The American Research Center in Eygpt

Cairo Center

Cairo Center

ARCE welcomes visiting members and scholars at its Cairo Center, located at 2 Midan Simón Bolívar (known also as Midan Qasr al-Dubara) in Garden City near Tahrir Square. The Cairo Center is open Sunday through Thursday, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (8:30 am to 2:30 pm during Ramadan). View the Cairo Center's 2016 Holiday Schedule >>

Public lectures* by specialists in the study of Egypt and the Middle East are held weekly during the academic year on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Center’s grand salon. The lectures are open to all visitors. *Please note that lectures are not scheduled during Ramadan.


ARCE's Marilyn M. and William Kelly Simpson Library contains more than twenty-five thousand volumes, and is open to ARCE members and visiting scholars. Please visit the Library page for more information.


ARCE can assist members in finding discounted prices at the Shepheard (presently closed) and Semiramis Hotels. They are both in close proximity to Tahrir Square and the US Embassy, and are able to offer security and dining services. To inquire about the cost of either of these hotels and help with bookings, contact Mary Sadek by email, phone (20 2 2794 8239), or fax (20 2 2795 3052).


A small lounge, adjacent to ARCE's grand salon, offers a quiet and comfortable space for study and relaxation. A PC, equipped with standard word processing and spreadsheet programs and internet access, is available to ARCE fellows and members.


A small conference room at ARCE's Cairo Center provides a collegial setting for small conferences and symposia. In 2001-2002, the Center hosted symposia on Egyptian poetry and historiography, and the conference room has been used more recently to host meetings and lunch gatherings with representatives from embassies, congressional delegations, and the Egyptian government.

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ARCE Cairo Center: 2 Midan Simón Bolívar Garden City Cairo 11461 Egypt p: 20 2 2794 8239 

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