Hollings Center Bilateral Relations Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States. Dialogues center on looking for beneficial areas of partnership between the US and specific countries and regions.



Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An International Dialogue on Progress and Challenges

Today, with the effects of globalization and with dramatically expanded access to higher education, the quality of education has become more crucial for national development and competitiveness as well as for individual success. The rise of cross-border education, including branch campuses, student and faculty mobility, and partnerships between universities in different countries, also raises new…

The Future of U.S.–Egypt Relations: A Next-Generation Dialogue, Part II

July 2009. As a follow-up to the May 2009 dialogue, participants discussed changes in Egypt and how to reshape U.S. aid to Egypt, broaden economic ties, support effective political reform and increase educational and cultural exchange.  As in the previous dialogue, a group of Egyptian and American NGO and business leaders, diplomats, foreign policy experts,…

The Future of U.S.–Egypt Relations: A Next-Generation Dialogue, Part I (May 2009)

In order to assess the history, current state, and future course of Egypt-U.S. relations, dialogue participants debated the 30-year history of the strategic relationship between Egypt and the United States.  Participants discussed the role of the United States in promoting democracy and human rights in Egypt, the impact of economic aid and the influence of…

Expanding U.S. Study Abroad in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities

March 2008 Held at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education (IIE), this dialogue provided new perspectives to one of the fastest-growing areas of higher education.  Participants discussed how to create more diverse study abroad programs throughout the Arab world, enhance the capacity of Arab universities to host U.S….




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