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Fulbright 60th Anniversary

The Egyptian Fulbright Commission recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in Egypt–one of the longest serving Fulbright commissions in the world since Sen. Fulbright from Arkansas created the program. On Nov. 14, I went to Sharif’s house for dinner with his friend Ahmed and sister Sunduq. His mom prepared a fabulous meal once again, and then me, Sharif, and Ahmed went to the Fulbright Concert down at the Opera House in Zamelak.

Here are some photos of the day. Here is the Metro Stop at Muhammad Naquib station where I wait for Sherif to pick me up:

Metro Stop Muhammad Naguib

Metro Stop Muhammad Naguib

Statue in Midan Muhammad Naguib (looking away from undeground Metro station)

Statue in Midan Muhammad Naguib (looking away from undeground Metro station)

Mosque across the street from Metro Station Muhammad Naguib

Mosque across the street from Metro Station Muhammad Naguib

Bread delivery right before dinner at Muhammad Naguib Midan

Bread delivery right before dinner at Muhammad Naguib Midan

Sherif, Ahmed and I fought traffic to get from Nasr City to Zamelak for the concert. First there was an art exhibition, then the gala concert.

Staircase in the Cairo Opera House

Staircase in the Cairo Opera House

Lobby of the Cairo Opera House

Lobby of the Cairo Opera House

1 comment to Fulbright 60th Anniversary

  • Tom Carsey

    More amazing photos — it is hard to believe all the history that is there. The Alex Library must be an amazing place. In some ways it is really surprising that Egypt is not a more powerful and developed place. Between that fabulous history of intellectual leadership and access to oil as a resource, it should easily be a country at least as developed as the average Western European country.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Tom

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