Lecture
Venue: American Islamic College, Cafeteria in the Dormitory Building