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Nov. 6: ‘Crisis in Egypt’ Lecture

Professor Emeritus Hamed Sallam’s lecture is presented by Kessel Peace Institute for the Study of Peach and Change.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Media Relations News Release 10-31-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato Professor Emeritus Hamed Sallam will deliver a lecture titled “Crisis in Egypt: Prospects for Justice and Democracy” from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Heritage Room.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is presented by the Kessel Peace Institute for the Study of Peace and Change, which is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Sallam, who was born in Egypt, visits Egypt regularly as an educator and project consultant and recently returned from his latest visit.

In his lecture, he will offer his perspectives on the meaning of recent developments in Egypt, prospects for democracy and for improvements in the socio-economic conditions of the Egyptian people.

Sallam holds postgraduate degrees in nuclear engineering, comparative religions and computer science. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Information Science, which is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.


Immediately following the lecture, there will be a faculty reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the CSU Heritage Room for all colleagues wishing to learn about the work of the Kessel Institute and/or to consider joining the Kessel Steering Committee. The committee, open to all university faculty, is seeking additional members. The steering committee identifies issues and concerns to be addressed by the Kessel Peace Institute to promote its mission of educating the campus and wider community on peace, human rights, and social justice; plans events of the Kessel Peace Institute; and makes financial decisions on the use of the institute’s budget. The Committee is also deeply dedicated to fostering consensual decision-making and democratic praxis. We warmly invite all colleagues who are committed to working actively for peace and social transformation to attend this reception.

Those who want more information may contact Jacqueline Vieceli, professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Government, by phone at 507-389-6938 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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