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Helen Rizo Discusses the West's Misconceptions Regarding the Arab World, Especially Women


(The National)
September 30, 2014


Nageh Allam Awarded for Novel, Cheap Materials in Solar Energy Conversion


(Al Watan)
September 28, 2014


Ibrahim Elnur Examines Egypt's Launch of Agency to Support African Development


(All Africa)
September 27, 2014


Galal Amin Discusses the Course of Social Justice and Injustice


(Al Masry Al Youm)
September 25, 2014


Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden Published a Translation of the Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems


(Al Watan)
September 24, 2014


Ahmed Abd Raboh Analyzes Turkey's Foreign Policy Ambitions


(Al Shorouk)
September 21, 2014


Karim Seghir Appointed Dean of AUC’s School of Business


(Al Ahram)
September 18, 2014


Dan Tschirgi Analyzes the U.S. Air Strikes on ISIS


(RIA Novosti)
September 17, 2014


Demo Day of AUC Venture Lab Second Cycle to be held Today


(Al Wafd)
September 17, 2014


Watch Video: Adel Beshai Discusses the Suez Canal Bonds. From Minute 2:30


(Al Qahira Al Youm)
September 13, 2014


Mustapha Al Sayyid Discusses the Rise of Isis


(Al Ahram)
September 11, 2014


Mahmoud El-Gamal Appointed New AUC Provost


(Al Bawaba News)
September 10, 2014


Salima Ikram Examines the Extinction of Ancient Egyptian Mammals


(Science AAAS)
September 9, 2014


Gamal Soltan Discusses Arab Backing to Palestinian New UN Appeal


(Associated Press)
September 9, 2014


Abdallah Schleifer Discusses the Role of the U.S. Media in the Ukrainian Conflict


(Al Arabiya News)
September 5, 2014


Professor Hamid Ali Discusses the Exclusion of Women from Peace-Building in Sudan


(The Guardian)
August 26, 2014


Karim Seghir Appointed Dean of the School of Business


(The Financial Times)
August 25, 2014


AUC Hosts Action Research for All Schools Policy Workshop


(Al Ahram )
August 14, 2014


Ayman Ismail Comments on V-Lab's Startup "Tatweer" to Revitalize Egypt’s Kiosks


(City Lab)
August 5, 2014


Ibrahim Awad Analyzes the Conspiracy Theory in Egyptian and Arab Political Life


(Al Shorouk)
July 15, 2014


Professor Mohamed Swillam Receives State Award


(Al Watan)
July 8, 2014


AUC Venture Lab Announces Second Incubator Cycle


(Wamda)
July 2, 2014


Hania Sholkamy on the Current Subsidies System in Egypt


(Egypt Commercial News)
June 29, 2014


AUC Pioneers Free Online Courses in Arabic with Edraak


(Sada Al Balad)
June 26, 2014


Hania Sholkamy Discusses Reasons Behind Sexual Assault on Women in Egypt


(WBEZ Chicago)
June 16, 2014


AUC Holds a Lecture and a Documentary Screening on Rumi and Sufism
Lecture on “Rumi and Sufism” by Shems Friedlander, professor of practice, department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and screening of the documentary "Rumi, the Wings of Love."
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(AUC News and Events)
May 6, 2014


AUC Researches Reveal a New Research on Personalized Drugs for Cancer Treatment
AUC researchers unveiled a research that aims to create targeted and personalized chemotherapy cancer drugs that could decrease their side effects. Researchers believe that the new technique would hold promise for the treatment of cancer.
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(AUC News and Events)
April 23, 2014


Professor Mohamed Naguib AbouZeid Recognized by the International Center for Academic Integrity
Mohamed Naguib Abou-Zeid, professor and chair of the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, has recently been recognized by the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) for serving as its board chair for two years, from 2012 to 2014, and as a board member for 10 years. AUC is the first institution in the Middle East and North Africa region to become an ICAI member, joining in 2002.
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(AUC News and Events)
April 7, 2014


AUC Professor Discovers Meat Mummies with Luxury Resin to Feed the Dead
Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at AUC, and researchers from the University of Bristol discovered in a recent study that the tombs of wealthy ancient Egyptians contained mummified meat that was specially prepared with a rare and expensive resin imported from what is now the Syria-Lebanon area, indicating the care that was put into preparing food for the afterlife.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 31, 2014


AUC's RISE Encourages Local Farmer Strategies to Combat Water Scarcity
The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at AUC recently collaborated with the Columbia Global Center Middle East and the American University of Beirut to conduct an analysis on farmers’ responses to water scarcity in the Middle East. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization recently reported that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries in the Near East and North Africa. In Egypt, where a growing population relies almost solely on a fixed supply of fresh water from the Nile, the effect of water scarcity on agricultural production, and therefore food availability, is of grave concern.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 28, 2014


AUC Team Uses Solar Energy to Develop Self-Powered Wireless Networks
Professor Yehea Ismail, director of the Center for Nanoelectronics and Devices at AUC and the Zewail City of Science and Technology is leading a team to develop a chip that would harvest solar energy in order to power wireless sensor networks. Wireless sensor networks, made up of nodes that read information and transmit data wirelessly to a central computer, have numerous potential uses, including non-invasive diabetes monitoring, home security systems and energy-saving smart homes, but their use is limited by reliance on batteries
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(AUC News and Events)
February 27, 2014


Nabil Fahmy Speaks about Egypt's Foreign Policy in Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture at AUC
Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture, “Foreign Policy for New Egypt: Beyond Ballots and Politics,” to examine the foreign policy beyond ballots and politics for a new Egypt featuring Nabil Fahmy, founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP)
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(AUC News and Events)
February 25, 2014


Ezzedine Fishere Speaks at AUC
Provost's Lecture Series, “Quo Vadis Aegyptus” (Where to Now Egypt), by Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, associate professor, department of political science, AUC
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(AUC News and Events)
February 14, 2014


AUC Professor Salah Arafa Chosen as Scientific Advisor to Sharkyia Governorate
Salah Arafa, professor of physics at the School of Sciences and Engineering at AUC has been chosen as the scientific advisor to Sharkyia governorate. Originally from Sharkyia, Arafa has been involved in community development in the governorate since 1974, in what he calls “returning to the roots journey.” Arafa's field research has always focused on utilizing natural resources to create eco-friendly communities in the rural villages and helping to develop the capacity and the competence of rural civilians.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 10, 2014


AUC Professors Predict Egypt’s Constitution Will Pass But Challenges Lie Ahead
As the Egyptian interim president, Adly Mansour called the nation for a referendum on the constitution, four professors at AUC discussed the 2013 constitution at the eleventh of the media roundtable discussion series "Behind the Headlines. Titled “Egypt's Constitution 2.0: Freedoms, People and Power,” the roundtable featured AUC professors, Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice at the Public Policy and Administration Department and the director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Mustapha El Sayyid, professor of political science, Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor of public policy and administration and Ahmed Abd Rabou, assistant professor of comparative politics. The roundtable was moderated by Randa Abu Alazm, Al Arabyia’s Cairo Bureau Chief and AUC Alumna.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 18, 2013


AUC Professor Galal Amin Receives Medal of Sciences and Arts of the Highest Class
Galal Amin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Science and Arts of the Highest Class, for his lifelong achievement and prolific body of work in the social sciences.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 17, 2013


AUC Professor Designs Egypt’s First Educational Facility for Children with Autism
Magda Mostafa, associate professor in the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, has succeeded in creating the Autism ASPECTSS™ Design Index, which outlines seven architectural design criteria that allow individuals with autism to focus better and improve their skills.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 10, 2013


AUC Reduces Energy Use on Campus
AUC has managed to effectively implement plans to conserve energy usage on campus. In 2011, AUC set a target to reduce energy use by one-third within three years. Under the guidance of the University energy conservation team, this goal was achieved in only two years, reducing the amount of energy used by 35 million kilowatt hours annually and saving the University an estimated $2 million annually, a one-third reduction in the utilities budget. The amount of energy saved has been so great that in February 2013, the University used less energy than it did in February 2011, when both campuses were closed for half a month following the January 25 Revolution.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 8, 2013


Galal Amin on the Sharp Division That Now Exists Between the Islamists and Liberals
Galal Amin, professor emeritus of economics, writes an op-ed discussing the different form and scenarios of the sharp division that now exists between the Islamists and liberals in politics.
The Controversy Between Identity and Rationality
(Al Ahram)
December 4, 2013


Nabil Fahmy Speaks at AUC
Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy, the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), gave a lecture on Egyptian foreign policy at AUC
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(AUC News and Events)
December 3, 2013


Ahmed Abd Rabo on Egyptian Figures Who Appear in the Media
Ahmed Abd Rabo, professor of political science, writes an op-ed discussing the different people with different titles who constantly appear in the media analyzing events.
Political Science and the Future of the Nation
(Al Shorouk)
December 3, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Constitutional Ammendments
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the constitutional ammendments.
Yes or No for Constitutional Ammendments?
(Al Watan )
December 3, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on the Choice Between Security and Freedom
Manar Al Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed dicussing the hard choice Egyptians have been faced with of loosing security for gaining their freedom.
The Choice Between Security and Freedom
(Al Masry Al Youm )
December 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on "Out of Date" Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing that totalitarian regimes and authoritarian regimes are outdated due to their failure and refusal to absorb the eternal truth of humanity.
Margin of Democracy - Out of Date
(Al Shorouk)
December 2, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyed on the Characteristics of the Coming President
Mustapha Al Sayyed, professor of political science, quoted on the characteristics of the coming Egyptian president, stating that he should be a civilian and not a military man.
The Search for a President
(Al Wafd)
December 2, 2013


Saeed Sadek on the Protests "Pro" the Protesting Law
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, was quoted on the protests that are pro the protesting law, stating that the typical Egyptian loves contradictions; supports the law and also protests.
The Comedy of the "Protesting Law"
(Al Watan)
December 1, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Mounting Repression and Persistent Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds about the mounting repression and persistent violations of human rights and freedoms which is a result of totalitarian regimes and authoritarian regimes.
Margin of Democracy - Solidarity, Stability and Resolution
(Al Shorouk)
December 1, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on November Events Throughout the Past Years
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his op-ed the various events that have been happening every november for the last three years.
November Craze Among a Dumb Category and Rebellious Youth
(Al Watan )
December 1, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Awareness of the Egyptian Citizen
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the struggle of awareness of the Egyptian citizen.
The Struggle of the Awareness of the Egyptian Citizen
(Al Shorouk)
November 30, 2013


Laila Al Baradei on Keeping the Spirit of the Revolution
Laila Al Baradei, dean for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), writes an op-ed stating main points on achieving the main goal of the revolution.
To Keep the Hope Alive
(AlSharq Al Awsat)
November 30, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Atypical Wars
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the issue of atypical wars.
Egypt Fell in the Trap of Fourth Generation Wars...Is This the End of Egypt?
(Al Watan )
November 29, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Revising Situations
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes addressing Egyptians to stop and revise their situations and actions.
Margin of Democracy - A Second to Revise
(Al Shorouk)
November 28, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Disregarding the Egyptian Citizen
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds about the problem of disregarding the citizen and canceling individual identities of people.
Margin of Democracy - Disregard of the Citizen
(Al Shorouk)
November 27, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Civilization
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy abd Administration, writes an op-ed defining and discussing civilization.
What is Meant by Civilization?
(Al Watan )
November 27, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyed Quoted on Criminalization of Foreign Funding of Political Activity


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Voting on the Coming Constituional Referendum
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing opinions of people on voting in the coming referendum.
"Mestekanyas" or "Mestehabyas"
(Al Watan )
November 26, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on the American Position Towards Egypt
Manar Al Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed discussing the American position towards Egypt that has been concerning everyone since July.
What Does the "Informal America" Say?
(Al Masry Al Youm )
November 26, 2013


The Nile Project Workshop at AUC


Amr Hamzawy Shares Insights on July 3rd Supporters


(Al Shorouk )
November 25, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Supporters of 3 July 2013
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the words of the supporters of 3 July.
Margin of Democracy - Words of July 3, 2013 Supporters
(Al Shorouk)
November 25, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyed on Cultural Dimensions of the Crisis of the Arab Revolutions
Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, writes an op-ed on the effects of the Arab revolutions on the Arab culture.
Cultural Dimensions of the Crisis of the Arab Revolutions
(Al Shorouk)
November 25, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Faculty of Economics in Cairo University
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the concerns of students of the faculty of economics that have been sent to him from the student union.
Statement of the Student Union of the Faculty of Economics
(Al Watan )
November 25, 2013


Ramy Khoury Quoted on American and Iranian Relations.


