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Gabr Fellowship Logistical Information

Posted on March 05, 2014

Travel Dates: For the Egypt program, Fellows will arrive in Cairo on May 10 and return home on May 24. While in Egypt the program will travel between Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor.  There will be a two week break between the Egypt and American programs. The US program will begin in New York on June 7, travel to Atlanta and North Carolina, and end in Washington, DC on June 21. 

Fellows must be available for the entirety of the Fellowship travel dates.

Funding: All travel related expenses, including room and board, will be covered by the...

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Gabr Fellowship 2014 Program Schedule

Posted on March 05, 2014




May 10 – 24, 2014


June 7 – 21, 2014




New York


North Carolina

 Washington, DC

The Gabr Fellowship Program has created a unique space for Americans and Egyptians to bridge the East-West divide. The 2014 class of Fellows will meet with leading figures in policymaking, civic engagement, communications and business and visionaries from the arts and academia. A unifying theme of the American program will be the...

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2014 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala

Posted on March 03, 2014

 On April 25, 2014 the Arab American Institute Foundation hosted leaders in the Arab American community along with prominent members of the media, civil society organizations and government officials for the sixteenth annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.

The night began with a special performance of “America the Beautiful” in Arabic by 11-year-old Ms. Naya Salah. Naya’s Arabic rendition of the national hymn was featured in a SuperBowl commercial along with six other languages. Ms. Salah’s performance was a special moment to celebrate her achievements and recognize the significance of the Arab American community being...

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2014 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Honorees

Posted on March 03, 2014

Participant MediaAward for Corporate Citizenship

Established in 2004 by eBay founder and philanthropist Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is responsible for more than 50 films, of which 36 received Academy Award nominations and 7 earned Academy Awards, including Good Night and Good Luck, North Country, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, Lincoln, State 194, and The Square. Participant has pioneered the groundbreaking marriage of entertainment media and social activism, using film as the cornerstone of campaigns to facilitate social change. One campaign, in conjunction with the release of Food, Inc., prompted nearly 250,000...

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2015 Scholarships

Posted on February 06, 2014
Here's a list of 2015 Scholarship programs offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation.
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Posted on January 31, 2014

The programs listed are offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation. Please contact each organization directly for further information. To have your scholarship program included on this page please contact Joan Hanna. For American Students of Arab Descent Arab Students Studying in the United States Other Scholarships (both Arab and Arab American students)

For American Students of Arab Descent

Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism

(The Al-Muammar Scholarship has been suspended for the 2012-2013 school year. Please check back for information on the 2014-2015 award)...

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2013 Gabr Fellowship Projects

Posted on October 31, 2013

The Fellows have collaborated in teams on six project ideas aimed at addressing challenges facing Egypt and the U.S. - from establishing microclinics in Egypt to installing large interactive TV screens in Cairo and New York. Once implemented, the projects will help to achieve the goals of the East-West Initiative and ensure the program's sustainability and impact well beyond the term of the Fellowship. Read more about each project below.

Shared DistanceRe:Perception: A Creative Investigation of Cross-Cultural Perception and DialogueHealthy Innovation by Empowering Cross-Cultural SolutionsToward Sustained Renewable Energy Policy in EgyptSurvey of Attitudes Among Young...

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2013 Gabr Fellows

Posted on October 30, 2013

Egyptian Fellows Ahmed Nagy Ahmed, Senior E-Business & IS Security, ARTOC Group for Investment and Development Ahmed Ahmed works in E-Business and IS Security at ARTOC Group, one of the biggest investment holding conglomerates in the Middle East. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from Cairo University, and an MBA from ESLSCA. Besides being a member of The Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts (ESTA), he has received CFTe Certificate from the International Federation of Technical Analysts. Noha Eid,...

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