The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. Today, AUC is the regionâ€™s premier English-language university and an essential contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. It also serves as a crossroads for the worldâ€™s cultures: a vital, vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.
Furthermore, AUC is an independent, non-profit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal-opportunity institution, fully accredited in Egypt and the United States. AUCâ€™s academic program is rooted in liberal education. The universityâ€™s rigorous Core Curriculum offers an intensive investigation of fundamental questions in every major discipline. On another note, the AUC is a uniquely chosen venue for such event because it is considered for many years the centre of the arts not only in Egypt but also the Middle East.