Young Egyptian activist to recount details of revolution

By Staff

A 24-year-old Egyptian activist will deliver a plenary address at this year's Conference on World Affairs (CWA).

Gigi Ibrahim was a leading organizer and activist leading up to and during the revolution. Her speech, "Inside the Egyptian Revolution," will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Ibrahim received international recognition though her constant Facebook and Twitter updates from inside Tahrir Square. She recently was 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 on PBS's "Frontline."

After spending her childhood in Egypt, Ibrahim attended high school and college in Anaheim, Calif. In 2008, she returned 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.

The full schedule of events for the 63rd Conference on World Affairs is available