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May 30, 2015

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The Cairo Review of Global Affairs is the quarterly journal of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at American University in Cairo. Its primary aim is to be a focal point for policymakers, officials, academics, experts, journalists, students and others in the Middle East region who follow global affairs. It is also intended to be a platform that gives perspectives from the region a greater voice in international policy conversations and debates.

The Cairo Review is overseen by a 15-member editorial board consisting of distinguished local and international figures from the fields of diplomacy, public policy and media. It is also guided by a nine-member GAPP advisory group.

GAPP is the first school in the Arab world devoted to training future generations of policymakers. GAPP consists of the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Policy and Administration, and Law; and research and training centers focused on Middle East studies, American studies, women and gender studies, migration and refugee studies, and television and digital media training.

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Editorial Board

David D. Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation; Lakhdar Brahimi, former under-secretary general of the United Nations; Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former Saudi ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom; Nabil Fahmy, dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, American University in Cairo (chairman); Hassan Heikal, CEO of EFG Hermes; Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute; Rami G. Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut;  Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University,and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel; Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former deputy prime minister ofJordan; Lubna S. Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Co.; David B. Ottaway, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; Thomas R. Pickering, former deputy U.S. Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding SAE; Mark Suzman, director of policy, advocacy and special initiatives, Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Mervat Tallawy, former under-secretary general of the United Nations and Egyptian ambassador to Japan and Austria.


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