Commission Reaches Out to Al Azhar University

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On May 26 the Commission’s Executive Director Dr. Bruce A. Lohof called on Prof. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the President of Al Azhar University. During their meeting Dr. Lohof and the President discussed the various ways in which the Commission and the University are cooperating with each other. In particular, they discussed the new Egyptian Fulbright Student program in Islamic studies, which in 2009 will send Al Azhar graduates to the Hartford Seminary, the University of Arizona, and the University of Chicago. Through visits like this, the bilateral Fulbright Commission is able to reach wider and deeper into Egypt’s academic and professional communities.

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