Book Launch: “The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt” with Gerasimos Tsourapas

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505
1957 E Street NW

POMEPS is proud to present the book launch of Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas’ new book, The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies (Cambridge University Press, 2018) on November 20th, 2019 at 12PM at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Room 505.

Dr. Tsourapas explores the link between migration and political power in Egypt. His new book identifies how autocracies develop strategies to tie cross-border mobility to their own survival, highlighting domestic political struggles and the shifting regional and international landscape. Through extensive research from previously unavailable sources, Tsourapas offers new information on the role of migration from Gamal Abdel Nasser’s 1952 Revolution to the 2011 Arab Uprisings.

Gerasimos Tsourapas is a Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the politics of migrants, refugees, and diasporas in the broader Middle East. Previously, he was a Senior Teaching Fellow in International Relations at SOAS, University of London (2015-16), a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen (2016), and a Visiting Graduate Scholar at the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies, American University of Cairo (2013-14).

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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