Author Archives: Taher Helmy

Taher Helmy’s Speech at the AUC Commencement Ceremony 2008

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Amcham Egypt: Doorknock Mission 2006 Part 3

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Amcham Egypt: Doorknock Mission 2006 Part 2

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Amcham Egypt: Doorknock Mission 2006 Part 1

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About Dr. Taher Helmy

Taher Helmy is the senior partner and co-founder of the Egyptian Law Firm Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker & McKenzie). He is a member Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, and was the first Arab lawyer to be admitted before the … Continue reading

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Morsi’s moment of truth

The time has arrived for President Morsi and his political party to show that they aim to create a participatory democracy, rather than an authoritarian state The main point was to move forward with socially equitable development, and rebuild a … Continue reading

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Richard Branson calls for transition to inclusive democracy in Egypt

Morsi’s government should prove that it is a truly democratic government that encourages investment among its people to attract foreign entrepreneurs like Richard Branson At the end of October, Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of British company Virgin Group, … Continue reading

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Egypt’s mixed messages

Egypt has turned a page and must respect the results of the nation’s first democratic presidential elections by giving the new leadership a chance. Although many have understandable reservations, the fact is that the Muslim Brotherhood won. Now that President … Continue reading

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Egypt’s consolidation of power… What’s next?

While Egypt’s Armed Forces were securing Sinai, President Mohammed Morsi took measures to secure the executive branch’s power. In a series of well-calculated moves, Morsi first eliminated the heads of central command, the military police and presidential guard, i.e. all … Continue reading

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Empowering the people

Taher Helmy* charts a course for social and economic success through empowerment of the average citizen One of the challenges that Egypt is facing with regards to reform is the fact that those most affected — average Egyptians — have … Continue reading

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