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Cablegate: Fy06 "Rp: Foreign Policy Decision Making

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 CAIRO 005553

SIPDIS

FOR ECA/PE/V/R/N and NEA/PPD

E.O. 12958: NA
TAGS: OEXC KPAO EG
SUBJECT: FY06 "RP: Foreign Policy Decision Making
Process," March 20 - April 7, 2006 EGYPT NOMINATION

REF: A. Cairo 2571
B. Cairo 4334
C. Remeika/Mahoney/Naguib e-mails of 07/14 & 18

1. In addition to already nominated Mr. Gamal Ismail Abd
El Aziz Hassan SHAHIN, Journalist, at Al Sharq Al Awsat
Newspaper, post also nominates Mr Alaa El Din Kamal Mohamed
SABET, journalist, Al Ahram Al Messaie Newspaper, for
participation in subject RP.

2. FOLLOWING IS FULL EVDB AND SEVIS INFROMATION.

START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.5
POST-EMAIL: cairoexchanges@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Cairo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2875
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VRA
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 232
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This project is designed to enhance understanding of the
U.S. foreign policy decision-making process, with emphasis
on the roles of the State Department, the National Security
Council, the Department of Defense, and Congress.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST: 03/18/2006
SESSION-DATE: 03/20/2006
RETURN-POST: 04/07/2006
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1035
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2875
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Foreign Policy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Alaa El Din
M-NAME: Kamal Mohamed
L-NAME: Sabet
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 622
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 12/12/1965
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Kenna
BIRTH-CNTRY: Egypt
CITIZ-CNTRY: Egypt
RES-CNTRY: Egypt
START MEMO POSITION:
Head of Al Ahram Al Messaie's
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Assistant Managing Editor of Al Ahram Al Messaie
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
-- Freelance in Al Ahram's publications "Nesf Eldonia"
magazine and "Al Ahram Al Reyadi" (Sports) 2004-present
-- Regular two-page columnist in Al Ahram Strategic and
Political Studies Center's monthly "Al Ahram's Strategic
File"
-- Certified educational advisor for the Supreme Council of
Universities, 1994-present
-- Reporter, "Al Ahram Al Messaie" (Evening), 1994 -2004
-- Freelance reporter, "Transit" magazine for tourism,
1990-1994
-- Reporter, "Al Sharq Al Awsat's" "Al Megalla" magazine,
1990-1994
-- Features journalist, "RosAlYoussef" weekly magazine,
1990

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
-- Canada 2004, to discuss cooperation in establishing
Canadian university in Egypt
-- Germany July 1992, to discuss German education system
before establishing the German university in Egypt
-- Germany 2004, invitation from Olm University to evaluate
Egyptian-German educational relations
-- Turkey 2003-2004, training with the Arab Academy for
Naval Shipping
-- Dubai 1995, 98 for signing agreement on information
network between UAE and Al Ahram Strategic and Political
Studies Center
-- Jordan, Lebanon and Syria for discussing educational
experiences 1997, 1998
-- Saudi Arabia, religious pilgrimage


END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
-- Luxor School, Thanaweya Amma and Al Azhar (Islamic) High
School diploma, 1983
-- Faculty of Mass Commutations and Publishing, Al Azhar
(Islamic) University, 1988
-- UN training courses, Faculty of Mass Communications,
Cairo University, 1993
-- International Policy course, Cairo University, 1990
-- Several local conferences on education, research, and
identity. For example, the First International Conference
on Scientific Research and Application, Cairo University,
1994
-- Press Syndicate press courses, 1996.

END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of the Press Syndicate 1994
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
-- Collection of children stories for ETV series: "Sohail,"
"Prophets," "Islamic History," and other children
characters
-- Writing for ETV short documentary films on the
environment

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Arabic
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Information Officer- John Berry
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Sabet is one of PA-Cairo's senior contacts who have
been cooperating largely in placing all of our cultural,
youth and educational programs. His evening newspaper is
part of the leading pro-government daily "Al Ahram" and is
widely read among the Egyptian public. Despite Mr. Sabet's
conservative education (Al Azhar high school and university
are religious), he is always willing to hear about our
programs and functions in Egypt and see ways of
cooperation. Mr. Sabet has long experience in Egypt's
educational system, and thus his several travels abroad to
discuss cooperation programs. Mr. Sabet is also a writer
of children's stories for the local Egyptian television
channels due to his educational experience. However, he
has never been to the U.S. and North America. An IV
program will be an ideal first-hand experience for Mr.
Sabet to know about the U.S. system and culture that will
positively impact his future writings.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF:
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 564
PERSON-ID: 510
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: EG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: EG
RES-CNTRY-ID: EG
FIRST-LANG-ID: AR
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 2875
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 0
DS2019-SUBJECT: 09.0401
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

3. Post appreciates ECA's assistance with these
nominations.

Corbin

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