School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy.
GAPP consists of three academic departments in law, public policy and administration, and journalism and mass communication, in addition to five research centers including the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), the Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women Studies (IGWS), the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, Middle East Studies Program (MESC), Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research, and the Executive Education unit. All these programs offer students unique opportunities to develop a comprehensive overview of the strategic issues that are of great concern to world citizens today.
|School News and Updates
|Accusations made against Professor Emad Shaheen
I am really upset and annoyed, as I am sure you all are, by the false accusations made against our colleague Emad Shahin, professor of public policy at the Department of Public Policy and Administration.
University faculty are collecting signatures on a letter of support to be sent to Professor Shahin.
I think these charges are ridiculous and there must be a mistake of sorts.Professor Shahin is a person of very high integrity and the last person ever to be doubted or accused of any misconduct, not to mention 'espionage'.
This is a very serious accusation but completely misplaced and somewhat 'obsolete' in a world where all information is accessible through the online world and through the satellites hovering above. In academia, at AUC, and especially at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, integrity, objectivity and freedom of speech are our guiding principles clearly stated in all our documents and brochures.Only through freedom of speech may we be able to teach our students to think critically and develop an analytical mind. We appreciate and encourage diversity of opinions at all times and believe in tolerance and acceptance of different ideologies, stances and political views. We are sure this situation with Professor Shahin, our most competent and distinguished professor, will be resolved soon."
Laila El Baradei
Acting Dean and Professor of Public Administration
School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC
||First Academic Agreement with the Egyptian State Council
The Egyptian State Council and AUC's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy signed the first academic cooperation agreement between the two institutions, which includes the provision of scholarships for State Council judges to enroll in graduate studies at the LLM program in international and comparative law, as well as the joint development of new course offerings specially tailored to address the current needs, concerns and interests of the State Council community.
AUC and the State Council will also be organizing closed seminars and open scientific conferences for specialists, possibly in coordination with law schools at Harvard and Cornell Universities, as well as developing the legal research skills of State Council members by providing short programs through the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. The agreement was signed at the State Council headquarters in Giza by Councellor Farid Tanagho, chief justice of the State Council, and AUC President Lisa Anderson.