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The American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo

100 Years, 100 Stories

by Andrew Humphreys and Gadi Farfour
Publication Date: 04/02/2020
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In 2019, the American University in Cairo (AUC) celebrates its centenary. Founded on Tahrir Square, the university has been at the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of Cairo and Egypt for the last one hundred years, and is hailed as one of the leading academic institutions in the Middle East. AUC's alumni have included diplomats, business leaders, statesmen and stateswomen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, media personalities, filmmakers, revolutionaries, and even a queen. In that time, the university has experienced wars, revolutions, attempted nationalization, bombings, and, in recent times, a wholesale move to a new purpose-built campus in the desert. Utilizing a rich array of photographs, documents, and objects, this book presents one hundred short stories about the life and legacy of this unique and remarkable institution.
Middle Eastern history
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American University in Cairo Press
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United States
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