BFCE hosts Regional Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Seminar

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Twenty-three American Fulbright Scholars from ten different MENA-hosted countries assembled in Cairo, Egypt from March 2-4, 2013 for the first MENA-region Fulbright Scholars Enrichment Seminar. In cooperation with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the seminar succeeded in bringing together American scholars currently conducting research or teaching in Morocco, Algeria, Israel, West Bank, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The seminar was hosted by the Bi-national Fulbright Commission in Egypt, facilitated by Fulbright Executive Director, Elizabeth B. Khalifa, and attended by Donna Ives, State Department’s Chief for North Africa and Middle East Academic Programs, and Patricia Kabra, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs – US Embassy, Cairo. It provided a rich opportunity for the scholars to share their research and teaching experiences through formal presentations and dialogue with a particular focus on major challenges, solutions and success factors. Scholars exchanged ideas and resources, networked, engaged in lively group discussions and toured Egyptian cultural sites in Cairo. Special guest presentations were given by Dr. Lisa Anderson, AUC President, and Dr. Ziad Bahaa El Din, AUC Faculty member and Attorney at Law.

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