Peter Hessler and Sewell Chan Talk About Egypt Since the Arab Spring at the LA World Affairs Council

Join Peter Hessler and Sewell Chan, Deputy Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Times, in a breakfast talk about “Egypt Since the Arab Spring” on May 13th at 8:00AM, sponsored by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, a nonpartisan membership organization bringing foreign affairs to Los Angeles. Drawing on Egypt’s rich ancient history and the contemporary stories from the locals he has befriended, Hessler will discuss the impact of the revolution on Egyptian culture, business, and politics at a Global Café Breakfast. He will address President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s rise to power and how he is different, but not necessarily better, than the rulers who preceded him. Hessler will also discuss the US-Egypt alliance, the struggling Egyptian economy, and the large, restless population of young people.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler will be published on May 7th by Penguin Press in North America, Profile Books in the United Kingdom, and Text Publishing in Australia and New Zealand.

Peter’s profile of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, “Egypt’s Failed Revolution” appeared in the January 2, 2017 issue of The New Yorker.