The Muslim Brotherhood has emerged from the shadows during the Arab Spring, contending for power across the Middle East, gaining power in some countries and, in others, becoming combatants in bloody civil wars. A panel of experts examined the ambitions, strategies and experiences of the Muslim Brotherhood during this historic watershed.
Dr Abdul Mawgoud Dardery is the Foreign Affairs Spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt and will be discussing the political situation there. Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed is the author of A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia as well as an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia. Dr Thomas Pierret is an expert on Islam in Syria, the author of Religion and State in Syria, and has written numerous articles on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. Dr Omar Ashour, author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movement and From Bad Cop to Good Cop? The Challenge of Security Sector Reform in Egypt, is a specialist on Islamist movements and ideologies and will be speaking on the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya.
This meeting was co-chaired by Daniel Benjamin, Director, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College and Steven Simon, Executive Director, IISS-US and Corresponding Director, IISS-ME. It took place in the Lee Kuan Yew Conference Room at Arundel House,13–15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX.