American Ambassador David Hale and Rector of International Islamic University Islamabad Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai joined faculty and students on December 17 to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Lincoln Corner Islamabad (LCI) at International Islamic University Islamabad. The renovation more than doubles the size of the space and provides increased access to books, magazines, scholarly databases, and state-of-the-art information technology to students and researchers.
“Lincoln Corner Islamabad demonstrates the continued partnership between Pakistan and the United States and our shared commitment to fostering open dialogue through educational opportunities,” Ambassador Hale said to the audience of students and faculty.
“This is a great opportunity for learning and collaboration between the students of International Islamic University and students at American universities,” Rector Yasinzai said. “We look forward to seeing the fruits of this continuing collaboration.”
LCI was remodeled to create a larger, contemporary, and more comfortable space with added resources for the use of students, faculty, and guests. In addition to library and information resources, the Corner will organize programs focusing on English language learning, college exam resources, U.S. exchange alumni, cultural programs, and information about the United States.
Established in 2006, LCI is a partnership between the International Islamic University and the American Embassy. LCI is part of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s network of 17 Lincoln Corners throughout Pakistan. Lincoln Corners are resource centers and event spaces hosted in partnership with Pakistani libraries, universities, and cultural centers. They provide a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans to promote mutual understanding and strengthen people-to-people ties.
To learn more about Lincoln Corners, visithttp://islamabad.usembassy.gov/lincoln_corners.html.