A work shop, “The Nile Basin: Regional Cooperation and the Challenges of Climate Change and Water Security,” organized by the Department of Political Science at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The workshop aims to explore the features that make the Nile basin an incipient region and at assessing the prospects for effective institutionalized multilateral cooperation, with specific reference to the recent political developments such as Sudan’s unexpected support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The event will be organized in two panels, first is titled “Water Security and Multilateral Cooperation,” and the second titled, “Regime Building and the Prospects for Conflict Transformation.”
keynote speech by Mohamoud Dirir Gheddi, ambassador of Ethiopia to Egypt chaired by Magdy Hefny, former Egyptian ambassador to Ethiopia. Panelists are Korwa Adar, associate professor of international studies, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya; Rawia Tawfik, assistant professor of political science, Cairo University; Tafesse Tesfaye, associate professor, director of graduate programs and head of the Center for African Studies, Addis Ababa University; Xun Wu, associate professor and director of Institute of Water Policy, Singapore; Ibrahim Elnur, chair of Political Science Department, AUC; Sharif Elmusa, associate professor of political science; AUC, Richard Tutwiler, professor of practice and director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE).
Mary Cross Lecture Hall; AUC New Cairo
Tuesday, November 17, 2015; 1:00- 6:00 pm