The Center for Democracy, Tolerance, and Religion and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies present

What Egypt Might Learn from Indonesia about Reducing Military Prerogatives

A round table discussion with Marcus Mietzner, Steven Cook, and Alfred Stepan.

Marcus Mietzner is Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University and the author of  Military Politics, Islam and the State in Indonesia: From Turbulent Transition to Democratic Consolidation, which was highly praised by The Economist. Professor Mietzner’s research on models of controlling the military during democratic transition in Indonesia can be posited as a potential guide for Egypt’s transition.

Steven A Cook is the authoritative scholar on the Egyptian military, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC, and author of Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey and a forthcoming book on the Egyptian transition.

Moderated by Professor Alfred Stepan, Wallace Sayre Professor of Government, author of two books on civil-military relations and a number of texts on failed and successful democratic transitions. Professor Stepan has made two visits to Egypt since March 2011.