Amr Hamzawy on His Reaction Towards Current Events
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on his own reaction to a couple of events that are taking place now in Egypt.
Margin of Democracy - The Screamer The Miserable The Fearful
(Al Shorouk)
November 24, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Different Froms of the Constitution

On the Constitution and its Forms
(Al Shorouk)
November 24, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Terrorism
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the contradiction of the recent terrorist acts done by governments to stop terrorism.
Terrorism of Terrorism: Is It Possible?
(Al Watan )
November 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Freedom and Rights
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on freedom and rights expressing that they are not just a luxury.
Freedoms and Rights are Not Just a Luxury
(Al Shorouk)
November 23, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Extent of Failure of the Revolution
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing whether the revolution failed or succeeded in gaining its demands.
Did the Revolution Fail?
(Al Watan )
November 23, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Different Constitutions
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed comparing different constitutions.
Constitutions Die in the Cradle and Others are Teens
(Al Watan )
November 22, 2013


Ezzedine Choukry Fishere on Examining Ideas
Ezzedine Choukry Fishere, visiting associate professor of political science, writes an op-ed on the importance of examining ideas openly and questioning every piece of information you hear.
Astray People
(Al Masry Al Youm )
November 21, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egypt Going Backwards
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds expressing his thought of Egypt moving forwards after the 2011 revolution, but unfortunatly he was mistaken.
Margin of Democracy - A Mistaken Thought (1-2)
(Al Shorouk)
November 20, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Disasters We Experience Everyday
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed quetioning "Who is responsible for all the disaster we are experiencing? Who should we charge?"
Who to Charge?
(Al Watan )
November 19, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on the Attempt to Distort the January 25 Revolution
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed discussing that there is an effort by some to distort the January 25 revolution and also distort its youth.
A Fifth Que .. And Also Masonry
(Al Masry Al Youm )
November 19, 2013


AUC Venture Lab Project

AUC, SODIC and AAIB Encourage Startup Companies
(Daily News Egypt)
November 19, 2013


Bahia Shehab Interviewed on her Arabic Calligraphy Work


Galal Amin’s Symposium about the Egyptian Economy at AUC
A Symposium, “The Egyptian Economy after two Revolutions,” as part of the “Transforming Egypt” symposium series. The symposium discussed the effect on the economy of Egypt after the 25th of January 2011, and 30th of June 2013.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 18, 2013


AUC Forum Discusses Egypt Water Crisis
AUC Forum panel discussion, “Facing Egypt’s Water Crisis: The Way Forward” discussing the national and international consequences of Egypt being under the international water scarcity limit and how water desalination research conducted by AUC researchers presents the way forward.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 18, 2013


AUC Lectures Discuss Peace Building
Two lectures, “Peace Building During Religious Strife: What Can citizens Do?” and “When Societies Polarize: What it Takes to Build Bridges to Peace” hosted by the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, AUC.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Shrinkage of the Middle Class in Egypt During Mubarak's Rule
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes om his series of op-eds dicussing the role of the middle class in Egypt now, and their shrinkage in the decades of the Mubarak regime.
Margin of Democracy - Egyptian Middle Class and the Model of the Public Hero with the Military Uniform
(Al Shorouk)
November 18, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egypt's Exploding Population
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the problem of the massive increase in Egypt's population.
O People.. O Government .. We Are Committing Suicide
(Al Watan )
November 18, 2013


Salima Ikram on Meat Mummies


Amr Hamzawy on the Need for a Middle Class that is Committed to the Values ​​of Freedom
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing the need for the presence of a coherent middle class that is committed to the values of freedom and equality.
Margin of Democracy - Shrunken Middle Class Turns Against Freedom
(Al Shorouk)
November 17, 2013


Ahmed Abd Rabo on Future of Egypt
Ahmed Abd Rabo, professor of political science, writes an op-ed discussing points in order to develop a successful democracy and implement the main aim of the January 25th revolution.
Contractual Democracy and the Future of the Nation
(Al Shorouk)
November 17, 2013


Magda Shahin on Egyptian American Relations
Magda Shahin, professor of practice and Director of Al-Waleed Center for American Studies and Research, writes an op-ed on the U.S and it's relations with Egypt and the Middle East.
Washington and its Accounts in the Middle East
(Al Ahram)
November 16, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egypt's History in the Past 50 Years
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing events throughout the past 50 years in Egypt.
Egypt after July 3, 2013 .. Space Between the Displacement of the Individual Citizen and the Call of the Pro Crowds
(Al Shorouk)
November 16, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the 19th of November

Reading on the 19th of November
(Al Watan )
November 16, 2013


Madiha Al Safty on Violence Against Women
Madiha Al Safty, professor of sociology, was quoted on the issue of vioelnce against women and the introduction of a new law against it.
Prevention of Violence Against Women .. A New Draft Law
(Al Messa)
November 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the 19th of November
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed about the expectations about what will happen on the 19th of November; battle, celebration, dream or nightmare?
Reading on Nov. 19: Pentagonal defeat .. Battle .. Celebration .. Dream or Nightmare
(Al Watan )
November 15, 2013


Said Sadek on Recognizing Non-Abrahamic Religions in the Constitution

Egypt Prepares New Constitution
(Voice of America )
November 15, 2013


AUC Symposium on Creativity and Freedom
AUC, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilization hosts an open symposium titled "Creativity and Freedom".
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(AUC News and Events)
November 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds that one day we will realise how to develop and live a real democracy.
Margin of Democracy - One Day!
(Al Shorouk)
November 14, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Democratic Frustration
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing how Arabs are in an era of democratic frustration.
We Should Prepare Ourselves for a Great Disappointment
(Al Watan )
November 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Fabrications
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing fabrication and its frustrations.
Margin of Democracy - Resisting Fabrication and its Frustrations
(Al Shorouk)
November 13, 2013


Salima Ikram on the Mystery of King Tutankhamun’s Death

King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast
(Discovery News)
November 12, 2013


Said Sadek on the Position of Women After the Revolution

Survey Slams Egypt on Women's Rights
(Voice of America )
November 12, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Orientations of the Egyptian Foreign Policy
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discusing on the orientations of the Egyptian Foreign Policy in the near future.
Egyptian Foreign Policy Orientations
(Al Watan )
November 12, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Ideas Brought up by Civilians
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes a sarcastic op-ed about idea brought up by civilians that have never been heard or brought up by anyone in the world
What No Ear Has Ever Heard
(Al Masry Al Youm )
November 12, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyed on the Previous President's Trials

Criminal Trial or Political Accountability
(Al Shorouk)
November 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Learning From Our Sins
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed in his series of op-eds "Margin of Democracy" on learning from our sins.
Margin of Democracy - How to Space Between us and Learning From Our Sins?
(Al Shorouk)
November 11, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on a Bus that Ran Over a Supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the ungoing violence among Egyptians in the days we are living now.
A Bus Runs Over a Supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Watan )
November 10, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the United States Role in the Middle East
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the role of the US in the Middle East in the past decades and how they used to support undemocratic regimes.
Margin of Democracy - Regional Accomplices
(Al Shorouk)
November 10, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on Egypt's Relationship With Its Afircan Continent
Ibrahim Awad, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, on Egypt's relation with its African continent and being part of Africa.
To the Committee of the Constitution: «Egypt is Part of Africa
(Al Shorouk)
November 10, 2013


AUC Hosted Arab Nordic History Seminar
A two day seminar titled, “Exploring Common History,” hosted by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) and co-sponsored by the History Department at The American University in Cairo (AUC), on the common history of the Arab and Nordic countries.
AUC Hosts Arab Nordic History Seminar
(Akhbar Al Youm)
November 9, 2013


Noha Bakr Quoted on Return of the "Russian Bear"


Amr Hamzawy on Politics Between El-Rehany's Phrase and Dante's Claimed Quote
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on discussing politics from a perspective of the well known cinematic figure Naguib El-Rehany and the Italian poet Dante.
Egypt after July 3, 2013 .. Politics Between El-Rehany's Phrase and Dante's Claimed Quote
(Al Shorouk)
November 9, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Current Situation of the Military
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the current situation of the military, whether they are only controlling the country or governing it?
The Military Between Control and Governance
(Al Watan)
November 9, 2013


Noha Maarouf on Divorce Cases Caused by Facebook
Noha Maarouf, professor of psychology, was quoted commenting on the increased divorce cases that are because of Facebook. She stated that unfortunately, the phenomenon of betrayal spread through social networking sites recently.
40 Thousand Cases of Divorce due to Facebook Stories .. Destruction of Homes
(Al Ahram)
November 8, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Hidden Future of Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the possible future scenarios of Egypt.
The Egypt We Don't Want: Reading in Future Scenarios
(Al Watan)
November 8, 2013


AUC Business Review Roundtable on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
AUC Business Review hosted a roundtable titled, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. The roundtable discussed entrepreneurship and innovation in Egypt, the challenges and opportunities.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 7, 2013


Ekne3ny Shokran Debate at AUC on Minimum Wage Policy
The first Ekne3ny Shokran (Convince me Please) debate of this season with the motion “Egypt Should Apply a Minimum Income Policy for the Entire Workforce," in cooperation with the School of Business at AUC and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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(AUC News and Events)
November 7, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Fear due to Injustice
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the fear that comes from the lack of justice.
Margin of Democracy - Why Does Fear Dominate in the Unpresence of Justice
(Al Shorouk)
November 7, 2013


Al Ahram Review's Mona Abaza's Book on Cotton Plantation and Socio-Economic Order


Rasha Allam on Environmental Awarness
Rasha Allam, professor of mass communication, was quoted stating that it is very important to have a comprehensive vision for dealing with environmental problems.
Training Session for the Press Warns: Lack of Media in Spreading Environmental Awareness
(Al Ahram)
November 6, 2013


Rabab Al Mahdy on "Al Sisi"

The Shaking Hands
(Al Shorouk)
November 6, 2013


Mona Abaza on Cotton Plantations
Mona Abaza, Professor of Sociology interviewed on her offering of a highly personal yet academic analysis of cotton plantations since the second half of the 19th century and shifting socio-economic orders.
Cotton Plantation Remembered: A Family Account of Egypt's Changed Social Order
(Ahram Online )
November 6, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on a Conversation with a Baha'i
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the constitution article that used to give the right to build worship houses regardless of religion.
A Conversation with a Baha'i
(Al Watan )
November 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Governemnt Spying on Citizens
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing the problem of the governemnt spying on citizens.
Margin of Democracy - The State Knows and the Citizen Does Not Know
(Al Shorouk)
November 6, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Children and Hatred in Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed addressing every Egyptian not to plant hatred in the hearts of our children.
Rescue Our Children From Us
(Al Watan )
November 5, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Egypt's Session in the U.S Congress
Manar Al Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed discussing the opinions of different people in the U.S congress on their situation towards Egypt.
About Egypt's Session in the U.S Congress
(Al Masry Al Youm )
November 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Biographies

On Meanders of Biographies
(Al Shorouk)
November 5, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Continious Blood Shedding


Amr Hamzawy on the Promotion of Fascist Exclusion and Collective Punishment


Amr Hamzawy on the Promotion of Fascist Exclusion and Collective Punishment
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds asking all Egyptiand not to listen tp the people who promote fascist exclusion and collective punishment.
Margin of Democracy - Do Not Listen To Them
(Al Shorouk)
November 3, 2013


Heba Kotb on the Importance of Equality Between Children
Heba Kotb, professor of psychology, was quoted on the issue of middle children feeling injustice, and she stressed on the importance of having equality between sons and daughters.
Despite his Feelings of Injustice .. Middle Child is the Most Superior
(Ahram Online)
November 3, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Morsi's Trial
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing Morsi's trial.
Dr. Morsi's Trial
(Al Watan )
November 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Rulers and Masses
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the relationship of the rulers and the masses.
While Democracy Crumbles..Ruling Elites and the Masses
(Al Shorouk)
November 2, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Four Different Egyptian Siuations Since 30 July
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the different situations and opinions since July 30 and that we should work hard for a better future.
And We Tore Them Into Pieces
(Al Watan)
November 2, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egyptian Conflicts
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing ten scenarios of Egyptian conflicts we are living.
Ten Scenarios of the Egyptian Egyptian Conflicts
(Al Watan)
November 1, 2013


Gamal Soltan on the Split in the American Administration


Amr Hamzawy on Foreign Opinions and Interference in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on Egyptians living abroad and the European picture on what is happening in Egypt.
Margin of Democracy - When Inside Conflicts Move to the Outside
(Al Shorouk)
October 31, 2013


Gamal Abdel Gawad on Congress Split Opinions Regarding Egypt
Gamal Abdel Gawad, professor of political science, was quoted on the different opinons regarding Egypt from the congress.
Politicians: Attack on Obama Reflects Congress Split Opinions Regarding Egypt
(Al Tahrir )
October 31, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Lessons of the Recent Egyptian History
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the lessons we should learn from the our recent history since the 25th of January revolution.
Lessons of the Past Period
(Al Watan)
October 30, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Mutant Systems
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on his series of op-eds discussing mutant systems in Egypt.
Margin of Democracy - Mutant Systems
(Al Shorouk)
October 30, 2013


Said Sadek Explains Al Sisi's Popularity
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, notes that Egyptians lack security and that is the reason behind their support for the army.
Will Egypt Stay Sweet on Al-Sisi in the Long Run?
(USA Today)
October 29, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyed on Universities and the Current Political Situation
Mustapha Al Sayyed, professor of political science, was quoted on the issue of controlling universities stating that "“the danger of what is happening in universities now is that many student rights will be suppressed under the guise of confronting the Muslim Brotherhood."
Tighter Campus Control
(Al Ahram Weekly )
October 29, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Egyptian Authorities
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed discussing the behaviour of Egyptian authorities and addressing them not to underestimate Egyptian minds.
Do Not Underestimate Egyptian Minds
(Al Masry Al Youm )
October 29, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Distortions Caused by Totalitarian and Authoritarian
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed in his series of op-eds discussing five point of views on what totalitarian and authoritarian regimes do.
Margin of Democracy - Distortions Caused by Totalitarian and Authoritarian
(Al Shorouk)
October 29, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Different Positions of Egyptians
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed addressing all Egyptians whether with or against what is happening.
Sheep of the Leader and Slaves of the Group
(Al Watan )
October 29, 2013


AUC Study Reveals Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation in Fayyoum in Need of Improvement
An impact study conducted in Fayyoum by the Social Research Center (SRC) at (AUC) found that residents still have problems with water pressure and sanitation, despite the success of a project spearheaded by the government of the Netherlands that increased water access and safety in the governorate. The Netherlands government project increased the number of houses in Fayyoum connected to the water supply from 10 percent in 1990 to 93 percent in 2009 and the quality of the tap water has highly improved, yet the SRC report shows that Fayyoum still needs help with the drinking water and sanitation facilities.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 28, 2013


Ahmed Abd Raboh on Protests of Islamists in Egyptian Universities
Political Science Professor Ahmed Abd Raboh, believes that the current Islamists protests in the universities will result in repressing student rights.
Egypt Islamists Turn to Campus Protests after Crackdown
(AFP)
October 28, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Authority Obedience
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing his experience with trying to know what police offers feel when they get orders to clash with protestors, and the idea of domination of the government and the strict obedience of authority decisions.
Obedience to Authority and the Domination Mentality
(Al Watan )
October 28, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on Syrian Refugees and Humanitarian Policy Considerations


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Root-Cause Analysis
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing root-cause analysis.
Who Kicked the Cat?
(Al Watan)
October 27, 2013


AUC Faculty Win International Translation Award
Ferial Ghazoul, chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at (AUC), and John Verlenden, writing instructor at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, have won the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for 2013. They received the award in recognition of their work, translating Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems of Qassim Haddad. The award is administered by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies, under the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas. Ghazoul and Verlenden’s manuscript will be published by Syracuse University Press. The translators and poet also split a prize of $10,000.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 27, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Features of Totalitarian Authority
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes reflecting on the history in ruling Egypt and the features of a totalitarian authority.
Margin of Democracy - Features of Totalitarian Authority
(Al Shorouk)
October 27, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on Islamists Who Supported the Muslim Brotherhood
Ashraf El Sherif, professor of political science, was quoted on Islamists who supported the Muslim brotherhood.
Experts: Islamists Who Bet on the Muslim Brotherhood Fell With Their Fall
(Al Tahrir)
October 26, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Life Situations
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing simple and complicated situations we face in our daily life.
Simple Situations and Arranged Situations
(Al Watan)
October 26, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on a Church Funeral
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on a funeral he attended in a church.
Two Sad Scenes in a Funeral in a Church
(Al Shorouk)
October 26, 2013


