Amr Hamzawy is a distinguished Egyptian political scientist and is president of the Egypt Freedom party, or Masr Elhureyya. He was elected to the People’s Assembly of Egypt in the first parliamentary elections after the January 25 revolution. He is currently a professor in the Public Policy and Administration Department at the American University in Cairo, a professor of political science at Cairo University, and a member of the National Council of Human Rights in Egypt. Hamzawy previously taught at the Free University of Berlin, from which he received his Ph.D. His most recent book, Getting to Pluralism – Political Actors in the Arab World, co-edited with Marina Ottaway, was published in 2009. Hamzawy regularly contributes articles to academic journals and writes a daily column for the Egyptian independent daily newspaper al-Watan.
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