Conference on World Affairs

Young Egyptian Activist to Recount Details of Revolution


Twenty-four year old Egyptian activist Gigi Ibrahim will deliver a plenary address at this year’s Conference on World Affairs. Her speech, “Inside the Egyptian Revolution,” will be held in Macky Auditorium on Thursday, April 7 at 3 p.m.

Ibrahim was a leading organizer and activist leading up to and during the revolution. She received international recognition though her constant Facebook and Twitter updates from inside Tahrir Square. Ibrahim was recently featured on the cover of Time magazine as a member of “The Generation Changing the World” and has been the subject of numerous media segments, including PBS’s Frontline.

After spending her childhood in Egypt, Ibrahim attended high school and college in Anaheim, California. In 2008, she transferred back to Egypt to attend the American University in Cairo, where she helped in the planning and preparation of the recent demonstrations.

All Conference on World Affairs sessions are free and open to the public, making the CWA the largest, most accessible event of its kind in the country.