Alum Katie Croake, program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, will discuss recent events in Egypt in a La Follette School presentation Tuesday, March 29.
Croake manages NDI programs in Egypt, where president Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in February, opening up possibilities for a new era of democratic political life. In Egypt, NDI advises political parties, aids civic organizations that observe elections, and supports women and youth who want to participate fully in the political process.
Croake will cover implications of Egypt's revolution for NDI, the United States and the Middle East. "The hard work really begins now as political parties and citizens seek to play a central role in the transition process," Croake says.