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Magda Hussein Zaki

Magda H. Zaki is a graduate of the American University in Cairo where she majored in Political Science. . During her years of college, she had the chance to participate in an exchange program in Grand Rapid State College –MI-US, as well as to travel intensively for courses in China (1978) and the US (1980).

In 2000, she received her M.A with honors from the same university; her thesis topic was “National Identity in Central Asia in the Post Soviet Erathe case of Uzbekistan” which was partly written while visiting the countries of Central Asia in the late 90's.

Between 1980 and 1990, she joined her family's business working with different international co-operations such as Rockwell Int. (USA) , Mitsubishi (Japan) etc... Yet in 1993, she decided to work in her field of studies where she joined the League of Arab States.

Between 1993 and 2005, she joined the Arab Fund for Development and Cooperation in Africa, focusing on "Development" in less fortunate African Countries.

Between 2005 and 2008 she worked in the department of Arab-North American relations where she focused researching US-Arab relations during the Bush II administration. In 2008 she got promoted as director of the department of the Dialogue among Civilizations and in 2013 became director of the department of Education and Scientific research tilting her focus from political to social affairs.