We've been following local response to the ongoing tumult in Egypt, and a World Affairs Council lecture this Tuesday, Feb. 1 will try to answer some tough questions.

Among them—what, really, is happening in Egypt? Will Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stay or will he go? And what happens next?

The Feb. 1 event, at noon at 1126 SW Park Ave., features Thomas Bartlett, former president of the American University of Cairo and onetime UN adviser. Bartlett will leave for Cairo on Wednesday.

This two-part World Council series on Egypt will continue Feb. 17 with a program by Nohad Toulan.

To register, visit this site.