Naila Hamdy on Bassem Youssef's Show

Top TV Satirist Back on Air in a Changed Egypt
(National Public Radio)
October 25, 2013


AUC Faculty Win International Translation Award
Ferial Ghazoul, chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature and John Verlenden, writing instructor at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, have won the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for 2013.
Two Professors at AUC Win University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award
(Al Ahram)
October 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Getting Rid of Damned Successiveness
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on how to develop a democratic state.
Margin of Democracy - Damned Successiveness
(Al Shorouk)
October 24, 2013


Noha Bakr on the Muslim Brotherhood
Noha Bakr, professor of political science, was quoted criticizing the acts of the brotherhood and their political "legitimacy"
Politicians Criticize the "Brotherhood" For Refusing Reconciliation
(Al Wafd )
October 23, 2013


Saeed Sadek on Attacks on Christians in Egypt
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, was quotes on attacks on christians. He stated that always christians are attacked in Upper Egypt or in small villages.
Judges and Security: Terrorism in Terms of Sedition
(Al Ahram)
October 23, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Political Situation in Egypt

Your Lover Swallows Stone For You
(Al Watan)
October 23, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Destructive Instincts in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing destructive instincts in Egypt.
Margin of Democracy - Destructive Instincts
(Al Shorouk)
October 23, 2013


Salima Ikram on Launching a Replica of King Tut's Tomb
Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology, talks about launching a replica of King Tut's tomb in Luxor.
Replica of King Tut's Tomb to Open in Egypt
(National Geographic)
October 23, 2013


Said Sadek on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression

Egypt's Pro-Military Media Decried, Defended
(Voice of America )
October 22, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Political Parties
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed discussing the disappearance of the political parties, stating that they are not active as they feel secured after the defeat of the Muslim brotherhood.
Searching for Political Parties
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 22, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Modern Egyptian History
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, interviewed on the modern Egyptian history.
Khaled Fahmy: We Do Not Have a Sober History of Modern Egypt
(Al Ahram)
October 22, 2013


AUC Professor Khaled Fahmy Says We Lack Proper Records to Egypt's Modern History
AUC professor Khaled Fahmy discusses how Egypt should start releasing the historical documents related to 1973 war in order to provide reliable sources to historians

(Al Ahram )
October 22, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Collective Willful Blindness
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the foreign term "willful blindness" and applies it on the Egyptian situation.
Collective Willful Blindness
(Al Watan)
October 22, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Having Serious Resistance of Descrimination and Sectarianism
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds reflecting on the events happening in Egypt these days, stressing that there should be serious resistance against discrimination and sectarianism.
Margin of Democracy - Towards Serious Resistance of Discrimination and Sectarianism
(Al Shorouk)
October 22, 2013


AUC Social Research Center Reveals the Need to Improve Drinking Water and Sanitation System
AUC Social Research Center reveals the need to improve drinking water and sanitation system

(Cairo Dar)
October 22, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Societal and Political Geography
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds stating that to democratize the state and the society, there should be societal and political geography.
Margin of Democracy - The Strangling Social and Political Geography
(Al Shorouk)
October 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on How Best to Serve Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the misunderstanding of the concept of serving Egypt.
Enough with Serving Egypt
(Al Watan)
October 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Militias in Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the role of militias in Egypt.
Egypt is Surrounded by Militias
(Al Watan)
October 20, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Major Necessities of Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds reminding people of the major aspects of having a democratic state.
Margin of Democracy - Wake Up People
(Al Shorouk)
October 20, 2013


Galal Amin on Advertisements that are Embedded in Political Talk Shows
Galal Amin, professor emeritus of economics, writes an op-ed about his negative feelings towards the embeddment of advertisements of different things in political talk shows.
Television Commercials and Political Discussions
(Al Shorouk)
October 19, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Her Experience in Teaching Political Science

Teaching Political Science
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 19, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Saudi Arabias Apology For Not Accepting the Membership of the UN Security Council

The Saudi Arabians Did it at Last
(Al Watan)
October 19, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Sorting of the Democratic Movement
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the sorting of the democratic movement and choosing a new path after the 3rd of July.
Egypt After July 3, 2013 Sort Moment for the Democracy Movement
(Al Shorouk)
October 19, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on His Advice to the Transitional Government
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed of his advice to the transitional government.
A Message of Advice to the Transitional Government
(Al Watan)
October 18, 2013


AUC Launched First University Spinoff Company
The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced the launch of Egypt’s first University spinoff company. The company, D-Kimia, develops novel and affordable diagnostic solutions to detect a broad range of diseases, initially focusing on the identification of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that affects over 170 million people worldwide. D-Kimia is the first start-up company in Egypt that is based on know-how and technologies developed at a university in Egypt.

(Al Ahram)
October 17, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on "Birds of Darkness" and Democracy in History
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing "birds of darkness" and democracy throughout history.
Birds of Darkness and the Voices of Democracy in Newspapers and Annals of History
(Al Shorouk)
October 17, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on What Happened in Ghana

What Happened in Ghana?
(Al Watan)
October 16, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on General Public and Political Affairs 2


Saeed Sadek on Gulf States Position Towards Egypt
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, was interviedwed on the Gulf States' supportive position towards Egypt.
Political Expert: Gulf States Have a Strategic Position in Support to Egypt
(Al Dostour)
October 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah "Prayer and Appeal"
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed of prayers to God.
Endorsement, Prayer and, Appeal
(Al Watan)
October 15, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on General Political and Public Affairs
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds, raising five questions on the general political and public affairs in Egypt.
Margin of Democracy - Simple Questions
(Al Shorouk)
October 15, 2013


Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid on Calming the Political Conflict
Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, writes an op-ed discussing the political conflict in Egypt and suggests ways to calm it and leaves it to the reader to decide which is the best way.
Is There a Way to Calm the Political Conflict in Egypt?
(Al Shorouk)
October 14, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on How to Develop Yourself
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed replying to several requests from people on how to develop themselves like him. The key points he discusses are, feeling, interests, information, and principles.
Feelings .. Interests .. Information ..Principles
(Al Watan)
October 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Counterfeiting Awareness
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, continues his series of op-eds discussing the increase of counterfeiting awareness among Egyptians, which acts against the development of democracy.
Margin of Democracy - On the New People Involved in Counterfeiting Awareness
(Al Shorouk)
October 14, 2013


Salima Ikram on the Looting of Ancient Artifacts
Professor Salima Ikram talks about the looting of ancient artifacts since the Revolution of January 25
Egypt's Disappearing Ancient Artifacts
(Al Jazeera)
October 14, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Constitution
Ibrahim Awad, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the constitution and the definition of having a revolution fo a modern state.
Constitution of a Subsequent Order of the Modern State
(Al Shorouk)
October 13, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Irrationality that is Common These Days
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the huge amount of irrationality that is now common among Egyptians.
Transition Stage Bill
(Al Watan)
October 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on People Loosing Interest in Demanding Information and Truth
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the necessity of having citizens demanding to get information and know the truth of what is going on in building a successful democratic state.
Margin Of Democracy - When do People Loose Interest in demanding Information and Knowing the Truth?
(Al Shorouk)
October 13, 2013


Galal Amin on His Generation of Economists
Galal Amin, professor emeritus of economics, writes an op-ed stating that his generation of economists are lucky, and explains why he believes that.
This Lucky Generation of Economists
(Al Shorouk)
October 12, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Future of the Egyptian State
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed referring to the previous political regimes in Egypt as a "honeymoon" and that its over now.
The Honeymoon is Over
(Al Watan)
October 12, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Civil-Military Relations
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the current civil-military relations and the different point of views of the society.
Egypt After July 3, 2013 .. On Civil-Military Relations
(Al Shorouk)
October 12, 2013


Hesham Nakib on Egyptian-American Relations
Hesham Nakib, professor of public diplomacy, was quoted on the Egyptian-American relations. He States that Egyptian-American relations are not only in the framework of military aid.
Political Analysts From Washington: the Suspension of Aid to Egypt Confirms "Obama's" Support of Muslim Brotherhood Terrorism
(Al Watan)
October 11, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Importance of Morals in Developing Egypt
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the importance of having morals in developing our country and moving forward.
Is it Possible to Develop Without Morals?
(Al Watan)
October 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Necessities of Progress and Development
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration,
Margin of Democracy - Between the Guearantees of the Liberal Rights and the Necessities of Progress and Development 2-2
(Al Shorouk)
October 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Necessities of Progress and Development
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the neccessity of progress and development, making clear that democracy is not only about liberty.
Margin of Democracy - Between the Guarantees of Rights and Liberty, and the Necessities of Progress and Development (1-2)
(Al Shorouk)
October 10, 2013


Samer Atallah Interviewed on the New Constition Draft
Economics Professor Samer Atallah explained his worries at the low level of the state’s commitment to the underprivileged in the country’s draft new constitution
For a Genuinely New Constitution
(Al Ahram Weekly)
October 9, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Constitutional Amendments
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing four main points to consider while judging the constitutional amendments.
How to Judge the Amendments to the Constitution?
(Al Watan)
October 9, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Constructing Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing the construction of democracy. He states that there is no way to build democracy,stabilizing the organization of the state and society without basing it on justice, rights and freedom.
Margin of Democracy - Construction Avenue
(Al Shorouk)
October 9, 2013


Bahia Shehab Compiles the Arabic Script in an Encyclopedia
To create a new Arab visual identity, Bahia Shebab, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts at AUC, is compiling examples of Arabic calligraphy from the past, in preparation for an encyclopedia of the Arabic Script. In spite of a rich artistic history, Arabic script has had difficulty transitioning into a digital format for use in graphic design.
Bahia Shehab Compiles the Arabic Script in an Encyclopedia
(Al Ahram Al Arabi)
October 8, 2013


AUC Professor Bahia Shehab Compiles the Arabic Script in an Encyclopedia
To create a new Arab visual identity, Bahia Shebab, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts at AUC, is compiling examples of Arabic calligraphy from the past, in preparation for an encyclopedia of the Arabic Script. In spite of a rich artistic history, Arabic script has had difficulty transitioning into a digital format for use in graphic design. From pottery to Quranic manuscripts and architecture, Shehab, who is also the founder of AUC’s graphic design program, aims to produce an encyclopedia that comprises 1,000 examples of each Arabic letter from the past 1,400 years.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 8, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on a Message on the Muslim Brotherhood and Blood Shedding
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on a message he got about the Muslim brotherhood and blood shedding.
Ward's Message on the Muslim Brotherhood and Blood
(Al Watan)
October 8, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Society in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the society in Egypt labelling it as "schizophrenic", and suggests how this can be changed to develop a democratic state.
Margin of Democracy - Diary of Schizophrenia
(Al Shorouk)
October 8, 2013


Emad Shahin on Recent Violent Incidents

Egyptian Attacks Are Escalating Amid Stalemate
(The New York Times)
October 7, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Muslim Brotherhood and the State
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed reflecting through history the relationship of the brothehood and the people. He shows that as the brotherhood grows bigger, also the people grow against it.
The Brotherhood and the State .. The Plan of Mutual Exhaustion
(Al Watan)
October 7, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Danger of Bureaucracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the dangers of bureaucracy stating that we should resist the expansion of bureaucracy and empower Egyptian citizens to repair it.
Margin of Democracy - The Risk of a Bloated Bureaucracy
(Al Shorouk)
October 7, 2013


Madiha Al Safty on Importance of Remembering Our Previous Success
Madiha Al Safty, professor of sociology, was interviewed on the importance of recalling success. She stated that it is very important to tell stories of success, and in these days it is a good timing to recall the success of our Egyptian Military in the 1973 war.
Stories of Success Strengthens the Loyalty of Children
(Al Ahram )
October 7, 2013


Hamid Ali Quoted on Sudanese Economy
Hamid Ali, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, quoted on Sudanese economy and states that "Money saved on subsidies will likely be wasted."
With Riots Over Troubled Economy, Sudan is Yet Another Arab State Feeling Heat From the Street
(Fox News)
October 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Abscence of Accountability and Responsibility
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the abscence of accountability and reponsibility in Egypt, and states that we will never get out of this problem unless we restore a genuine democratic path.
Margin of democracy - Abscence of Accountability and Responsibility
(Al Shorouk)
October 6, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Victory of the 6th of October
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on op-ed on the victory of the 6th of October and how important it is that we understand our previous success in order to understand how to overcome our current problems.
Let Egypt be the Only Home
(Al Watan)
October 6, 2013


Gamal Soltan Quoted on Muslims and Christians in Egypt
Gamal Soltan, professor of political science, states that since the 1970's a state of "closed communalism” has been building up, and that began to change during the 2011 revolution.
Egyptian Nationalism Unites Christians And Muslims As Political Turmoil Continues
(The Huffington Post)
October 5, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Challenge Sisi Faces
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the actions of Al Sisi and suggests to him that to be surrounded by those who have experience is the best thing to avoid any traps.
Al Sisi - Mania
(Al Watan)
October 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Magnifying the Role of Elected Authorities
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the importance of magnifying the role of elected authorities in a democratic state.
Margin of Democracy - The Risk Tyranny of the Appointed on the Elected
(Al Shorouk)
October 5, 2013


Galal Amin on the Patriarchal Society
Galal Amin, professor of economics, writes an op-ed discussing the nature of a patriarchal society.
Patriarchal Society
(Al Shorouk)
October 5, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on a "Deep State"
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the term "deep state" that is applied in Turkey.
Deep State + Deep Society = Deep Egypt
(Al Watan)
October 4, 2013


AUC Professor Nageh Allam Receives the Egyptian State Award in Technological Sciences
Nageh Allam, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded the Egyptian State Award in Technological Sciences from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology for his research on ways to create “smart energy” to produce renewable fuels and electricity from sunlight on a sustainable basis. This highly-competitive award is only given to two individuals who are at the top of their fields. To obtain this award, national and international committees judged Allam’s research for its scientific and societal impact.
AUC Professor Receives the Egyptian State Award in Technological Sciences
(Al Ahram)
October 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Loss of His Mother
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes a farewell message to his mother remembering their good moments together.
After My Mother ... Nothing But Silence
(Al Shorouk)
October 3, 2013


AUC Professor Nageh Allam Receives the Egyptian State Award in Technological Sciences
Nageh Allam, assistant professor of physics at AUC, has been awarded the Egyptian State Award in Technological Sciences from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology for his research on ways to create “smart energy” to produce renewable fuels and electricity from sunlight on a sustainable basis. This highly-competitive award is only given to two individuals who are at the top of their fields.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 3, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Our Failure to Rule the Country
Moataz abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing our failure to rule the country.
Why Not Import a Selection of People?
(Al Watan)
October 2, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on the Poor People of the US
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes an op-ed discussing the poor social class in the US.
Poor People of America
(Al Bayan)
October 2, 2013


