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Lecture | Henriette van Lynden lezing

Henriëtte van Lynden lezing: A Decade after the Spring - The Arab World at Crossroads.

Thursday 15 December 2022
The lecture will be followed by drinks.
Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Lorentzzaal (A 144)

The North Africa and Middle East department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NISIS  (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) and Leiden University are organising the 2022 Henriëtte van Lynden lecture. This year's speaker is Amr Hamzawy (George Washington University).

The lecture is followed by a reception and open to all. However, we do ask you to sign up by sending an email with your name to: hvl-lezing@minbuza.nl. If you sign up for multiple people, please add all names to your mail.

About Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy is the director of the Middle East Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. He studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin. In the coming years, Amr Hamzawy will also teach at George Washington University in Washington DC. He was previously an associate professor of political science at Cairo University and a professor of public policy at the American University in Cairo. Hamzawy’s research, teaching interests as well as academic publications focus on democratisation processes in Egypt, governance in the Arab world, and contemporary debates in Arab political thought. His recent book “Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World’’ was published in October 2022.

A Decade after the Spring

In this year's lecture Egyptian political scientist Amr Hamzawy will shed light on the political transition processes and trends that have unfolded in the MENA region after the Arab uprisings of 2011. He will discuss his views on the popular uprisings which challenged existing systems across the MENA region and the struggles for political change. Hamzawy’s address takes place around the 10-year anniversary of the Ministry’s Shiraka programme on the relation between citizens and governance systems in the MENA region.

Henriëtte van Lynden lecture

The Henriëtte van Lynden lecture bears the name of Henriëtte van Lynden-Leijten, former director of the North Africa and Middle East department at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Henriëtte van Lynden started an annual public lecture about the MENA region during her directorship and after her passing in 2010, this lecture is dedicated to her in memoriam.


Prior to the lecture NISIS also organizes a workshop with Amr Hamzawy on the 14th of December. For more information see: 



More information on how to get to the Kamerlingh Onnes Building can be found here: https://www.staff.universiteitleiden.nl/locations/kamerlingh-onnes-building?cf=service-units&cd=administration-and-central-services

Routebeschrijving in Dutch

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