Welcome to East-West:

The Art of Dialogue

An initiative to enhance critical understanding and cooperation amongst young emerging leaders in the Arab World and the West through a global exchange project.

Gustav Bauernfeind - A Street Scene, Damascus

Gabr Fellowship

The Shafik Gabr Fellowship, now in it’s second year, has completed the travel portion of the 2014 program.

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Information Statement 7
Wednesday 23rd July, 2014.

The 2014 Gabr Fellows' United States program convened in Washington, D.C. on June 7th.

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The East-West Initiative

The initiative allows young emerging leaders to participate in exchange programs between the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

The initiative was launched in London, Washington and New York.

It has been set up by the Shafik Gabr Foundation, and inspired by the Orientalist traveler painters.

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