Emad Shahin on a Nuclear Free Middle East
Emad Shahin, professor of political science, hopes for a chemical and nuclear free region.
Concern Grows Over Middle East's WMD Arsenal
(Voice of America )
October 1, 2013


Rasha Abdulla on ElBaradei's Vision and Desicions
Rasha Abdulla, professor of journalism and mass communication, beleives that ElBaradei has a good vision and high ethical standards however she disagrees with some of his decisions
From Hero to Zero? The Rise and Fall of Egypt’s ElBaradei
(Al Arabiya)
October 1, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Foreign Plots
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing five main points on hot to have a smooth transfer into a democracy without falling into the traps of "American plots".
So That the Revolutions Do Not Become Plots
(Al Watan)
October 1, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on What Will be Written About the Last Three Years in Egyptian History
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science writes her op-ed questioning how the recent events in Egypt will be written in history.
Writing Egyptian History
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 1, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egyptians and Politics
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses the ways in which Egyptians evaluate politics and politicians, stressing that Egyptians are not yet politically mature.
When Will the Egyptians be Politically Mature?
(Al Watan)
September 28, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egyptian Ideologies
Moaztaz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes his op-ed discussing political events in Egypt and the different Ideologies of people.
Egypt the Political Booty..And Egypt the National Partnership
(Al Watan)
September 27, 2013


Press Conference on the Launch of Egypt's First University Spinoff Company at AUC
A press conference on the launch of Egypt’s First University Spinoff Company by AUC. The company, D-Kimia, develops novel and affordable ways to detect a broad range of diseases, initially focusing on the identification of the hepatitis C virus that affects 170 million people worldwide. It is the nation’s first time to have a diagnostic solution that is taken from a University lab to the market.
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(AUC News and Events)
September 26, 2013


Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan on the United State's Position Regarding Egypt
Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan, professor of political science, was quoted on the United State's narrative on Egyptian issues.
Obama Adjusts Position to New Realities in Egypt: Analysts
(Ahram Online)
September 26, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Versus in the Quran
Moataz Abdel Fattah. professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the importance of the Quran and discusses certain versus.
Revealing Versus of the Egyptian Mind
(Al Watan )
September 25, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer on Palestine
Abdallah Schleifer, journalism and mass communication professor emeritus, writes an op-ed about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
One-State: Solution Or Illusion For Palestine?
(Al Arabiya)
September 25, 2013


Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan on the Narrative of the United States of America
Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan, professor of political science, was quoted commenting on the narrative of the United States towards Egypt after the removal of Morsi.
Obama Adjusts Position to New Realities in Egypt: Analysts
(Ahram English )
September 25, 2013


Rabab El Mahdi on Banning Muslim Brotherhood
Rabab El Mahdy, professor of political science, believes that banning the Muslim Brotherhood would not put the movement to an end as they have gained popularity under previous bans
Egypt Brotherhood Clampdown Carries Risks: Analysts
(Al Arabiya)
September 24, 2013


AUC Professors Discuss Amendments to the Egyptian Constitution
As the 50-member constitutional committee continues the grueling task of drafting Egypt’s new constitution, four AUC professors from different fields discussed the amendments suggested by the committee at the tenth of the media roundtable discussion series "Behind the Headlines," titled "Egypt Constitution Take two: Implications on freedom, politics and society.” Speakers were Amr Hamzawi, professor of public policy; Amr Shalakany, professor of law; Mustapha El Sayyid, professor of political science and Said Sadek, professor of sociology.
A Civil Constitution: Experts Say Verdict is Out
(Ahram Online)
September 24, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Eradiction of the Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the nature of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Eradication of the Brotherhood
(Al Watan)
September 24, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Affect of Globalization on Workers
Ibrahim Awad, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, quoted on the issue of globalization and unemployment.
Workers are the Most Affected by Globalization and Unemployment in Spain Reached 55%
(Al Balad )
September 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Dealing With Women, Minorities and Low-Income Classes in a Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the roles and writes of women, minorities and low-income classes in a democratic transition.
margin of Democracy - For women, Minorities and Low-Income Classes
(Al Shorouk)
September 24, 2013


AUC Professors Discuss Amendments to the Egyptian Constitution in a Media Roundtable
As the 50-member constitutional committee continues the grueling task of drafting Egypt’s new constitution, four AUC professors from different fields discussed the amendments suggested by the committee at the tenth of the media roundtable discussion series "Behind the Headlines," titled "Egypt Constitution Take two: Implications on freedom, politics and society.” Speakers were Amr Hamzawi, professor of public policy; Amr Shalakany, professor of law; Mustapha El Sayyid, professor of political science and Said Sadek, professor of sociology.
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(AUC News and Events)
September 24, 2013


AUC Lecture Discusses the Translation of the Memoirs About Nasser
“Translations of Nasser between the public and the private,” is a lecture as part of In Translation lecture series. The lecture will compare between the two memoirs written by Abdel Nasser’s wife,Tahia Abdel Nasser, "Nasser my Husband and Nasser and the Press.”The memoires include a collection of interviews from the 1950’s and 1960’s, published in English in 2012.
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(AUC News and Events)
September 24, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Liberty
Moataz Abdel Fattah, Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his op-ed the effects of letting go of the blessing of liberty.
Not Maintaining the Blessing of Liberty
(Al Watan)
September 23, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah Giving Tips to Freshmen Students
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, gives tips to freshmen students who are entering the university life.
Tips From A Colleague
(Al Watan)
September 22, 2013


AUC Faculty Launch First Global Chapter of American Association of University Professors
Faculty members of AUC have launched the first non-US based chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to advocate for academic freedom and shared governance. Last spring, a group of faculty members at AUC decided to form an association that would be focused solely on representing faculty interests at the University. Helen Rizzo, founding president of AUC’s AAUP chapter and professor of sociology, hopes that the AAUP will enhance communication between the administration, students and faculty members, while working in tandem with other organizations on campus like the University Senate. “We don’t want to duplicate what the senate or other bodies do, but we want to be a voice to try to suggest improvements,” Rizzo said.
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(AUC News and Events)
September 22, 2013


AUC Faculty Launch First Global Chapter of American Association of University Professors
Faculty members of AUC have launched the first non-US based chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to advocate for academic freedom and shared governance. Last spring, a group of faculty members at AUC decided to form an association that would be focused solely on representing faculty interests at the University.
AUC Faculty Launch First Global Chapter of American Association of University Professors
(Al Masry Al Youm)
September 22, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Regional and International Environment for a Democratic Transition
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds discussing five essential factors for the regional environment conductive to democracy.
Margin of Democracy - Regional and International Environment for Democratic Transition
(Al Shorouk)
September 21, 2013


Galal Amin on His Father's Relationship With the Muslim Brotherhood
Galal Amin, professor of economics, writes the history of his father as a great scholar and historian, and dicusses his ideologies and his relation with the Muslim brotherhood.
My Father Ahmed Amin...And the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Shorouk)
September 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Breaking Up of Pro-Morsi Protests
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses the breaking up of pro-Morsi portests.
Breaking Up of Protests and Returning to the Right
(Al Watan)
September 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Brotherhood Youth
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his op-ed the history of the youth in the Muslim Brotherhood and asks the youth to get out of tight Brotherhood to the spaciousness of Islam and of the community.
Message to the Young Victims of the Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Watan )
September 20, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Transfer of Power Between Elected Civilians
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds dicussing the democratic transition in regards to the transfer of power between elected civilians.
Margin of Democracy .. Priority in the Transfer of Power Between Elected Civilians
(Al Shorouk)
September 19, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his sarcastic op-ed his opinion about the Muslim brotherhood.
The "Alfiswaneya" Moment
(Al Watan )
September 18, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on the Memory of 9/11
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes in her op-ed reflecting on the role of the United States in the recent memory of september 11.
The American Role in the Other September 11
(Al Bayan )
September 18, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer on the Deal on Syria
Abdallah Schleifer, journalism and mass communication professor emeritus, writes an op-ed on the American Attack on Syria.
‘Media Diplomacy’ and the Deal on Syria
(Al Arabiya)
September 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Phenomenon of Honest Citizens
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his op-ed the phenomenon of honest citizens that rised after the 25th of january revolution, and its how it relates to the democratic transition.
Margin of Democracy .. The Phenomenon of Honest Citizens
(Al Shorouk)
September 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Importance of Freedom
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his series of op-eds the importance of Freedom.
Margin of Democracy - Either Freedom or Fear of the Unguaranteed
(Al Shorouk)
September 17, 2013


Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid on the Future of the Middle East
Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, interviewed on the concept of the Greater Middle East. He discusses and defines the concept.
Mustafa Kamel El-Sayyid: "Greater Middle East".. Fib
(Al Watan)
September 17, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the General Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, proffessor in the Department of Public Policy and Adminstration, discusses in his op-ed ideologies of the Muslim brotherhood, and writes a speech imagining if "Ghandi" was the brotherhood's leader, what would he say?
A Speech from the General Leader "Ghandi"
(Al Watan )
September 17, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Citizens' Reluctance to Crisis
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his series of op-eds the citizens' reluctance to crisis and its relation to the democratic transition.
Margin of Democracy - Citizens' Reluctance to Crisis and Loss of Confidence in Democracy
(Al Shorouk)
September 16, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Shura Council
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes his opinion on the importance of the process of the formation of the Shura Council.
Shura Council: Change it and Make it Work
(Al Watan )
September 16, 2013


AUC Scientists Discover New Enzymes in the Red Sea
Scientists from AUC and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered new resistant enzymes thousands of meters beneath the Red Sea with vast applications, from new antimicrobial drugs to paper production. Sixty experts from AUC and KAUST set sail on research vessel RV/Aegeo, in a collaborative project, to examine microbial life in marine systems in the Red Sea.
AUC Scientists Discover New Enzymes in the Red Sea
(BioSpace)
September 16, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Morsi's Rule
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, was quoted commenting on what Egyptians wished for after the revolution, and on Morsi's rule.
Reporting on an 'Egypt in Crisis'
(Global Post)
September 16, 2013


Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid on Politicians
Mustafa Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, writes in his op-ed about the causes behind the boredom of citizens in many countries of the world, of politicians.
Getting Bored of Politicians
(Al Shorouk)
September 16, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Nasser's Speeches
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, quoted on the issue of absence of nasser's speeches in the Egyptian revolution.
American "Time": The Feelings of Arab Nationalism Rising in Egypt Under the Threat of Damascus
(Al Ahram Al Massai)
September 16, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Three-dimensional Revolutions
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his op-ed the real definition behind the word "revolution".
Three-dimensional Revolutions
(Al Watan)
September 15, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Formation of the Constitution
Ibrahim Awad, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the constitution in its preamble.
Philosophy of the Constitution in its Preamble
(Al Shorouk)
September 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on A Quartet Division
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of public Policy and Administration, classifies the Egyptians ideologies towards the political situation in Egypt into four.
25+30=54?
(Al Watan)
September 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Thought, Culture, and Art
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his series of op-ed's the strive for democracy in egypt and its effects throughout the years on thought, culture, and art. He also discusses its effects on the thinkers and artists themselves.
Margin of Democracy - Thought, Culture, and Art
(Al Shorouk)
September 14, 2013


Khaled Amin on the Economy in the New Constitution

Change Can Wait
(Al Ahram Weekly)
September 13, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Revolutions
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department od Public Policy and Administration, on the definition of the word "revolution" and how people believe in it.
You and the Revolutions.. A Review Pre-Craziness
(Al Watan)
September 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the People's Role in Creating a Democratic State
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his op-ed how some people failes to develop a democracy after revolutions and the reasons behind that failure.
Margin of Democracy - People's Mood
(Al Shorouk)
September 12, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on How to Rule
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, compares between Abou Treak the football player and Morsi in the sense of being a leader.
Mohamed Morsi and Mohamed Abou Treka
(Al Watan)
September 11, 2013


Mohamed Hegazy on Inflation Rates in Egypt

Feature: Egyptians Suffer From Soaring Prices
(China.org)
September 11, 2013


Galal Amin Analyzes the Past Two and Half Years in Egypt
Galal Amin, professor emeritus of economics, interviewed by TV host Dina Abdel Rahman on the ongoing political situation and analysis of the past two and a half years since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution
Watch video here
(CBC)
September 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Public Domain in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his series of op-eds on democracy that there will be no democratic transition in Egypt withou a free public domain.
Margin of Democracy..Public Domain and the Amordon Out of Tune
(Al Shorouk)
September 11, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on A Secret Meeting in the U.S State of Wyoming
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes to reflect on a secret meeting that was held in the U.S. state of Wyoming, between the representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a representative of the Organization Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Do the Offender and the Victim meet?
(Al Bayan )
September 11, 2013


Deena Boraie on the Education System in Egypt
Deena Boraie, dean of School of Continuing Education, interviewed on CBC on investing in education and students for a better future.
Watch video here (0:10:25)
(CBC (watch 0:10:25))
September 10, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Constitutional Notes
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his series of op-eds on the democratic transition, the constitutional notes in the German constitution.
Margin of Democracy - A Constitutional Note of the Fundamental Rights
(Al Shorouk)
September 10, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer Pessimistc About the Situation in Syria
Abdallah Schleifer, journalism and mass communication professor emeritus, writes an op-ed in Al Arabiya analyzing the situation in Syria and discussing all the options
There are no Options but Bad Options on Syria
(Al Arabiya )
September 10, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Ministry of Defense
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, brings up a question he has been asked, which is "Did Sisi betray us?" He also discusses the situation after the dismissal of Morsi.
Did "Sisi" betray the Egyptians?
(Al Watan)
September 10, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Aly El Haggar's New Song About Egyptians
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, expresses her shock of the newest song released by the Egyptian singer Aly El Haggar, having the title "We are the people, and you are the people".
Aly El Haggar; Pardon Me
(Al Masry Al Youm )
September 10, 2013


Khaled Amin on Eliminating Political Influence Over Egypt
Khaled Amin, associate professor at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, writes an op-ed reflecting on the corruption that has been happening in Mubarak's regime and similarly in Morsi's regime regarding the political parties.
For A Neutral Civil Service
(Al Ahram Weekly)
September 10, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Questions Asked by the Youth
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, answers three questions asked by the youth; which are: Is it better to have a new constitution or amend the constitution of 2012? Do you agree with the ways of breaking up pro-morsi protests? What was to be done by the Muslim Brotherhood leaders after July the 3rd?
Right Questions and Wrong Answers
(Al Watan)
September 9, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Adjusting the Relationship Between the Citizen, Society and State for a Successful Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, expresses in his op-ed the importance of the coexistance and coheseion of the three; citizen, society, and state, in order to have a real democracy.
Margin of Democracy - The Citizen, the society, and the State
(Al Shorouk)
September 9, 2013


