Former ”Democracy Now!” co-host Abdel Kouddous to discuss reporting on Egypt’s uprisings at Nov. 6 talk

Sharif Abdel KouddousThe Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies will host journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who will discuss Egyptian politics and the front lines of reporting on the country’s 2011 and 2013 uprisings.

The event, sponsored by the Center for International Affairs, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Adelbert Hall’s Toepfer Room.

Kouddous has served as a senior producer, co-host and correspondent for the independent TV/radio news hour “Democracy Now!” and remains a regular contributor to The Nation magazine.

He is a fellow at the Nation Institute and a board member of the independent media collective “Mosireen” in Egypt. Sharif also was the 2012 recipient of the Izzy Award for “outstanding achievement in independent media” for his coverage of the Egyptian revolution.  In addition to reporting from across Egypt, Sharif has reported from Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and Bahrain.

He has written for Foreign PolicyThe ProgressiveAl-Ahram Weekly and Al-Masry Al Youm, and has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Ed Schultz Show” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” as well as on Al Jazeera English.

Light refreshments will be served. An RSVP is suggested.