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East-West: The Art of Dialogue

The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative is a dynamic exchange program designed to connect and build constructive relations between future leaders from the Arab world and the West. The initiative was launched in 2012 in London, Washington and New York. It has been set up by the Shafik Gabr Foundation, and inspired by the Orientalist traveler painters.

The 2016 Fellowship application process has now closed. The Egypt program will take place from September 1st - 10th, 2016; and the US program from September 17th - 24th, 2016

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