Afkar Talks are public events featuring high-profile, distinguished experts brought together around a specific subject. Staged as a moderated conversation, rather than a lecture, these events provide an intimate, interactive means for the audience to learn from and engage top thinkers. These events are publicly accessible and streamed live to include as many participants as possible; Afkar talks also serve as important networking and relationship-building opportunities for participants.
To launch the Afkar Talks series, Afkar brought together two leading voices on the subject of legislating authoritarianism, Amr Hamzawy (former Egyptian parliamentarian, civil society activist, and scholar) and Amira Yahyaoui (Al Bawsala), for a facilitated discussion moderated by Heba Morayef (North Africa Research Director for Amnesty International, former Human Rights Watch Director in Egypt). The event, “Legislating Authoritarianism: Contemporary Challenges in Egypt and Tunisia” was highly attended by members of Tunisian civil society, researchers, public intellectuals, and engaged young people.