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American University Cairo’s Shahab Ahmed Memorial Room

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Nora Lessersohn at AUC’s Shahab Ahmed Memorial Room

In February 2016, members of the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at American University in Cairo initiated a development campaign to raise funds for the naming of a Shahab Ahmed Memorial Room on the new AUC campus.  The drive was successful and a plaque was installed in conjunction with a memorial event held in Ahmed’s honor on March 9, 2016.  

Ahmed was an AUC alumnus (Class of 1991) and former assistant professor of Arabic literature and Islamic Studies in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (1998-2000). The new memorial room is a fitting tribute to an outstanding and beloved member of the AUC community.