NEWPORT, R.I. – Mona Mowafi, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and founder/president of NEGMA, which promotes innovative solutions for a New Egypt, will present a talk, “From Popular Protest to Post-Revolution Vision: Securing Development in Egypt” on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Salve Regina University.
The lecture, free and open to the public, will be presented at 6 p.m. in the Young Building, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles avenues. The event is sponsored by Salve Regina’s departments of sociology & anthropology and social work, along with the office of international programs
Mowafi will discuss major milestones that have taken place in Egypt since the Jan. 25th Revolution and will examine how recent political developments in the country are linked locally and globally. She will also address how access to social services (e.g. healthcare) and economic opportunity at the local level may be important to unleashing prosperity and security for the long term.
This talk will take a critical look at internal political and social movements and what actions can help spur economic growth. Examples will be given of people-centered models that can be scaled up to spur growth and security in the post-Revolution period.
Mowafi holds a doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she continues to work conducting research on health and development in Egypt and the Arab world, focusing on chronic diseases and urban health inequities. She also has a strong interest in civil society capacity building and transformative philanthropy to promote innovative solutions for social and economic development challenges in Egypt and the Arab world.