Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, March 25, 2011

Mideast expert to discuss Egypt


Katie Croake

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.

She will give her talk, "Egypt's Revolution: What Happened and What Now?," from Washington, D.C., via Skype from noon to 1 p.m. central time. Audience members can gather in the La Follette School conference room or contact career development coordinator Mary Russell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., about participating via Skype.

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.