Christina Fallon, Gabr Fellow. June 17th 2013

“During these nearly two weeks of travel, study, and dialogue in Egypt we have discussed at length the country's precarious situation not just in terms of stability but also with regard to effective governance. In this pivotal period it seems there is a particular need for the nation's dedicated and educated young people to apply their great talents and energy toward the tangible details of public policy and to be informed participants in the national debate over such areas as infrastructure, the economy, the environment, public health, social welfare, and education-- the same set of core policy issues that every democracy must constantly strive to ensure are effectively addressed and also appropriately reflective of the people's collective needs and the nation's strategic path forward. In the U.S. it can be difficult to get younger people engaged on these often mundane yet vital aspects of governance, and I sense that the same is currently true here in Egypt. However, this rich Fellowship experience has shown me that my Egyptian contemporaries absolutely possess the will and talent to meet these great challenges and because of that, I am optimistic for the future of their country.”
Christina Fallon, Gabr Fellow. June 17th 2013

4th February 2016