American Studies Circle Convenes Evening on Themes in American Studies
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.