Egypt Fulbright Commission’s Executive Director Is Interviewed By AL AHRAM MASSAI
Bruce A. Lohof, the new Executive Director of Egypt’s Fulbright Commission, appeared under the headline “we are working in Egypt for mutual benefit” in the December 12 issue of AL AHRAM MASSAI, Egypt’s largest-circulation evening daily. The interview permitted Lohof to explain the Commission’s mission, and to clarify the binational nature of its funding, governance and programs. Asked for his “vision for improving the image of both Arabs and Americans,” Lohof said: “Our faith is that the more we know about each other the more we’ll like each other. Mutual educational exchange breeds empathy; empathy breeds mutual understanding.” Through interviews like this, BFCE is able to counteract bad publicity with positive outreach.