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 application process for the 2016 Fellowship opens on February 20th 2016 and closes on April 1st 2016.

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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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