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In my opinion, I think intercultural dialogue should emphasize similarities more than differences, as the purpose of any intercultural dialogue is to establish a common platform for the cultures involved in the dialogue for better understanding.
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
My name is Eya Bouchech [Āya Būshish], I am a 20 years old and I am Tunisian. At this moment, I am having a mind full of thoughts, tears on my cheeks and a smile. I was praying asking God to show me the right way, and thanking Him for everything, for His plans, all the love He gave to all of us,...
1. Should intercultural dialogue emphasize cultural differences, similarities, or give equal attention to both? Please explain your answer. I still think a certain balance is needed, but when it comes to explaining similarities in a shallow way this could be problematic, for instance saying that...
Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Photo by Veronica Merlo, 06-09-2019 “Medina cosmopolitiya” (“a cosmopolitan city”) has traditionally been the defining expression associated with Alexandria of Egypt. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria has distinguished itself as a place of constant interaction where people from...
At a time when the topic of migration is at the center of debate, it is usual to take under scrutiny how foreigners coming to Western countries integrate. Do they learn the language of the host country? Do they open themselves to the local communities? Do they adapt to the new customs and...
Dr. Tàriq Al-Juharì held a conference at the Center for Arab West Understanding. Moreover, he briefly discussed three major points, and then moved to answering the questions. Dr. Al-Juharì focused on three topics: the first one was: the idea of Sufism. The second one: He discussed the current...
Dr. Rāniyyā al-Mashāṭ, the Minister of Tourism, visited the ‘Queens of Egypt’ an exhibition by National Geographic. This exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the Montreal Museum of Antiquities and the Egyptian Embassy in Washington. This came as a part of her...
During a concert organized by the Association for Wives of the Arab Ambassadors in Germany, the First Lady of Germany Elke Büdenbender expressed her appreciation of the role played by Egyptian and Arab women. 

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