American Studies Circle Convenes Evening on Themes in American Studies

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On April 19 Fulbright Egypt’s American Studies Circle gathered at the Villa for an evening on Minorities in the United States. The first in a series of “Themes in American Studies” evenings, the program featured presentations by three alumni: Dr. Laila Rizk (Columbia University, 1995-1996) of Ain Shams University spoke on “Native-American Drama,” Dr. Maher Mahdi (California State University – San Bernardino, 1993) of Helwan University spoke on “Chicano Poetry,” and Dr. Osama Madani (Western Michigan University, 2001) of Menoufia University spoke on “Asian-American Culture.” Nearly three dozen faculty members and students enriched the discussion with their comments and questions. The gathering was planned by Fulbright alumna Dr. Areeg Ibrahim (Yale University, 2005-2006) of Helwan University. Through activities like this, the Commission shares the expertise of its alumni with other members of Egypt’s academic community.

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