U.S. Fulbright Specialist Visits Cairo Conservatoire

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Dr. Douglas Weeks, Babcock Professor of Piano at Converse College,visited the Cairo Conservatoire recently under the auspices of the Commission’s Fulbright Specialist Program. Invited by Dr. Inas Abdel Dayem, Dean of the Conservatoire,Dr. Weeks worked with Dr. Eman Samy,Head of the Piano Department, to present master classes and workshops for piano students. While in Egypt Dr. Weeks also performed at a gala concert celebrating the Commission’s 60th anniversary. A distinguished alumnus, Dr. Weeks was a Fulbright Scholar at the Conservatoire in 1999 and returned to Egypt as a Specialist in 2004. The Specialist program provides short-term opportunities for Egyptian institutions and American scholars to increase collaboration between the United States and Egypt. The Commission is grateful for Douglas’ continuing interest in its programs.

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