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Cairo Recruitment Opportunity

The Senior Associate Dean of SIPA, Rob Garris, recently informed me that he will be visiting Cairo and wishes to meet with those in the area that are interested in learning more about SIPA.  An RSVP is required and if you are able to attend, please send an email with the subject heading “Cairo Visit” to  sipa_admission@columbia.edu.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 15th.  The event will be held at the following hotel:

CAIRO SEMIRAMIS
CORNICHE EL NIL, GARDEN CITY • CAIRO, 11511 • EGYPT

Hotel Contact Information

Front Desk: +20-2-27957171

The room location has yet to be set so those who RSVP will need to check with the front desk or concierge for the specific room location.  We apologize for the short notice but if you will be able to attend please RSVP to sipa_admission@columbia.edu.

Alumna Addresses President Obama’s Cairo Speech on NPR

Zaina Arafat (MIA ’09) was a guest on National Public Radio, reacting to President Barack Obama’s address in Cairo, Egypt entitled “A New Beginning.” Arafat, a native of the West Bank, said “I thought President Obama … showed a deep understanding and respect for Muslims. As a woman, I was pleased to hear him address women’s access to education in the Muslim world.”

You can listen to the 17:55 segment on the NPR Web site.

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