Ahmed Abd Raboh on the Constituion
Ahmed Abd Raboh, adjunct professor of political science, discusses the battle of the constitution since the 25th of january revolution.
About the Battle of the Constitution, Which We Must not Lose
(Al Shorouk)
September 8, 2013


Samir Morkos Quoted on the Importance of the Stability in Ministerial Decisions
Samir Morkos, professor of economics, was quotes in Gehad Morsy's article, discussing the importance of the stability of ministerial decisions. He stresses that no citizen should be exposed to any surprises, reflecting on the current economic situation in Egypt.
A Minister Issues A Decision and the Following Abolishes it: Behind every "Kandil" .. "Beblawy"
(Al Watan )
September 8, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Discussing Aspects of Democracy from the Ballot Box to the People's Will and Rule of Law
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, continues his discussion about margins of democracy concentrating on adjusting the relationship between the ballot box, the devolution of power, and the will of the people.
Margin of Democracy .. The Ballot Box, the Will of the People and the Rule of Law
(Al Shorouk)
September 8, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on his fear of Dialogue Failure in the Committee Session
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, expresses the difficulty of having proper dialogue between members of the committee session, and his fear of failing to access common solutions.
Committee Session: The Difficult Task
(Al Watan )
September 8, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Future of Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses two points in his op-ed regarding the future of Egypt. He talks about two futures awaiting Egypt, either taking the path of Europe; shaping our future with history, or taking the path of the United States; shaping our future with philosophy.
Egypt Between Two Futures
(Al Watan )
September 7, 2013


Galal Amin on the American Era We are Living Since WWII
Gala Amin, emeritus professor of economics, explores through his op-ed the American era we have been living in since Wolrd War Two, and the fact that Egypt has been freed from one colonization to have another indirect one.
Egypt and the American Era
(Al Shorouk)
September 7, 2013


Saeed Sadek on Closed Societies
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, is quoted commenting on socially closed ares in Egypt and the reasons behind it.
A Return of A functioning "Social" State Required
(Al Ahram )
September 6, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Ethics of the Egyptians
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed stating that we are moving in completely the wrong direction, not on the political level, but on a social level, not at the level of governing Egypt, but the level of relations with each other as community members.
Decline in Ethical Immunity and Rationality for Egyptians
(Al Watan)
September 6, 2013


Christian Donath on Regional Powers Pro and Against Assad Regime
Christian Donath, assistant professor of political science, comments on Saudi Arabia and Iran between supporting and disapproving of Bashar Al Assad
Syria's Neighbors Weigh Fallout of US Strike
(Voice of America )
September 6, 2013


Saeed Sadek Quoted on the Attempt to Assasinate the Interior Minister
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, Comments on the attempt to assasinate the interior minister, stating that "it was expected".
Experts: Assassinations Will Not Stop .. And Emergency Will Be Extended
(Al Shorouk)
September 6, 2013


Saeed Sadek Quoted on the Actions of the Muslim Brotherhood
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, stated that the Muslim brotherhood "lack the culture of accepting defeat".
"I am a terrorist" .. The New Language of the Muslim Brotherhood to Win the Sympathy of the People
(Al Watan)
September 6, 2013


Saeed Sadek on the Closure of Areas in Some Egyptians Provinces
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, quoted discussing the emergence of closed areas in Egypt, stating that this closure has many reaons behind it.
Fear of the Emergence of Closed Areas in some Provinces Requires A Return to Being A Socially Active State
(Al Ahram )
September 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Reconsidering Democratization Categories
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, reconsiders two main points in having a democratic transition.
Margin of Democracy - Reconsidering Some Categoris in Democratization
(Al Shorouk)
September 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on More Necessary Revisions for Liberals and Leftists
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, elaborates in his op-ed on more necessary reviews for the liberals and leftists to have a democratic transition.
Margin of Democracy - Other Necessary Revisions for the Liberals and Leftists
(Al Shorouk )
September 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy tweets on the Attempt to Assasinate the Interior Minister
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the department of Public Policy and Administration, expresses his opinion through twitter on the attempt to assasinate the interior minister.
Hamzawy Condemns the Attempt to Assasinate the Interior Minister
(Veto)
September 5, 2013


Khaled Fahmy Interviewed on the Ministry of Culture Crisis
Khaled Fahmy, history professor, was interviewed in The New Yorker on the ministry of culture crisis that took place right before June 30 protests.
The Battle of the Archives: What Egypt Intellectuals Lost
(The New Yorker )
September 4, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Continuos Killing in Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the continuos killing of protestors in Egypt, stating that this is because we do not know the culture of peaceful demonstrations.
So Why Does the Killing Continue?
(Al Watan)
September 4, 2013


Saeed Sadek on Interim President Adly Mansour's Speech
Saeed Sadek, professor of sociology, comments on the dialogue of Egypt's interim president, mentioning that it was diplomatic, simple and well prepared.
Politicians: The President's Dialogue Characterized as Credible Using Simple and Ordinary Language
(Al Shorouk)
September 4, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Necessary Reviews for Liberals and Leftists to Lead to a Successful Democracy
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Adminstration, discusses through his op-ed three necessary reviews for liberals and leftists in order to have a successful democratic transition.
Margin of democracy - Necessary Reviews for the Liberals and Leftists (1-2)
(Al Shorouk)
September 4, 2013


Ahmed Abou El Nour on Remnants of the Former Regime
Ahmed Abou El Nour, professor of crisis management, gives his opinion on the remnants of the former Mubarak regime. He states that the formation of new parties by remnants of the old regime, is a kind of a counter-revolution in the hope to obtain the parliamentary immunity.
Returning to Pre-25 January "Asham Iblis"
(Al Wafd)
September 4, 2013


Ezzedine Choukri Fishere on Egypt's Right to have a Real Democracy
Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, professor of political science writes an op-ed, expressing his opinion on the Egyptian strive for democracy since the revolution. He discusses the rise and fall of the democratic coalition between the people and the Muslim brotherhood.
We Will not Give up .. Egypt Deserves a Real Democracy
(Al Shorouk)
September 4, 2013


Dina Wafa on the Closure of Al Jazeera
Dina Wafa, director of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, emphasizes her support of the closure of Al Jazeera Channel.
The Decision to Close Down Incitement Channels Does not Affect the Freedom of the Media
(Veto)
September 4, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Playing Politics
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed creating a scenario between two people, talking about the nature of politics.
Political Cards
(Al Watan)
September 3, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer Compares Turkey to Egypt


Khaled Fahmy on Western Media Coverage of Egyptian Events
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, writes an op-ed on the media coverage of anti Muslim Brotherhood protests.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the West
(Ahram Online)
September 3, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on The American Interference in Syria
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, talks about the dangers of the American interference in Syria.
The Syrian Tragedy and the American strike
(Al Masry Al Youm )
September 3, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Nasser Dialect
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, on the absence of Nasser speeches in the Egyptian revolution.
U.S. magazine: Arousing Feelings of Arab Nationalism in Egypt Because of the Potential Military Attack Against Syria
(Al Watan)
September 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on State Instituions Practicing Self-criticism and Auditing
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his op-ed how the state and its institutions should practice self-criticism and auditing through four main contexts.
Margin of democracy .. Necessary Reviews on the State Institutions
(Al Shorouk)
September 3, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Nasser and the 25th of January
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, reflects on the the lack of awarness of Nasser Speeches in the 25th of January. This changed as there was pictures and quotes by Nasser in the demonstrations against Morsi.
American"Time" monitors the Return of Arab Nationalism After the Dismissal of Morsi..Demonstrations Bearing Pictures of Nasser With Slogan "Egypt and Syria, One Hand"..Sabahy: Attacking Damascus is Assault on Cairo..Badr: Suez Canal Must be Closed...
(Veto )
September 3, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Absence of Nasser Speeches in the Egyptian Revolution
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, comments on the kack of awarness of Nasser speeches during the 25th of January revolution.
"Time": The Rejection of Attack on Syria Creates Nostalgia For the Era of Nasser
(Moheet)
September 3, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Most Important English Philosophers; Hobbes, Locke and Mel
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor in the Department of Public Policy, dicusses in his op-ed the political ideologies of the three philosophers.
Hobbes, Locke and Mel
(Al Watan )
September 2, 2013


Rasha Abdulla Against Closure of Television Channels
Rasha Abdulla, associate professor and chair of journalism and mass communication, discusses her stand against the closure of channels, and stresses that she is not defending Al Jazeera channel. She proclaims that people responsible for the channels mentioned in her article should be punished.
Not defending Al-Jazeera, But Against the Closure of Channels
(Al Tahrir )
September 2, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Democratic Laws Regarding Religious Rights
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on op-ed discussing six points that he believes are main rules to democracy and religious rights.
Margin of Democracy .. Necessary Reviews on the Religious Right
(Al Shorouk)
September 2, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyid on the Government's Reaction in Case the U.S. Strikes Syria
Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, believes that the government reaction if U.S. strikes Syria would only be to condemn the act.
World Leaders Wary of Supporting Syrian Airstrike
(USA Today )
September 1, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Epicureanism
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses Epicureanism.
Little of 'Epicureanism' is Useful
(Al Watan)
September 1, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on The Syrian Tragedy
Ibrahim Awad, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, expresses his opinion on the situation in Syria and stresses that any interference in the Syrian tragedy is playing with fire.
Playing With Fire in the Syrian Tragedy
(Al Shorouk)
September 1, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif Quoted on the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood
Ashraf El Sherif, professor of political science, gave his opinion on the future of the Muslim brotherhood. He Stated that the brotherhood must accept the road map as determined by the State, or to formally withdraw from politics.
Politicians and Human Rights Activists: The Brotherhood is Over
(Al Tahrir )
September 1, 2013


Said Sadek on General Al Sisi's Pulling Down of Muslim Brotherhood
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, notes that General Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is destroying Muslim Brotherhood systematically.
In Egypt, the Press Turns Yellow as it Takes on Opponents of Military Takeover
(The Seattle Times)
August 31, 2013


AUC Professor Galal Amin Awarded the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences
Galal Amin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC), has been awarded the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences. This prestigious award is presented by the Supreme Council of Cultural Affairs and is given to the highly distinguished social scientists of the nation.
AUC Celebrates Galal Amin's State Appreciation Award
(Al Shorouk)
August 31, 2013


Mina Khalil on the Release of Former President Mubarak
Assistant Professor Mina Khalil talks to Al Monitor on the release of former President Mubarak and how it is a sign of the failure of the rule of law in Egypt.
Egypt’s Justice System on Trial
(Al Monitor)
August 27, 2013


Emad Shahin Comments on Mohamed Badie's Arrest
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, considers the arrest of Mohamed Badie as a "major confrontation"
Trial of Muslim Brotherhood Leader Signals Intensity of Crackdown in Egypt
(Washington Post)
August 25, 2013


Salima Ikram on the Looting of the Museum of Mallawi
Professor of Egyptology speaks about the looting of the archeological museum in the town of Mallawi in Upper Egypt
Looters Shatter Museum of Ancient Egyptian Treasures
(The National Geographic )
August 23, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Democracy and the National State
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds on the national state, stating that democratic practices will not develop completely without the national state.
Margin of Democracy - National State
(Al Shorouk)
August 22, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer on Al Jazeera's Coverage of Egypt
Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Abdallah Schleifer, criticizes the one-sided coverage of Al Jazeera network
How Al-Jazeera skews its coverage of Egypt
(Al Arabiya)
August 21, 2013


Magda Shahin on the United Nations Interference in Egyptian Affairs
Magda Shahin, professor and director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research, writes an op-ed discussing the interference in Egyptian Affairs and that its an obligation on all the youth and Egyptian authorities to reflect to the world the real situation in Egypt.
Beware of Interference in Egypt's Affairs
(Al Shorouk )
August 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Rabaa's Platform Preachers
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in op-ed discussing his efforts to try to make Muslim brotherhood speakers at Rabaa not escalate their political speaches.
The Arrest of the Platform Preachers
(Al Watan)
August 21, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Criminalizing and Confronting Sectarianism
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes in his series of op-eds stating that, there is no way to keep the peace and the values ​​of citizenship and coexistence; which are fundamental constituents of democracy, without criminalizing and confronting sectarianism.
Margin of Democracy - Criminalizing and Confronting Sectarianism
(Al Shorouk)
August 21, 2013


Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan Quoted on Saudi Arabia's Stance Towards Egypt
Gamal Abdel-Gawad Soltan, professor of political science, was quoted on Saudi Arabia's position towards Egypt and Facing the US. He states that Saudi Arabia is doing that out of being greedy, but because of fearness.
The Washington Post: Saudi Arabia is Ready to Face America About Egypt
(Al Youm Al Sabea)
August 20, 2013


Gamal Soltan on Saudi Arabia's Support of the Egyptian Army
Gamal Soltan, professor of political science, believes that Saudi Arabia supports the Egyptian army out of fear not greed.
Backing Egypt's Generals, Saudi Arabia Promises Financial Support
(The Washington Post)
August 20, 2013


Rasha Abdulla on Media Polarization
Rasha Abdulla, professor of journalism and mass communication, notes that the polarized media is a reflection of the polarized Egyptian society
Media in Egypt Stoke the Heat and Now Feel It
(Associated Press)
August 20, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's Leader
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in five points the situation of the brotherhood after the arrest of their leader.
The Night of the Arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's Leader
(Al Watan)
August 20, 2013


Abdallah Schliefer on American Media and Egypt
Abdallah Schliefer, journalism and mass communication professor emeritus, quoted critisizing the American Media's stance towards the current situation in Egypt, and their constant critisizm of the military.
American Writter: American Media Wanted a Civil War in Egypt Because it is an "Attractive" Media Topic.. And the Americans Critisize the Egyptian Military the Most
(Sada Al Balad)
August 19, 2013


Abdel Aziz Hegazy on Beblawi's Government and the IMF Loan
Mohamed Abdel Aziz Hegazy, professor of accounting, believes that finalizing the IMF Loan would be on top of Beblawi's government priorities.
Egypt’s Interim Government Faces Serious Mounting Problems
(The Independent )
August 19, 2013


