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Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in Egypt for an American School of Higher Learning: the American University in Cairo (AUC)
Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 7:30pm

By Thomas Bartlett, former American University in Cairo president

The former President of the American University in Cairo, Tom Bartlett, now a Portland resident and local ARCE-OR chapter member, will talk about the American University in Cairo in a changing Egypt in changing times. He will include a brief outline of the history of this American institution in Egypt and describe in detail its role in the past and today in both education in general and the country as a whole. He will also discuss the plans of the school in the context of meeting Egypt's needs and the needs of students in the future.

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Union
Portland State University
Free admission and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt in cooperation with the Middle East Studies Center of Portland State University.

Tom Bartlett, received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. From 1956 to 1963 he served as a member of the U.S Permanent Mission to the United Nations. In 1963 he was elected President of the American University in Cairo, where he server for six years. He subsequently served as President of Colgate University, President of the Association of American Universities, Chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Chancellor of the Oregon University System, and Chancellor of the Statue University of New York. During 2002-2003 he returned to AUC as Interim President following the death of President John Gerhart. He has been a trustee of AUC since 1976.

For more information, Contact the Middle East Studies Center at 725-5054.