Posted by Meredith Pahowka on April 26, 2016 in Blog

The Shafik Gabr Foundation is accepting applicants for its “East-West: The Art of Dialogue” Fellowship program. Established in 2012, the Gabr Fellowship seeks to combat increasing tensions between the East and the West while sponsoring and fostering exchanges between emerging leaders from both cultures. The fellowship class is typically comprised of 10 Americans and 10 Egyptians between the ages of 24 and 35 who are emerging leaders in the areas of art, science, law, media, and entrepreneurship. Each year, the Fellowship expands to include additional nationalities. 

While participating in seminars, workshops, and discussions, Fellows will work on collaborative projects where they can leverage their experience to develop impactful initiatives. The Gabr Fellowship participants will build leadership skills, an understanding of the “other”, and immerse themselves in complex policy matters. The 2016 exchange program will take place between September 1st-10th in Egypt and move to the U.S. during September 17th-24th. If you are interested in learning more or applying, please visit this site. The deadline to apply is May 30th, 2016.