One of the greatest assets of ARIC is the diversity and strength of its faculty members. Twenty years after completing my studies in ARIC, I still remember the many lessons that I have learned from my teachers.
Amr Osman '00
Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities, Qatar University
My training during those two years provided me with a solid foundation for all of my subsequent research in the field at the PhD and Post-doctoral levels, something for which I am truly grateful.
Amar Salem Baadj '06
Post-Doctoral Researcher at Bonn University and Trier University
Thanks to my M.A. in Arabic Studies from AUC, I was able to earn a full assistantship from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to apply my knowledge for various projects within the School of Information Studies there, until I entered the field of Middle East librarianship as head of the Middle East Area Studies Collection at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, until 2009 when my real dream job to run the Cairo Overseas Office of the Library of Congress became a reality.
William J. Kopycki '96
Field Director, Library of Congress, Cairo Overseas Office
The program gave me the skills, knowledge, credibility, and insights that enabled me to transform my passion into a vocation. It was also a wonderful experience to become part of a welcoming academic community, through which I made great, long-lasting friends.
Seif El Rashidi '99
Director of The Barakat Trust, and Project Manager, The Institute of Historical Research, London
The course structure is so much better and more stringent than a similar one in the UK; added to which, with the excellent Museum of Islamic Art and all Cairo’s monuments to hand, there is a veritable cornucopia of extant examples within easy reach to visit and study.
Rosalind A. Wade Haddon '92
Research Associate, SOAS, University of London Hon and Secretary of the Islamic Art Circle, SOAS