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About Association of Egyptian-American Scholars

Association of Egyptian-American Scholars Association of Egyptian-American Scholars Mission: To create a forum for North American Egyptian scholars that facilitates dialogue and promotes partnerships with Egyptian counterparts to implement beneficial scholarly endeavors. The idea of creating the Egyptian-American scholars association started by a discussion between Dr. Mohamed El-Wakil of Wisconsin and Dr. Ahmed Shouman of New Mexico in 1968. They both pursued the formalization of the group supported in Cairo by the Egyptian government and the Society of Friends of Egyptian Scholars Abroad. In 1971, fifteen Charter members were declared, and by 1972 the registration list reached 62 members. In 1973, the Association of Egyptian-American Scholars in the United States and Canada was formally established, and by 1974 it was officially incorporated in the State of Wisconsin, with Dr Mohamed El-Wakil as its President. Through the years close to 600 scholars have joined the Association, very many are still active and supportive.
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