Secretary General, Masr Alhurreya
Shaheer George is an Egyptian young activist who is one of the founders and currently the Secretary General of the Egyptian social liberal party Masr Alhurreya. He graduated from the faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University in 2006 and finished his master’s degree in Political Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2013. Professionally, Shaheer worked as the Youth and Women Empowerment Specialist at the Governance and Civic Engagement program at CARE international in Egypt from late 2008 till early 2012 then as a freelance consultant in Governance, youth empowerment and NGOs capacity building. As for now, he works as the Labour Rights researcher in the Egyptian human rights NGO, The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Shaheer’s interests are mainly in areas related to Governance, civic engagement and state-society relations. He used to write daily columns in Egyptian online news portal Aswat Masriya. In addition, he has several contributions on the issues of governance, civic education and youth empowerment. Most importantly, he co-authored the 16th chapter of the UNDP Egypt Human Development Report in 2010 on Youth focusing on politics of participation.