Mustafa Kamel El Sayyid on Political Conflict in Egypt
Mustafa Kamel El Sayyid, professor of political science, writes in his op-ed expressing his opinion on the political conflict in Egypt and the role of political parties especially the Islamists.
Miscalculations of Parties of Political Conflict in Egypt
(Al Shorouk)
August 19, 2013


Emad Shahin on the Army Running the Country
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, claims that the army is ruling the country behind the scenes avoiding to be blamed for the worsening economic conditions
Egypt Army Looms Over Politics as Crackdown Cements Power
(Bloomberg)
August 19, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egyptian's Stand Towards Extremism
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the Egyptian's stand against the Muslim brotherhood's rule. He states that the military should be careful in every action they take.
Egyptians Against Extremism
(Al Watan)
August 19, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Country's Conscience 2
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, continues his talk about the six introductions and writes four statemments on his opinion to have a better state.
Certificate to the Constant Conscience of the Country 2-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 19, 2013


Tarek Selim on Egypt's Economy and the Curfew
Tarek Selim, professor of economics, notes that the economic situation won't get better unless political stability happens first.
Cairo Economy Struggles with Military Curfew
(Al Jazeera English )
August 18, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on Egypt and the Outside World
Ibrahim Awad, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, explains in his op-ed the situation of Egypt in regard of the rest of the world.
The Outside World and the Egyptian Crisis
(Al Shorouk)
August 18, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Western Media Interference in the Egyptian Situation
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on how some western anchors and western media try to convince Egyptians that what happened on June 30 was a military coup instead of a real revolution.
What Does the west Want From Egyptians?
(Al Watan)
August 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Country's Conscience
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, states that he recorded his opposition on military intervention to isolate Dr. Mohamed Morsy, and writes six introductions on his opinion.
Certificate to the Constant Conscience of the Country 1-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 18, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Coming Egyptian Generations and Their View on What Egypt is Going Through Now
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed imagining what future generations will be saying about our current situation, and that they will be blaming politicians and will not forgive them on what they've done to the country.
Our Children Will Not Forgive Us
(Al Watan)
August 17, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah Asking God to Save Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes asking God to save Egypt from Egyptians, from our bad ethics and poor appreciation, and from any enemy.
Oh God Please Save Egypt From Egyptians
(Al Watan)
August 16, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Death of Egyptian Politics
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing seven points on his statement "the death of Egyptian politics".
Seven Witnesses to the Death of Politics in Egypt
(Al Shorouk)
August 16, 2013


Riham Bahi on Obama's Democracy
Riham Bahi, associate professor of political science, believes that George Bush was "more serious about democracy than Obama" in light of dealing with the political situation in Egypt.
Missing in Action
(Foreign Policy)
August 15, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Egyptian Crisis
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public policy and Administration, writes on the current Egyptian crisis and asks the all parties of the current crisis to keep the sanctity of blood and stop mad violence.
God Be With You Egypt!
(Al Shorouk)
August 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on "Confidence Building Procedures"
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on a topic that is common in the so-called developed countries under the name "confidence building procedures".
Unimportant Words
(Al Watan)
August 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egyptian Elites 2
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public policy and Administration, continues his op-ed on Egyptian Elites and democracy.
Egyptian Elites and Democracy 2-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 14, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on a Transitional Constitution
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing his opinion that we may need to seriously think of having a temporary transitional constitution for a period of ten years to achieve several objectiveses.
Proposal of a Transitional Constitution
(Al Watan)
August 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egyptian Elites
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public policy and Administration, on Egyptian Elites and their role in the democratic transition.
Egyptian Elites and Democracy 1-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 13, 2013


Appointment of Laila ElBaradei Dean of the School of Foreign Affairs and Public Policy


Rabab Al Mahdi on Dispersing Muslim Brotherhood Sit-ins
Rabab Al Mahdi, professor of political science, notes that dispersing MB sit-ins is challenging as the police faces the most organized political group in Egypt.
Islamists Urge Fresh Egypt Demonstrations
(AFP)
August 13, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on John McCain and Lindsey Graham's Visit to Cairo
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, writes an op-ed expressing her opinion on John McCain and Lindsey Graham's visit to Cairo. She claims that they came to protect the interests of their country, not for the benefit of Egypt.
Undue Fuss
(Al Masry Al Youm )
August 13, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Democratic Transition
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on examples of countries that have achieved a successful democratic transition at a very high cost.
Safe Exit of the Motherland
(Al Watan)
August 12, 2013


Emad Shahin on Pro Morsi Protests
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, believes that the number of pro Morsi protesters is large and a lot of victims might fall
Crackdown on Cairo's Morsi Supporters Stalls
(The Christian Science Monitor )
August 12, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Ways the Muslim Brotherhood Use to Deal With Egyptians
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes reflecting on what he previously wrote about, which is the ways the brotherhood use in dealing with us and its alternatives.
Brotherhood Alternatives in Dealing With Us?
(Al Watan)
August 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Democratic Preference
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public policy and Administration, writes on op-ed discussing three notes on democratic preference and democracy in different states.
Three Notes on Democratic Preference
(Al Shorouk)
August 11, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Different Political Regimes in the Arab World
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed adding previous things he has written on different Arab political regimes, and questions the regime of the brotherhood and how we should deal with it.
What Should We Do With the Brotherhood?
(Al Watan)
August 10, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Dangers of Threats After June 30 (2)
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, continues his talk on the threats Egypt faces after June 30.
Egypt After June 30 ..Danger of Violence, Verbal, Political and Institutional Threat 2-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 9, 2013


Said Sadek on Resolving the Arab-Israali Conflict
Political Scoiologist Said Sadek believes that the Arab-Israeli conflict should be resolved
Egypt Upheaval Poses Dilemma for Washington
(Voice of America )
August 9, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Dangers of Threats After June 30
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the verbal, political and institutional threats. He States since the revolution of January 25, 2011 the public space in Egypt did not witness the current wave of violence, and verbal and political threat.
Egypt After June 30 ..Danger of Violence, Verbal, Political and Institutional Threat 1-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 8, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Politician Choices 2
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, continues his talk on how politicians build up their choices.
Manual of a Politician's Choices 2-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 7, 2013


Ezzedine Choukri-Fishere to Discuss His Novel in Alexandria's "khana" Club


Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid Quoted on Patterson
Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, was quoted on the american agenda, and he states that what happened on June 30 in Egypt is a severe defeat for the Obama administration and a blow to U.S. intelligence itself.
Robert Ford .. U.S. Diplomatic Demon
(Al Wafd )
August 7, 2013


AUC Political Science Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere on Political Islam Movements

Why Political Islam Movements Are Under Fire?
(The Globe and Mail)
August 6, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyid comments on McCain's statements
Mustapha Al Sayyid, political science professor, comments on McCain's statements on the removal of ousted president Morsi
McCain calls former Egyptian President Morsi's Removal 'a coup'
(USA Today)
August 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Politician Choices
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on how politicians build up their choices.
Manual of a Politician's Choices 1-2
(Al Shorouk)
August 6, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on McCarthyism
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunt professor of political science, writes on the history of McCarthyism.
McCarthyism
(Al Masry Al Youm)
August 6, 2013


Mustafa Kamel El Sayyid on the "Issue of Legitimacy"
Mustafa Kamel El Sayyid, professor of political science, wites on the Muslim brotherhood's issue of legitimacy.
The Issue of Legitamacy that is Slandered in Egypt
(Al Shorouk)
August 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Quoted on the Distortion of Public Figures
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of public Policy and Administration, quoted on how people within the Egyptian system are trying to spread rumours and lies about public figures in his field.
Hamzawy: Pavilion Within the System on Waging a Campaign of "Deliberate" Distortion
(Masrawy.com)
August 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Legitimate Concerns
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes three legitimate concerns about Egypt.
Legitimate Concerns
(Al Shorouk)
August 4, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the modern Egyptian State
Ibrahim Awad, professor at the Public Policy and Administration Department, discusses in his op-ed the will of the Egyptian people and the effect of the masses that went out to the streets on both 25th of January and 30th of June.
A Revolution in the Modern State and Not Against it
(Al Shorouk)
August 4, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif Quoted on the Current Events in Egypt
Ashraf El Sherif, professor of political science, was quoted on the current situation in Egypt and whether the youth are on the right path or not.
American Radio : "The Third Square" Rejects the Military and the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Shorouk)
August 3, 2013


Magda Shahin on the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Magda Shahin, professor and director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research, writes on op-ed expressing that it is on this government to restore the credibility of Egypt, regionally and internationally, and to start working on economic reformation.
Preparation for the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(Al Shorouk)
August 2, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Writes About His First Love...His Mother
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed dedicated to his mother, thanking her for the years of dedication and supporting her through her illness.
The Starting Point of My First Love
(Al Shorouk)
August 1, 2013


Gamal Soltan on the Impact of June 30 on U.S. Policies
Political Science Professor Gamal Abdel Gawad Soltan interviewed on his opinion in the current political situation in Egypt and the Middle East and its impact of the whole world
10 Questions to Gamal Abdel Gawad, AUC Political Science Professor
(Al Masry Al Youm )
July 31, 2013


Gamal Soltan on the Power of Media in Egypt
Gamal Soltan, political science professor, believes that the media is a powerful tool in increasing sectarianism in Egypt during this crucial time.
In Egypt Unrest, Media Become a Weapon of the Warring Sides
(Los Angeles Times)
July 30, 2013


Said Sadek on the Charges Against Morsi
Policial Sociologist Said Sadek interviewed by Voice of Russia on the unrevealed charges Morsi will be facing
Egypt Unrest: 'There are Unrevealed Charges' Against Morsi - Political Scientist
(Voice of Russia )
July 29, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Dilemma of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Military
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses through his op-ed the disadvantages of both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Military.
Exclusion and Double standards .. And the Militarization of the Collective Imagination
(Al Shorouk)
July 28, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Reccomendations to Keep the Main Goal of January 2011
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing recommendations in order to focus on our main target in Egypt.
Introductions and Recommendations at the Moment of Danger! 1-2
(Al Shorouk)
July 27, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed criticizing the Muslim Brotherhood and reflecting on a personal experience with the brotherhood.
"Brothers" More Than "Muslims"
(Al Watan)
July 27, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Rebuilding the Egyptian Political System
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing five main points that should be considered in rebuilding the Egyptian Political System.
Rebuilding the Egyptian Political System
(Al Watan)
July 26, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Distortion of January 2011
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the attempts by the media to distort January 2011 stating that it was a "plot".
Attempts to Distort January 2011
(Al Shorouk)
July 25, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Fighting Dictatorship
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing dictatorship around the world and overcoming it.
Fighting Dictatorship and Overcoming it
(Al Shorouk)
July 24, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Delegating the Military to Deal with Likely Violence and Terrorism
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes his opinion on delegating the military to deal with likely violence and terrorism.
What is the Meaning of Delegating Al-Sisi?
(Al Watan)
July 24, 2013


Interview: Khaled Fahmy on Army Role in Egypt


Amr Hamzawy on Saving Our Humanity as Egyptians
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing four exercises in order to save our humanity, stressing that blood shedding should be immediately stopped.
Exercises to Save Our Humanity
(Al Shorouk)
July 23, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the 30th of June Revolution
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, wrotes an op-ed on what happened on 30 June, bringing up evidence that it is purely the will of the people and not a military coup.
Why being Cruel to Dr.Morsi?
(Al Watan)
July 23, 2013


Magda Shahin on US Foreign Policy towards Egypt

Why Aren't We Expecting Much from the US?
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 22, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on thhe wrong Ideology of Egyptians When it Comes to Serving Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed on the mistaken ideology when it comes to serving Egypt and states that, politics is there to serve us and not the other way around.
Enough with Serving Egypt
(Al Watan)
July 22, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Dilemma of Having a Transition or a Constituent Period
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the possibilities of the future of Egypt either by having a transition or a constituent period.
A Transition or a Constituent Period?
(Al Watan)
July 21, 2013


Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi to Cairo Review: New Iranian President is "Merely Slogans”
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi says that despite optimism about the election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president, he will achieve no change in policies until he can influence Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ebadi made the comment in an interview published today in the Summer 2013 edition of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the quarterly policy journal of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo.
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(AUC News and Events)
July 21, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Threat of Islamists on Islam
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing his opinion regarding involving religion in politics, and the threat to Islam from Islamists.
Islamist Threat to Islam
(Al Watan)
July 20, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Morsi's Legitimacy
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing his oopinion that people pro-Morsi in the events of 30 June were for Morsi himself and not for his legitimacy as they claimed to be.
Brotherhood Alternatives and Alternatives to Egypt
(Al Watan)
July 19, 2013


AUC Announces Winners of AUC Venture Lab

AUC Announces Winners of AUC Venture Lab
(Al Youm Al Sabie)
July 18, 2013


Emad Shahin on Egypt's New Government


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Dilemma we Live in Egypt of Having "Electoral Democracy Or Political Legitimacy"
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed reflecting the political situation in Egypt. He states that one of the wonders of us Egyptians is that if one of us came to power he forgets the people, and if the people protest, they forget the result of the elections.
Electoral Democracy Or Political Legitimacy?
(Al Watan)
July 17, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Novel "Unjust Village" Written by Mohamed Kamel Hussein
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes about the novel "Unjust village" written by Mohamed Kamel Hussein the doctor and professor of orthopedics.
Unjust Village
(Al Shorouk)
July 16, 2013


Nabil Fahmy Appointed Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Concept of Egyptianizing the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing his idea of Egyptianizing the Muslim brotherhood. He explains this by stating five main points in making Muslim brotherhood members care only about the welfare of Egypt.
From Muslim Brotherhoodizing Egypt to Egyptianizing the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Watan)
July 16, 2013


Ezzedine Choukri-Fishere on Recent Political Developments in Egypt


GAPP Dean Nabil Fahmy Appointed Egypt’s Foreign Minister
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at AUC, will serve as Egypt’s foreign minister in the interim government of Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi. Fahmy, who will be on public service leave from AUC, has headed GAPP since its establishment in 2009 after a remarkable career serving Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in numerous posts. "We are delighted that Ambassador Nabil Fahmy will be serving in this important post," said AUC President Lisa Anderson. "Dean Fahmy is not only the founding dean of our School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, but is also a distinguished AUC alumnus, with an impeccable record of service to Egypt. Under his able leadership, GAPP has, in a short span of time, become the region's leading public policy school at a moment where professional civil servants in the fields of public administration, public policy, law and journalism are in great demand in both government and NGOs in Egypt and the region."
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(AUC News and Events)
July 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on an Imaginary Interview with Morsi
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed imagining what the interview would be like with Morsi after being removed from his position as president.
An Interview with a Man who Once Ruled Egypt
(Al Watan)
July 15, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah Questioning the Problem of the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed questioning whether the problem with the Muslim brotherhood is with its leaders, with the organization as a whole, or with the idea of political Islamism.
Mandatory Questions in the Case of the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Watan)
July 14, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Enormous Amount of Hatred Among Egyptians
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed criticizing the hatred and dehumanization among Egyptians these days due to politics and political ideologies.
"Wa'etna Soda"
(Al Watan)
July 13, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Controversy of Whether June 30 was a Coup or a Revolution?
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed expressing his point of view that June 30 was indeed a revolution and that Dr.Morsi has proven that he is not well equiped for such a position.
Dr. Morsi is no Longer the President of Egypt
(Al Watan)
July 12, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on Muslim Brotherhood and the Military


