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Saturday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Talking with the 'Jon Stewart of the Arab World'

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Dr. Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon turned political satirist who launched a wildly popular political talk show on YouTube from his apartment in the wake of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Youssef, dubbed the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", has gained a worldwide following on YouTube and is a voice for free expression around the Arab world. His show has more than 80 million views on YouTube and it continues to grow. Hear what he has to say about the evolving roles of comedy, satire, and entertainment in a post Arab Spring Middle East.
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Maha Abouelenein

Head of Communications & Public Affairs Middle East & North AfricaGoogle
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Bassem Youssef

Host, AlBernameg TV showQSoft VideosBassem Youssef Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, is the host of popular TV show Al Bernameg. In March 2011 and after 8 weeks of Mubarak stepping down from power, Bassem Youssef uploaded his B+ Show episode on YouTube. The... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

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