Established by The Shafik Gabr Foundation, the Gabr Fellowship brings together a group of 20 emerging leaders from across Egypt and the U.S. - 10 Egyptians and 10 Americans. Fellows will meet with world-renowned public figures to explore transnational challenges faced by their societies and to gain insight into the diversity within Egyptian and American societies, traditions, politics, business, governance, art, law, media, customs and religions.
Leveraging their expertise and the depth of the exchange, Fellows will work together on collaborative action projects. The action projects address common challenges facing Egyptian and American societies. The projects serve to broaden the impact of the Gabr Fellowship to the Fellows' peers, communities and societies with the goal of sustainable bridge building across both the east and west.
The 2014 Gabr Fellowship will travel to Egypt May 10-24 and to the United States June 7-21. Fellows must be available for the entirety of the Fellowship travel dates.
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Read more about the 2013 Gabr Fellowship
October 16, 2014 — Blog
Asfari and Gabr will be honored at the Middle East Institute’s 68th Annual Awards Banquet. Asfari will receive the Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence, which recognizes exceptional contributions of Arab men and women in the fields of politics, culture, business and philanthropy. Gabr will be accepting MEI’s Visionary Award, which recognizes an Arab individual or institution for their exceptional work in the region. Read More »
October 31, 2013 — Blog
Yesterday at an event honoring the inaugural class of The Gabr Fellowship, US and Foreign Diplomats, members of Congress, and leading Middle East experts had a chance to hear first-hand from the Gabr Fellows about their experiences traveling to Egypt and the US. The Gabr Fellowship is a group of 22 emerging leaders from across Egypt and the US. - 10 Egyptians and 12 Americans. Read More »
October 24, 2013 — Blog
By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
Four participants of the inaugural class of Shafik Gabr Fellows sat down with HuffPost Live yesterday to talk about the prestigious program and their misconceptions and newfound realizations about the United States and Egypt. The fellowship incorporates discussion sessions, action projects and trips to Egypt and the United States. Read More »
October 21, 2013 — Blog
By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
On Saturday, AAI President James Zogby conveyed a message his mother taught him to 22 young professionals from the United States and Egypt. He said: “If you want someone to listen to you, listen to them first.” The young leaders Dr. Zogby addressed make up the inaugural class of The Shafik Gabr Fellowship, a prestigious, multi-faceted program incepted by Shafik Gabr, prominent Egyptian businessman, through the Gabr Foundation’s East-West Dialogue Initiative. In addition to developing actionable projects and forging cross-cultural connections with each other, the fellows will spend two weeks in major U.S. cities meeting with policy experts, media representatives and business leaders to engage in frank discussions about problems impacting both regions. Read More »