“If you have gotten the chance to have a meeting at the White House, then you are lucky. If you have gotten the chance to have a meeting at White House, and the Pentagon, then you are a very lucky man. If you have gotten the chance to have a meeting at White House, the Pentagon, and the Congress, then you are a super lucky man. But, if you have got the brilliant chance to have meetings at the White House, the Pentagon, the Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Department of Homeland Security, CNN, Fox News, Google Ideas, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial, and many other interesting & valuable places, then you are a Gabr Fellow.
This opportunity gave me the best experience I've ever had, about what the Americans think and act, and how we "Egyptians and Americans" have many common interests, not only regarding the political issues, but also the cultural and social issues.
On a personal note, I'd love to express my deep thanks to the Gabr Fellowship Foundation, and its fascinating staff, for their efforts to facilitate our program, and for being helpful during our trip.”Shehab Farouk, Class of 2014
Senior Lawyer, Sharkawi Law Office - Egypt, L.L.B , L.L.M , PhD Candidate
4th February 2016