The Fulbright Legacy

J. William Fulbright was born in Missouri in 1905. He was educated at the University of Arkansas and at Oxford University, where, as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned an M.A. degree.

Fulbright was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1944 and served there from 1945 through 1974. In 1949 he became a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and from 1959 to 1974 he was its chairman, the longest serving chairman of that committee in history. Fulbright became one of the most influential and best-known members of the Senate. In 1963 Walter Lippman said, “The role he plays in Washington is indispensable. There is no one else who is so powerful and also so wise?” Today he is best remembered for the legislation establishing the Fulbright Program, which passed without debate in 1946. The first participants traveled in 1948. Since then more than 310,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the program.

Of all of the joint ventures in which we might engage, Fulbright later said of the program,”the most productive is educational exchange Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can, to the humanizing of international relations.

The Mandate

The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt was established in 1949, and is the oldest and largest Fulbright program in the Arab world. It was created through a protocol between the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. State Department. Governed by eight Directors of its Board, there are four Egyptian and four American Board members. Since 1949 nearly 7,000 scholars have been American Fulbrighters in Egypt or Egyptian Fulbrighters in the United States. The Commission’s mandate is to cultivate mutual understanding through educational exchange. We do so, one Fulbrighter at a time, so that every Fulbrighter is better prepared to pursue what Senator J. William Fulbright called the “essence of intercultural education: empathy, the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to see….”

Members of the Board

  • Dr. Essam Khamis Ibrahim
    Dr. Essam Khamis Ibrahim Deputy Minister

    Higher Education & Scientific Research

  • Ms. Helen Lafave
    Ms. Helen Lafave Minister Counselor for Public Affairs

    U.S. Embassy – Cairo

  • Dr. Hossam ElMalahey
    Dr. Hossam ElMalahey Head, Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector

    Ministry of Higher Education

  • Ms. Katie Donohoe
    Ms. Katie Donohoe Director

    Office of Education and Training
    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Egypt

  • Dr. Mohamed Salheen
    Dr. Mohamed Salheen The Minister’s Advisor for Strategic Planning
  • Mr. Raymond R. Miller
    Mr. Raymond R. Miller Founding Partner

    Raafat.miller.consulting – rmc

  • Dr. Youssef Rashed
    Dr. Youssef Rashed Acting Secretary

    Supreme Council of Universities

Fulbright Commission in Egypt Staff

Management

  • Dr. Maggie N. Nassif
    Dr. Maggie N. Nassif Executive Director

Programs

  • Ms. Ranya Rashed
    Ms. Ranya Rashed Director of Programs
  • Ms. Amira Ibrahim
    Ms. Amira Ibrahim Senior Program Officer
  • Mr. Asser Hany
    Mr. Asser Hany Program Officer
  • Ms. Iman Jamal
    Ms. Iman Jamal Program Consultant
  • Ms. Cindy Mohareb
    Ms. Cindy Mohareb Program Assistant
  • Mr. Raheem Mikhail
    Mr. Raheem Mikhail Program Assistant
  • Noha Saleh
    Noha Saleh Intern

Finance

  • Mr. Ashraf Ismail
    Mr. Ashraf Ismail Finance Manager
  • Mr. Mohamed Abdel Rassoul
    Mr. Mohamed Abdel Rassoul Senior Financial Officer

Administration

  • Ms. Nermin Fikry
    Ms. Nermin Fikry Admin Officer
  • Khaled Selim
    Khaled Selim IT Officer
  • Mohamed Mahmoud
    Mohamed Mahmoud HR Officer
  • Ms. Maria Samuel
    Ms. Maria Samuel Intern
  • Mr. Youssry Mahdy
    Mr. Youssry Mahdy Admin Assistant
  • Mr. Hisham Farid
    Mr. Hisham Farid Admin Assistant
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