Tahrir Forum: AUC Experts on Egypt's Economic Crisis
Economist Tarek Selim says that Egypt’s factions must resolve their political dispute so the nation can embark on a new course to save the economy from further collapse. In an essay published by the Cairo Review of Global Affairs today, Selim writes that Egypt’s economy requires transformational change if the country is to achieve stability and sustainable prosperity.
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(AUC News and Events)
July 11, 2013


Mohamed Hegazy on Gulf Aid to Egypt
Mohamed Abdel Aziz Hegazy, professor of accounting, comments on the 8 billion dollars aid to Egypt and notes that this will not solve Egypt's economic crisis.
News Analysis: Gulf Aid No Magic Wand to Solve Egypt's Economic Crisis
(China.org)
July 10, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Political Quarantine on Dr Morsi
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the rule of Morsi and his experience with the institution of the presidency.
Political Quarantine on Dr Morsi
(Al Watan)
July 10, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Egypt and the Fourth Generation Wars
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing "Why strong states are beaten in battles with a weak enemy?" A question that was raised by Andrew mark in a famous article in 1975.
Egypt and the Fourth Generation Wars
(Al Watan)
July 9, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on Distinguishing the True Facts From False Ones
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his op-ed the hardship of distinguishing the truth in the world we live in these days. Whether its local media, or foreign media, both are full of falsehood and show only a part of the truth to serve their interests.
A Righteous Word...Is it Possible?
(Al Watan)
July 8, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing the three options of the Muslim brotherhoods future after their failure in ruling Egypt.
Reading in the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood
(Al Watan)
July 6, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Current Egyptian Situation
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing 10 principles that should be applied in order for Egypt to move safely from the current unstable stage.
10 Principles of Succeeding in the Exam Egypt is Going Through
(Al Watan)
July 5, 2013


Ezzedine Fishere on the Second Wave of the Egyptian Revolution
Ezzedine Choukry Fishere, visiting associate professor of political science, writes on the second wave of January 25 revolution, which ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt’s Second Revolution is about Securing the First
(Financial Times)
July 4, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Article 142 of the Egyptian Constitution
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes an op-ed discussing whether the article 142 of the constitution is the solution for the current state of the country or not. The article is basically that the president can delegate of his powers to the president of the council of ministers, to ministers, or to governers.
Is Article 142 the Solution?
(Al Watan)
July 3, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Morsi's Year in Office
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, writes in the CNN analyzing the revolutionary scene in Egypt after June 30.
We Did not Risk our Lives Simply to Change the Players
(CNN)
July 3, 2013


Moataz Abdel Fattah on the Fate of Egypt
Moataz Abdel Fattah, professor at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, discusses in his op-ed eight different probabilities of Egypt's future after revolving against the Muslim brotherhood's rule.
Who Will Rule Egypt?
(Al Watan)
July 2, 2013


Malak Zalouk Talks About the Problems Facing Education in Egypt
Malak Zalouk, director of the Middle East Institute for Higher Education talks in CNN on the problems of education in Egypt. she said that this generation desperately needs to learn how to critically think, to learn how to be in the 21st century.

(CNN)
June 25, 2013


Khaled Fahmy Argues for Easing Access to Egyptian National Archives
AUC professor ahd Head of History Department, Khaled Fahmy,argues for easier access to national archives, saying through them he's even discovered that in the past, another legal system paralleled sharia

(Ahram Online)
June 24, 2013


Adham Ramadan and Amal Esawi Discuss New Nanocomposite Desalination Membrane
AUC crew from department of chemistry and mechanical engineering found a new new technique for developing membranes used in filtration applications.
Watch video here
(Mehwar TV)
June 16, 2013


AUC Professors Speak Against Sexual Harassment
Professors at AUC speaking against sexual harassment. Anne Justus, chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology and a practicing clinical psychologist and Helen Rizzo, associate professor of sociology, discuss how sexual harassment and violence continue to take their toll on Egypt’s women, despite the increased public presence of women since 2011 revolution.
AUC Professors Discuss Sexual Harassment in Egypt Post-Revolution
(Akhbar Al Youm)
June 11, 2013


Syrian Conflict Analyzed in a Media Roundtable Discussion at AUC


(Al Youm Al Sabie)
June 6, 2013


Samer Atallah on the Problem of Egypt's Youth Unemployment
Samer Atallah talks in an interview with BBC on the problem of unemployement that Egypt's youth face after the revolution
Egypt's Youth: 'What has the Revolution done for us?'
(BBC)
May 28, 2013


Mohamed El-Komi turns Gami'ya into Credit Unions
Mohamed El-Komi, assistant professor of economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) devised a new lending and saving mechanism that aims at incorporating banks to institutionalize the Gami’ya scheme (the Rotating Savings and Credit Associations). Due to limited microfinance options available to the underprivileged, many have found refuge in gam’iya plans. El-Komi, an experimental economist, has been researching methods by which these schemes may be transformed into full-fledged credit unions among villagers through the introduction of a bank or financial institution into the plan to guarantee accountability and so that funds are available to borrowers all the time.
AUC Faculty Research Turns Gami'ya into Credit Unions
(Al Ahram Al Arabi)
May 28, 2013


Hisham El Sherif Calls for the Development of a Global Knowledge Fund

Finance for UAE Varsities Discussed
(Khaleej Times)
May 27, 2013


Mohamed Al Issis Moderated a WEF Session on Investing in Small and Medium Enterprises


AUC Professor Salima Ikram Among the Team of Archaeologists Uncovering Rare Leather From Ancient Egyptian Chariot

Chariots of Desire
(Al Ahram Weekly)
May 22, 2013


Nabil Fahmy on the Changing Middle East
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, encourages Arab leaders to apply four principles that are transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and competitiveness.
Syrian Crisis Poses Big Challenge to GCC States
(Gulf Times)
May 22, 2013


AUC Team Uses Nanotechnology in Devising New Desalination Method
A team of scientists at AUC devised a prototype of a hybrid nanocomposite membrane for water desalination
A Team of Researchers Uses Nanotechnology in Devising New Desalination Method
(Al Khaleej)
May 22, 2013


Sherif Kamel Interviewed on School of Business Achievements
Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business, talks about the achievements and plans of the school.
Lessons from AUC
(Business Today)
May 21, 2013


Hania Sholkamy on Subsidy Reforms Pre-Elections


Lisa Anderson on Politics in the Age of Social Media


Khaled Fahmy on Alleged Police Abuse

In Egypt, Even an Autopsy is Political
(Global Post )
May 20, 2013


AUC Team Uses Nanotechnology in Devising New Desalination Method
In order to increase Egypt’s fresh water supply, a team of scientists at AUC devised a prototype of a hybrid nanocomposite membrane for water desalination. Adham Ramadan, associate professor and chair of the chemistry department with Amal Esawi, professor of mechanical engineering, as well as Nouran El Badawi, a chemistry graduate student, devised the unique prototype and submitted a U.S. patent in January 2013.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
May 20, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Egypt's Opposition
Manar El Shorbagy, adjunct political science professor, believes that the opposition still needs years of experience to be able to build "a grassroots organization of supporters"
Egyptians Don’t Like Morsi’s Presidency, but Opposition Flounders Anyway
(Anchorage Daily News)
May 20, 2013


Ahmed Kamaly on Unemployment
Ahmed Kamaly, associate professor of economics, believes that the unemployment rates will continue to rise due to the unstable political situation.
Egypt Gripped by Unemployment
(Deutsche Welle)
May 20, 2013


Nabil Fahmy on the Chinese Experiment


(Al Shorouk)
May 16, 2013


Galal Amin on Egypt's Economic Crisis


Ezzedine Fishere on the Security Breakdown

Investors Flee Egypt as Violence Spreads
(Bloomberg Businessweek)
May 16, 2013


Said Sadek on Increasing Unemployment Rates


(Xinhua)
May 15, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer on the Relationship between Religion and Politics
Abdallah Schleifer, professor emeritus and senior fellow at the Kamal Adham Center for Television Journalism, writes on the new phenomenas that are related to religion which appeared in the Egyptian society under Muslim Brotherhood's governance
Safeguarding Religion in Egypt for the Wrong Reasons
(Al Arabiya )
May 15, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on the Revolution in Guatemala 2
Manar El Shorbagy, political science professor, writes on the revolution in Guatemala in 1944
Counter-revolutions: Guatemala 2
(Al Masry Al Youm)
May 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Relates the lack of Democracy in Pakistan to Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the consequences of the absence of democracy in Pakistan and compares it to Egypt's current situation.
Two Lessons Learnt: Guatemala and Pakistan 2
(Al Watan)
May 14, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on President Morsi's Visit to Brazil
Ibrahim Awad, professor of Practice at the Public Policy and Administration, analyzes President Morsi's visit to Brazil last week
The Outside Movements of President Morsi
(Shorouk News)
May 14, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on Chaos and Conflicts Caused by "Vendettas"
Ashraf El Sherif, political science professor, talks about the chaos caused by"Vendetta" groups and their goals in detering other political groups in Egypt
Egypt Ideology Devolves Into Anarchy, Vendettas
(Bloomberg News)
May 14, 2013


Mohamed Hegazy on IMF Loan Alternatives
Mohamed Hegazy, professor of accounting and auditing at the Department of Accounting, suggests that the government goes for reconciliation deals rather than IMF loan to boost the economy.
Egypt Pushes for Reconciliation Bid to Lure Investors
(Global Times)
May 13, 2013


Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid on Civil Powers in Egypt
Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid , political science professor, explains the civil powers in Egypt and their role in the political scene
Civil Powers Crisis in Egypt
(Shorouk News)
May 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Human Rights abuse in Guatemala


Amr Hamzawy on the European-Egyptian Relationships
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the Relationship between Europe and Egypt
Europe and Egypt.. No Change
(Al Watan)
May 12, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Similarities between the Previous Regime and the Current one
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the similarities between the Previous Regime and the Current one
Seven Similarities between Old and New Tyranny
(Al Watan)
May 11, 2013


Reem Saad Writes on Samer Soliman's Loss
Reem Saad, assosciate research professor at the Social Research Center, writes an op-ed on the loss of Samer Soliman, professor of political science, who passed away last December.
We Lost Samer Soliman at a Difficult Time
(Ahram Online)
May 11, 2013


Reem Saad on Colleague Samer Soliman's Death
Reem Saad, Associate Research Professor Social Research Center, writes on Colleague Samer Soliman's Death. Soliman was associate professor of Political Economy, a prominent writer and a committed activist
We Lost Samer at a Difficult Time
(Shorouk News)
May 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Muslim Brotherhood and their Political Role
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the MB direct influence on Egypt's political scene
The Western Doubled Values
(Al Watan)
May 9, 2013


Abdallah Schleifer on the Cabinet Reshuffle
Abdallah Schleifer, professor emeritus of journalism, criticizes the recent cabinet reshuffle in Egypt.
Egypt’s Skewed Cabinet Reshuffle
(Saudi Gazette )
May 9, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Egyptian Ministers
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the absence of law in Egypt and how it affected the ministry selections
A Lost Chance and Mixed Standards
(Al Watan)
May 8, 2013


Emad Shahin Criticizes Egyptian Opposition
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, criticizes the Egyptian opposition and blame them for the political instability.
The Bickering Opposition
(Al Ahram)
May 8, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Women's Participation in the Egyptian Political Scene
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the female quota in the Egyptian Parliamentary elections
Female Quota of 30% or Otherwise!
(Al Watan)
May 7, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on the Revolution in Guatemala 1
Manar El Shorbagy, political science professor, writes on the revolution in Guatemala in 1944
Counter-revolutions: Guatemala 1
(Al Masry Al Youm)
May 7, 2013


Samer Atallah Blames Government Subsidies for Fuel Shortage
Samer Atallah, professor of economics, talks to the BBC about the importance of diesel in our daily lives and the consequences of removing subsidies
Egypt's Challenge: The Economy
(BBC)
May 7, 2013


Fayza Heikal on Egyptian Easter
Fayza Heikal, professor of Egyptology, notes that Easter in Egypt is originally a pharaonic event celebrated around April to revive ancient Egypt ancestors.
A Taste of Spring That Reeks of Tradition
(The New York Times)
May 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Syrian Revolution
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, calls for democracy in Syria
With the Syrian Revolution against the Criminal Quadruple
(Al Watan)
May 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Calls for Tolerance in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, expresses his deep sadness on Egypt's current situation and calls for tolerance between Muslims and Christians
Deep Sadness
(Al Watan)
May 5, 2013


Salah El Haggar on Alternative Energy Sources
Salah El Haggar, professor of environmental engineering, notes that families in Egypt can use solar cells to generate electricity inside the house to avoid power outages
Solar Cells is the Safe and Sustainable Solution for Energy in Egypt
(Al Ahram)
May 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Extremists in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on extremists in Egypt who spread chaos
Q&A on Extremism in Egypt
(Al Watan)
May 4, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Redlines to Avoid in Politics
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the redlines that must be avoided when getting involved in political life or public work
Three Red Lines
(Al Watan )
May 2, 2013


AUC Researchers Use Palm Tree Fibers for Industrial and Biomedical Applications
To tackle the issue of safe waste disposal, scientists and researchers at AUC, in partnership with other universities, are utilizing the fibers of Egyptian and Qatari palm trees to serve as the basis for new fibrous materials that could replace the non-disposable, often pollutant, polymer-based products currently used throughout the industrial world.
AUC Researchers are Studying the Possibility of using Palm Fibers in Industry and Biomedicine
(Al Ahram )
May 1, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Labor Day
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on economic and social rights and freedoms of workers in Egypt
Labor Day in 2013
(Al Watan )
May 1, 2013


AUC Researchers Consider the use of Palm Tree Fibers in Biomedicine
Researchers at the American University in Cairo, in conjunction with other Universities, study the use of palm tree fibers to address the problem of waste disposal safely.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
April 30, 2013


