Founded in 2010 the Algerian-American Foundation (AAF) strives to be the primary non-governmental portal and bridge connecting and linking Algeria and the US. Through collaborative projects and cultural exchanges, AAF aims at building and strengthening the American-Algerian relationship, paving the way for developing a strong and lasting partnership between the Algerian and American peoples. AAF initiatives include scientific projects and workshops, conferences on issues of mutual American-Algerian interest, and exchanges of scientists from Algeria and the US.


AAF Needs your Help!

AAF calls and urges the Algerian diaspora in the US and friends of Algeria to join and support its efforts. Besides its ongoing initiatives, AAF will be working with other organizations in the US and Algeria, which are dedicated to improving the historical relationship between the two peoples. A major and vital component of its objectives is to coordinate and disseminate relevant information about diverse Algerian-American initiatives and activities. Please check regularly our website.

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AAF's Elected Board Members

  • Taha Merghoub - President
  • Rahmouna Rouni - Vice President
  • Amar Chaker- Vice President
  • Leila Hamroun-Yazid
  • Hind Bouk’hil- Secretary
  • Lotfi Belblidia- Treasurer
  • Hacene Boukari
  • Hakima Amri
  • Abdeldjelil Belarbi

It is with great excitement and pleasure that we announce the launch of a new partnership between three Algerian-American organizations established in the U.S: The Maghreb American Health Foundation (MAHF, Inc.), the Algerian American Foundation for Culture, Education, Science and Technology (AAF-CEST), and the Algerian American Scientists Association (AASA, Inc.). 

Mark your calendars! 
The Adventure Continues…


Dear Students and Faculty,

The Algerian American Foundation for Culture, Education, Science & Technology (AAF-CEST) organizes every year a Summer University program with the support of the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the "Direction Générale de la Recherche Scientifique et du Développement Technologique" (DG-RSDT), in collaboration with the Embassy of Algeria in US, the General Consulate of Algeria in US and the US Embassy in Algeria.

The Algerian American Foundation (AAF-CEST) summer program for the year 2020 will be held in the form of interactive webinars.

Unfortunately, the in-person summer university was canceled due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. We will miss the in-person interaction with students and faculty this year but will hopefully take advantage of the available online platforms and will optimistically plan to resume next year in 2021. The seminars will be held every Saturday starting July 18th until August 29th, 2020.

Date:  Every Saturday, from July 18th - August 29th, 2020  

Place: Online Webinar 


June 22nd, 2020

The number of spots is limited.
Please register as soon as possible to be considered

We will have four topics this year in the following fields::

  • Topic 1: Renewable energies
  • Topic 2: Biology, Biotechnology & Health
  • Topic 3: Civil Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Topic 4: Advanced Computing, Cybersecurity, AI

The whole team is looking forward to meeting you online this summer, 


Best regards,

Taha Merghoub  (President AAF-CEST)




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