Skip to main content

School of Health Sciences hosts Eisenhower Fellow Lecture on post-revolution Egypt

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Eisenhower Fellow Gehan ElSharkawy, child protection consultant at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood of Egypt, will present “Liberation, Protection and Aspiration: Thoughts from Post-Revolution Egypt” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 19 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Sponsored by USD’s School of Health Sciences, the event is at room 107 of the Lee Medical Building.

“We are very honored that the Eisenhower Fellowships Program chose USD to support Ms. ElSharkawy’s efforts to strengthen the Egyptian child protection system,” said Michael Lawler, Ph.D, dean of USD’s School of Health Sciences.

ElSharkawy is responsible for policymaking, planning, implementation and monitoring of programs at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), the highest body in Egypt entrusted with issues that impact the development of millions of children and mothers. She also has nearly 10 years of experience in disability programs and has participated in international events and conducted qualitative studies in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Kenya. Her current responsibilities include strategic development, implementation and evaluation of the newly created Child Protection Unit.

On her fellowship, ElSharkawy will research legislation and policies that will contribute to putting in place an Egyptian national child protection system, as well as explore effective child advocacy strategies and communication tools.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News