Month: November 2009

Egyptian Americans in the Bay Area – The Experts: Dr. Amr Dessouki, M.D.

Article by Magda Danish Amr Dessouki comes from a background many Egyptian Americans can relate to. His father was a Supreme Court Justice and his mother, a Sorbonne educated house wife with a major in Philosophy. Both parents belonged to the very different Egypt of that time: A secular, less conservative country where women were encouraged to pursue higher education, roll-up their sleeves, and join their male counterparts in building a strong and solid society. A more tolerant Egypt and a much better one that most of us over 50 have come to know, love, and appreciate! The younger...

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Egyptian Americans in the Bay Area – The Pioneers: Sami A Ibrahim

Article by Sami A Ibrahim & Magda Danish Sami Ibrahim was born in the great city of Alexandria. As a child and a teenager, he traveled extensively with his dad, a highly regarded chief mechanical engineer of the Egyptian Railroad System, visiting every major city in the Delta and the Suez Canal regions; the Upper Sinai coast all the way to Gaza and the Northern coast all the way to Marsa Matrouh. Sami earned his BS degree from Ain Shams University then went on to pursue his graduate education at the University of Alberta in Canada (1959) and UC...

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