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The Talking Point: Egypt and Beyond
In the first of our Talking Point events on the news of the day, our panel - hosted by Hamish McDonald, and comprising Dr Sally Totman, Dr Larry Stillman and Professor Fethi Mansouri - discuss the political upheaval in Egypt and what its implications will be for Egypt, North Africa and the world.
Our experts consider the reaction of Egypt’s regional neighbours, many of whom have taken to the streets against their own leaders, as well as the West.
Has the global community reacted appropriately, or merely moved to shore up its own interests? What role did social networking tools play in the Egyptian revolution, and what are the limits of the empowerment they facilitate? And what are the differences between democratic processes and democratic outcomes?