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It was a ten-day walk from the village of Erra in Eritrea to Sudan. Aman and Meron, are two students at the CAWU Learning center in Cairo. They left their family behind at age 14 and 17. Annually tens of thousands of Eritreans leave the country to escape the harsh compulsory military service. Just...
Mr. Nabil Youssef [Nabīl Yūsuf], office director of the Cairo Foreign Press Association, asked Cornelis Hulsman to announce the death of FPA chairman Volkhard Windfuhr to the FPA members. Hulsman has been an FPA board member between 1995 and 2009 and served as its general secretary between 2003 and...
German organization Misereor decided not to continue support for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) after 1 July 2019 for reasons of policy change. CIDT has been supporting the Center for Arab-West Understanding in turn. Misereor has been good for around 35% of their...
We discovered some nasty exchanges on Facebook between Ra’ed el-Sharqawi and others who wrongly believe Ra’ed el-Sharqawi is representing the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU).The boards of both organizations felt the need...
On February 11, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) board of directors issued a warning not to travel to Egypt for study and/or research. Our Center for Arab-West Understanding disagrees. The brutal murder of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni is a great tragedy, first of all for his family,...
Notes on the occasion of Prof. Mike Reimer's 60th birthday, assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo. Muslim-Christian relations are so much more complex as media tend to report. 
AWR: On June 29, our friend Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab (Mahmoud Azzab) suddenly passed away. He meant a lot to Arab-West Report. Intern Alastair White translated this article about him.
Arab-West Report, of course, wants to be quoted. German researcher Matthias Gillé has indeed done so, and has made extensively use of AWR sources for his 202-page thesis titled, “Der koptische Papst Shenouda III. Beobachtungen zu Theologie und Biografie.” He referred nine times to Hulsman in the...
We are grateful for the blog space Egypt Today is providing Arab-West Report, an electronic magazine and database founded in 1997 to foster understanding between people of different cultures and convictions. We believe in pluralism, which means that we have to accept that people, both individuals...
When interviewing the most crucial thing is to have a well-prepared interview guide that allows the interviewer to control and direct the interview in the most beneficial way possible for the research as a whole. Our focus will be on interview guides used for semi-structured interviews.

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