Saad Ibrahim – Egypt
Global X speaks with Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a human rights activist and professor of sociology at the American University of Cairo. He founded in 1998 the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, a research and advocacy institute in Cairo, concerned with issues of democratization and political and social development.
Dr. Ibrahim and his associates have faced three trials and three imprisonments by Egyptian Security Courts and were sentenced twice to seven years imprisonment. Egypt’s High Court of Cassation later acquitted the defendants of all charges.
On September 11, he was in a Cairo jail. Listen to him as he describes what happened that day, as he remembered that his wife and daughter were in New York accepting an award on his behalf only a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
And listen to him as he talks about his vision for the Middle East and takes the European unification process as a model.