Giulio Regeni and Egypt’s Disappeared

Giulio Regeni was a Cambridge student studying in Egypt who was brutally tortured and murdered. Amnesty International, and local human rights organisations have brought attention to the role of of Egyptian security forces in hundreds of cases of forced disappearances.

In collaboration with the Egypt Solidarity Initiative, and Amnesty International Cambridge City group, who organised the talk, we invite you to join us in discussing the future of the Truth for Giulio Campaign.

Speakers include Dr John Chalcraft, LSE, and a representative from Amnesty International.

The meeting will open with a short piece of music composed especially by Ben Adams, in memory of Giulio Regeni.

John Chalcraft is an Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Empire/ Imperialism at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previous posts include a Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh and a Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. His research focuses on history and politics ‘from below’ in the modern Middle East and North Africa. He has worked on popular protest, low-skilled labour migration, survivalist enterprise, and labour, with special reference to Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, and increasingly to the GCC countries and North Africa. His most recent book is Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He is currently working on transnational advocacy and activism with reference to migrant labour rights in the GCC, Palestinian rights in Israel/Palestine, and citizenship rights in Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia.