March 20th, 2011
Mervat Abu Oaf, Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Chair in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, was very busy last week in anticipation of the March 19 referendum on amendments to the Constitution. Mervat, who teaches a course on Media Law and Policy that covers the Egyptian Constitution, prepared and presented two lectures about the proposed Egyptian Constitutional amendments. The lectures were organized by the Center for Learning and Teaching, and were both entitled "CLT Forum: Crash Workshop on the Constitutional Amendments." One lecture was conducted in English and was open to AUC faculty and students. Another was given in Arabic on March 17, for staff and custodians. For a link to a recording of the forum, click HERE.
Mervat also lectured members of the Greek Orthodox Club in Heliopolis on March 14, an event organized by Dr. Jeannettte Nounou and Mr. Claude Naccache, head of the Board of Directors of the Club. The title of the lecture was "The Egyptian Constitution: Changes to the Constitution in light of the recent political changes in Egypt." Posters were distributed announcing the lecture, which was conducted in Arabic and attended by 221 members who showed great interest and involvement concerning the March 19 referendum. On this occasion, Mervat explained the structure of the abolished Egyptian Constitution and the proposed amendments to the 11 articles of the Constitution. A series of similar lectures will be conducted to boost awareness of the expected parliamentary and presidential elections.