“Between the first part of the fellowship in Egypt in June and the second part of the fellowship in the United States in October, it seemed as if a world had changed. Egypt had undergone a regime change, Egypt-U.S. relations worsened, and mutual popular perception was at an all time low. However, amidst this backdrop, the personal bonds between the Egyptian and American fellows could not have been stronger. Despite the political strains between the governments, the fellows were bound together by a common understanding and hope for a better future for both countries. The Gabr Fellowship helped us recognize a common vision, and I hope the relationship between our countries will also be strengthened by the same vision for freedom and a better tomorrow. ”
Leslie Lang, Gabr Fellow. November 25th 2013

4th February 2016