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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are an integral part of our interdisciplinary work of MESC. Scholars contribute to the research and academic life of the center in numerous ways, from holding 'brown bag lunch' seminars or public lectures to conducting research for peer-reviewed publications or as part of our own working paper series

1- International visiting scholars application form
Work permit for non-Egyptians
Exact dates of the scholar’s research activities to be identified in the invitation letter
Copy of passport
Copies of certificate of the last academic degree
Curriculum vitae
Statement of research objectives, including a description of the research methodology and tools the applicant plans to use in Egypt: Please indicate where you learned about AUC's international visiting scholar program
Letter of reference from employer or institution
Proof of financial funds or a letter of commitment for self-financing
A recommendation and willingness to consult/supervise from an AUC full-time faculty member assuming responsibility for the scholar’s commitment to laws and regulations in Egypt, including obtaining the required permits if and when needed, in addition to
Endorsement by the chair of the sponsoring department.
 Endorsement by the dean of the sponsoring School.

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Further details can be found here.

Read about our most recent Visiting Scholars below: 

Akira Ueno
MESC Visiting Scholar, Spring 2018

Born in 1990, and getting B.A. in 2013 and M.A. in 2015 from the College of Arts and Science, the University of Tokyo. Currently a PhD student in the same institution. Getting the scholarship from Matsushita Konosuke Memorial Fund and staying in Egypt for research purpose from 2017 to 2018.

Research Summary:
Major in comparative politics, especially political regime, state-society relations, and contentious politics. Currently conducting an archival research on the activity of human rights organization through the annual reports of Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR).

Anné-Marie Condacse, Oklahoma University
MESC Visiting Scholar, Fall 2017

Romanian-born soprano Anné-Marie Condacse has been a resident artist with the George Enescu Romanian National Philharmonic and appeared as guest soloist with the Romanian National Opera, Ion Dacian Operetta Theater, Oradea Lyric Theater, Cairo Philharmonic, and Woodlands Symphony. Dr. Condacse has performed as a recitalist and concert artist throughout the United States, Romania, Italy, Germany, Egypt, and Mexico.  She has appeared on programs broadcast on the Romanian National Television and Romanian National Radio.

Research Summary: 
The History of Opera in Egypt 
The birth of opera in Egypt is closely linked to another important event in the history of this country, the opening of the Suez Canal, and to the birth of one the most well-known operas, Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Inspired by the construction of Opéra Garnier, Ismail Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, contemplated the idea of building an opera house modeled on La Scala of Milan as part of his plan of making Cairo one of the greatest cultural centers in the region. In 1969, Khedive Ismail ordered the construction of the first opera house in Egypt and planed that its inauguration to be part of the celebration of the opening of the Suez Canal.