"The Middle East is in a state of turmoil from North Africa through the Levant and southwards to the Arabian Gulf. A natural consequence of ongoing conflicts is militarization, be that at the level of conventional armaments or weapons of mass destruction. Arms expenditures—whether by acquisition from abroad, or as part of domestic industrial production—are at an historic high," by Nail Fahmy. Read more here.
Ambassador Aly Erfan, professor of practice in GAPP has been appointed member of the International Advisory Board of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. The Center is an independent public agency under the suzerainty of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with an international geographical mandate that covers all peace and security-related issues. It is also Egypt’s leading think/do tank in the areas of African peace and security.
The Spring 2018 edition of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs features Special Report: Women in the Middle East. The issue includes essays by Ghada Barsoum, associate professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration at AUC; Iranian feminist scholar Valentine M. Moghadam; Odharnait Ansbro, journalist and UNICEF consultant; and Laila El Baradei, associate dean for graduate studies and research at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC. We also feature short interviews with Nawal El Saadawi, Rothna Begum and Blerta Aliko.
The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) issued its latest policy brief by Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair at JRMC. Dr. Allam’s brief, entitled "Egypt’s Broadcast Media Code of Ethics: Navigating Government Views and Professional Needs” addresses the importance of the newly adopted Egyptian Broadcast Media Code of Ethics in the rapidly changing and highly competitive environment and pinpoints some of the challenges and expectations during the implementation process.
Title: Deputy Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria
Hosted by Dean Nabil Fahmy
Title: Reflections on the Syrian Crisis
Place: Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, Opera 1 Ballroom
The event is open to the public.
Dean Nabil Fahmy participated in the Athens Energy Forum that took place in Athens, Greece on February 15 - 16, 2018. He was speaker in the first panel titled "The Global Parameters" for the session: "Energy sector as a leveraging tool despite geopolitical challenges". The forum is organized by SYMEON G. TSOMOKOS S.A. Corporate and co-hosted by The New York Times.
Check more on: http://www.athensenergyforum.com/. #MakingAUCProud.
The Winter 2018 edition of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs has been released.
This issue features Special Report: Middle East Energy Futures and the lead essay “The New Age of Renewable Energy” by Jeffrey Ball, which examines how wind and solar power, having reached an “Age of Viability,” are being embraced in the Middle East, and what this means for the future of a regional economy raised on oil and gas.
Ambasador Aly Erfan, professor of practice at GAPP, was the guest speaker at the Asian Ambassadors’ Group Meeting January 23, where he addressed the issue of “the Arab League as a Regional Arrangement: What Went Wrong."
Ambassador Erfan drew on his personal experience as the Political Adviser and Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary General of the Arab League from 2011 to 2016 and as the Cabinet Foreign Minister of Egypt from 1994 to 2006, when he was in charge of regional and international peace and security issues.