Arab Forum For alternatives think tank seeks to perpetuate the values ​​of scientific thinking in Arab societies, and is working to address issues of political, social and economic development in the framework of the traditions and rules of scientific, away from the language of incitement and propaganda, in the framework of respect for political contexts and social systems, as well as universal human values. It is working to provide space for the interaction of experts, activists and researchers interested in issues of reform in the Arab region, governed by scientific principles and respect for diversity, is also keen Forum to offer policy alternatives and the potential social, not just hoped for the decision maker and the elites of different political and civil society organizations, in the framework of respect for the values ​​of justice and democracy .
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Forum Team

Staff:




  1. Mohamed ElِAgati:

 

Director of the Arab Forum for Alternatives

 

Mohamed ElAgati received his master’s degree in political development from Cairo University. In addition to his frequent participation in international conferences, Mr. ElAgati is a widely published author who writes for the Lebanese paper Al-Safir and the Egyptian papers Al-Yasar, Al-Badeel, and Al-Sharouk.  He specializes in civil society, social movements, and reform in the Arab region, and he has published numerous policy analysis and recommendation papers, chapters in edited books, and studies in academic journals. Mr. ElAgati has extensive experience managing civil society organizations, particularly in the areas of training and capacity building, planning and development, and coordinating projects, conferences, workshops and research groups.

 

Researchers:

 

  1. Georges Fahmi

 

PhD holder from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. His dissertation is titled “Islamic Institutions and Democratization in the Middle East: A comparison between Egypt and Turkey.”
Dr. Fahmi received his master’s and bachelor degrees from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, French Section. His research interests include the reform process in Egypt and the broader Arab world, Islamic movements, and the political system of Turkey.





  1. Nouran Sayed Ahmed

 

Nouran Sayed Ahmed graduated from Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science in 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is Masters student at Cairo University. Her researcher interests include Social movements, Citizenship, and Parliamentarian Affairs. She has written on Topics such as Student movements,  women and citizenship, Religion- State relations.




Assistant Researchers:

 

  1. Omar Sameer Khalaf

 

Omar Sameer Khalaf is a master’s student in political science at Cairo University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science in 2010. Omar’s publications include a study of the Islamic world’s activities in international cultural associations, published by the Center of Civilization for the Study of Politics in Cairo, and a study on the effects of changing leaders on the educational policies of Malaysia between 1981 and 2009, published by the Center for Asian Studies at Cairo University in cooperation with the University of Malay in Kuala Lumpur. Omar is interested in a variety of research areas, including foreign relations and national security, Islamist movements, political identity and values, and the relationship between elites and the public.  

 

  1. Shimaa Elsharkawy

Masters student of political science, Faculty of Economic and political sciences, Cairo University.

Bachelor degree of Political Sciences, Faculty of Economic and political sciences, (English Section), 2011, Cairo University.

Research interests:  Civil Society, Democratic transition, Municipalities,  and social movements.

 

  • Research Assistants:

 

7. Shourouk El Harery:

  • Masters student of political science, Faculty of Economic and political sciences, Cairo University.

  • Bachelor degree of Political Sciences, Faculty of Economic and political sciences, 2012, Cairo University.

  • Research interests:  Municipalities, Democratic transformation, Parliament, citizenship, Youth movements.

 

8. Mina Samir:

  • Masters student of political science, Institute of African studies, Cairo University.

  • Bachelor Degree of International relations, Helwan University, 2014.

  • Research interests:  International relations, social movements, citizenship and democratic transformation.

 

Assistant Staff:

Omar Sameer Khalaf: Accountant.

Mahmoud Elhusseini: Website Designer and Technical Support.a

 

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