Zeinab Abul Magd on Chuck Hagel's Visit to Cairo
Zainab Abul-Magd, assistant professor of history, writes an op-ed in Atlantic Council analyzing Chuck Hagel's recent visit to Egypt.
Chuck Hagel in Egypt’s Economic Chaos
(Atlantic Council )
April 29, 2013


Gamal Soltan on Reconciliation with the Judges
Political Science Professor Gamal Soltan quoted on the meeting between President Morsi and top judges in an attempt of reconciliation with the judges.
Egypt's Mursi Backs Down, to Seek Compromise on Judges
(Reuters)
April 28, 2013


Noha Bakr on Egypt's Expected Cabinet Reshuffle
Noha Bakr says that the reshuffle could be an important step for reconciliation between the opposition and the ruling regime, if the choice of new ministers is based on experience, not loyalty or affiliation
Egypt's Upcoming Cabinet Reshuffle Unlikely to Satisfy Opposition
(Global Times)
April 24, 2013


AUC Researchers Devised a Thermoacoustic Heat Engine to Convert Thermal Energy into Electricity
Addressing the issue of insufficiency of energy resources in the world and in Egypt in particular, a press conference was held today at The American University in Cairo, where a team of researchers at The American University in Cairo announced the development of a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into acoustic, or sound, energy, to eventually produce electricity.
Egyptian Team Develops an Engine to Convert Thermal Energy into Electricity
(Al Hurra TV)
April 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy Calls for Early Presidential Elections
An interview with Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, on the currecnt political situation and the role of the National Salvation Front
I will leave the National Salvation Front if they participate in the elections with no guarantees
(Al Youm Al Sabie)
April 23, 2013


Salima Ikram Uncovers Rare leather fragments in the depths of the Egyptian Museum
During routine archaeological research as part of the Ancient Egypt Leatherwork Project (AELP) carried out by Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Andre Veldmeijer, head of the Egyptology section at the Netherlands Flemish Institute in Cairo, a collection of 300 leather fragments of an Old Kingdom chariot were uncovered at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Old Kingdom leather fragments reveal how ancient Egyptians built their chariots
(Al Ahram Online)
April 23, 2013


AUC Professor Salima Ikram Among the Team of Archaeologists Uncovering Rare Leather From Ancient Egyptian Chariot
Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at AUC, and a team of archaeologists are working to unravel the mysteries behind nearly 300 leather fragments from an ancient Egyptian chariot, believed to date back to the New Kingdom. The team aims to reconstruct an ancient Egyptian royal chariot in 2014 from the rare leather portions discovered in the Egyptian Museum, using the same technology as that used by the ancient Egyptians.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
April 23, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on solutions to improve education in National Universities
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the problems in Egyptian universities and suggests ways to overcome them
The Egyptian University
(Al Watan)
April 22, 2013


Salima Ikram Uncovers Rare Leather from Ancient Egyptian Chariot
Nearly 300 leather fragments from an ancient Egyptian chariot, believed to date back to the New Kingdom, have been recently uncovered from the depths of the Egyptian Museum by a team of renowned archaeologists. Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), who is among the team of archaeologists, is working to unravel the mysteries behind these recently uncovered leather portions
AUC's Archaeologists uncover Rare Leather from Ancient Egyptian Chariot
(Masrawy)
April 21, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Brotherhood's Negligence of the File of Transitional Justice
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, wrote in Al Shorouk on the MB's negligence and recklessness in opening the files of those who dissapeared and were killed under Mubarak's rule
The Silence of the Brotherhood
(Al Shorouk )
April 20, 2013


Gamal Soltan Comments on the Muslim Brotherhood Anti-judiciary Campaign
In an interview with Reuters, Gamal Soltan, visiting associate professor of political science, says he doesn't believe the Brotherhood believes in the separation of power. They want to have complete control over the country and this means the presidency, legislation, police, courts.
Egyptian Islamists rally at High Court, demand judiciary purge
(Reuters)
April 20, 2013


'Freedom and Justice' on flight
Amr Hamzawy, professor at the public policy and administration department at AUC, writes about the Muslim Brotherhood's Newspaper being the only allowed publication affiliated to a political party on Egypt Air Planes
'Freedom and Justice' on flight
(Al Watan)
April 18, 2013


Rasha Abdulla on the Freedom of Speech
Professor Rasha Abdulla speaks about the freedom of speech in Egypt and argues that despite the fact that media officials claim that there is unprecedented freedom of expresion and media in Egypt, this freedom is continously violated.
Aunt Freedom is dead
(Al Tahrir)
April 17, 2013


Bruce W. Ferguson will give a Lecture at PHI Centre, Montreal
On Monday, April 22 at 7 pm, curator and art critic Bruce W. Ferguson will give a lecture entitled Not in the Age of Pharaohs at the PHI Centre (407, rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal). This lecture is organized jointly by DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and PHI Centre.
Not in the Age of Pharaohs: a lecture by Bruce W. Ferguson at PHI Centre
(Globe Advisor)
April 16, 2013


AUC Professors Argue that Entrepreneurship is a way out of the Economic Crisis
Tarek Selim, professor of economics, claims that the Egyptian market locally and regionally plays a big role in the competitiveness and related to entrepreneurship
Confirmed by the American University In Cairo at its Conference: Entrepreneurship is the way to overcome the economic crisis
(Al Ahram Al Masaie)
April 16, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on Sectarianism in Egypt
Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on democracy, identity and sectarianism in Egypt
Identity, discrimination and modernity
(Shorouk News)
April 16, 2013


AUC Hosted the Eighth Media Roundtable Discussion
AUC hosted the eighth media roundtable discussion of Behind the Headlines series, where four faculty members from different fields provided expert analysis on the topic, “Entrepreneurship: A Way out of Unemployment?”
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
April 16, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Regime and the IMF Loan
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the current regime's lack of transparency concerning the IMF loan
Authoritarian Governance and the IMF Loan
(Al Watan)
April 16, 2013


Egyptians looking for alternatives to the revolution
Amina Khairy writes on the new thermoacoustic engine devised by a group of AUC professors and researchers
Egyptians looking for alternatives to the revolution
(Al-Hayat Newspaper)
April 15, 2013


AUC Researchers Devised a Thermoacoustic Heat Engine
Addressing the issue of insufficiency of energy resources in the world and in Egypt in particular, a press conference was held at The American University in Cairo, where a team of researchers at The American University in Cairo announced the development of a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into acoustic, or sound, energy, to eventually produce electricity. The team includes Ehab Abdel Rahman, associate dean of graduate studies and research at the School of Sciences and Engineering and director of the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, along with Hosny Omar, professor of physics; Karim Addas, assistant professor of physics; Abdel Maged Ibrahim and Ahmed Abdel Rahman, two postdoctoral fellows and 10 graduate students.
Egyptians Search for Alternatives from the Revolution
(Al Hayat)
April 15, 2013


Dean Fahmy on U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, writes in Al Masry Al Youm on the U.S. policies in the region. He believes that the U.S. will remain powerful in the Middle East, however it will re-prioritize its policies to suit its objectives and goals.
U.S. Policy in the Middle East
(Al Masry Al Youm )
April 15, 2013


Adham Ramadan on Devising a New Prototype for Water Desalination
Adham Ramadan, Chairman and Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry on Devising a New Prototype of a Hybrid Nanocomposite Membrane for Water Desalination
A New Technology for Water Desalination in Egypt from Nanocomposite
(Al Mogaz)
April 15, 2013


Mina Khalil on Mubarak's Trial

Retrial of Egypt's Mubarak Begins
(Al Jazeera )
April 13, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on the Justice System


Manar Shorbagy on U.S. Rescue Mechanism to Save Egypt
Manar Al Shorbagy, adjunct professor of political science, believes that the U.S. has a rescue mechanism to prevent Egypt from failing.
Meltdown
(Al Ahram Weekly)
April 10, 2013


Hamzawy on Canceling his Lecture in an Attempt of Suppression of Freedom
Amr Hamzawy, professor of public policy and administration, comments on the cancellation of his lectures at Monufiya University and described it as a “suppression of freedom.
Hamzawy: Cancellation of Lectures 'Suppression'
(Egypt Independent )
April 9, 2013


Said Sadek on Hate Speech and Sectarian Strife
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, notes that combating hate speech can be achieved through restructuring education and media.
News Analysis: Egypt's Bloody Clashes Renew Fears of Sectarian Strife
(Xinhua)
April 8, 2013


Nadia Ramsis Warns of IMF Loan
Nadia Ramsis, professor of political economy, warns of accepting the proposed IMF loan. Ramsis notes that the loan will cause the economy to collapse
Leftist Opposition Figures Slam IMF Egypt Loan, Call for State-led Economy
(Ahram Online)
April 8, 2013


Reem Saad on Article 50 of the Election Law
Reem Saad wrote in Al Shorouk about the Shura council's decision to keep Article 50 of the Election Law
About Fines, Integrity and Buses
(Al Shorouk)
April 7, 2013


A Review of Amr Shalakani's Book, "The Rise and Fall of the Egyptian Legal Elite"
A review of Amr Shalakani's recent book, "The Rise and Fall of the Egyptian Legal Elite: 1805-2005," which raises questions about the future of the legal profession, which played a pivotal role in the era preceding the July 23, 1952 Revolution, and which was followed by another six decades during which it was locked within the embrace of a military-based authoritarian system.
The Sanhouri Syndrome
(Al Ahram Weekly)
April 4, 2013


AUC Professor Chairs International Conference on Academic Integrity
Mohamed Naguib Abou-Zeid, professor and chair of the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering at the American University of Cairo (AUC), chairs the 2013 annual conference of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
Abu-Zeid Chairs International Conference on Academic Integrity
(El Badil)
April 3, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Decreasing Popularity of Muslim Brotherhood
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department, notes that its the beginning of an end to the Islamic project in Egypt.
Egyptian Support for Muslim Brotherhood Wanes
(USA Today )
March 31, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Upper Egypt's Conditions
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the government's negligence of Upper Egypt's suffering conditions
Upper Egypt
(Al Watan )
March 31, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Violent Battles Between Political Forces and Parties
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the ongoing disagreements between political forces and parties that often lead to violent battles
Not a Rational Policy, but Bone-Crushing
(Al Watan )
March 30, 2013


Grubich on the Effect of High Dam on the Aquatic Life of the Nile
Justin Grubich, assistant professor of biology, notes that the High Dam has a negative effect on the aquatic life of the Nile in spite of its role in regulating agriculture.
Inhospitable Flows the Nile
(Inter Press Service )
March 29, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on his Visit to European Palaces
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department , writes on his visit to European palaces and expresses his lament over Egyptian monuments, museums and palaces after comparing both situations
Our Dead Palaces
(Al Shorouk News)
March 29, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Political Forces' Talk on Conspiracies
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on political forces constant talk on the presence of internal and external conspiracies agaist the country
Frequent Conspiracies Speech
(Al Watan )
March 29, 2013


Kent Weeks on the Encroachment on Antiquities Post the Revolution
Kent Weeks, professor of Egyptology at AUC, speaks to BBC News on the inability of the Egyptian government to control the ancient sites after the revolution
Egypt Revolution Brings Golden Age for Tomb Raiders
(BBC News)
March 28, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Supreme Constitutional Court's Decision Regarding the Re-elections Law
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the lessons learned from Supreme Constitutional Court's Decision Regarding the Re-elections Law and Administrative Court's decision to stop Parliamentary elections's procedurs
Eloquent Lesson (3)
(Al Watan )
March 28, 2013


Mohamed Hegazy Optimistic about Egypt's Bid for BRICS Membership
Mohamed Abdel Aziz Hegazy, finance professor, comments on the Morsi's participation in the 5th summit of BRICS to bring some investments back home
News Analysis: Egypt Aims for BRICS Membership to Rescue Ailing Economy
(Xinhua)
March 26, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Siege of Media Production City and Friday's Violence Incidents
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, calls Egyptians for directing their collective point of views beyond recent negative events, such as the siege of Media Production
No, I Wasn't Ignorant Nor Absent
(Al Watan )
March 26, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egyptians State of Depression and Desperation
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, calls Egyptians for keeping a positive outlook and hoping for a better future.
For the Refuse of Losing Hope
(Al Watan )
March 26, 2013


AUC Launches "Egypt's Tahrir Revolution" Book
AUC launched a new book titled Egypt's Tahrir Revolution. The book, by Lynne Rienner Publishers, is a wide-ranging and timely analysis of Egypt's revolutionary upheaval, written by past and present members of the Department of Political Science at AUC. Edited by Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha and Sean McMahon of the political science department, the book attempts to explain the 25 January Egyptian revolution by locating the events of January - February 2011 historically and spatially.
AUC Launches a Book on January 25 Revolution
(Al Sharq)
March 25, 2013


Christian Donath on Iran's Power
Christian Donath, assistant professor of political science, comments on Iran's increasing power in the region and how it affects Gulf countries.
Lebanon's Crisis Reflects Regional Strife
(Voice of America )
March 25, 2013


Khaled Fahmy Reviews Nostalgia for the Light Documentary
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history, writes an op-ed on the documentary "Nostalgia for the Light." He focuses on the message of the film that nations should face their mistakes rather that burying their past, and this is the only way they can develop democracy.
Chile's Patricio Guzman: Nostalgia for the Light
(Ahram Online)
March 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Double Standards Policy in Evaluating Issues in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the entanglement in the sin double standards of the forces calling for democracy and the defense of civil state
Double Standards and its Forms in Egypt
(Al Watan )
March 24, 2013


Noha Bakr Warns of the Tensions in Egypt
Noha Bakr, professor of political science, comments on the current tensions in Egypt's streets and warns of underestimating the danger of bloodshed.
Egypt Activists, Islamists Settle Scores on the Streets
(Global Post )
March 23, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Muslims Brotherhood Recent Attacks on Citizens
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the violent attacks of Muslim Brotherhood members on citizens infront of their headquarter
The Need to Renounce Violence
(Al Watan )
March 23, 2013


Dean Kamel on the Role of the School of Business in Promoting Innovation
Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business, featured in Financial Times on the role of the school in promoting innovation.
Sherif Kamel: American University in Cairo
(Financial Times)
March 22, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on "Craving to Light" Film
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department, writes on "Craving to Light" Film, which won several international awards since its production 2010. The film is directed by Guzman, documentary filmmaker from Chile, South America.
Craving to Light
(Al Shorouk News)
March 22, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Legal Status of Muslims Brotherhood
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on the report of the Board of State Commissioners at Supreme Administrative Court regarding the legal status of Muslim Brotherhood
The Illegal Group
(Al Watan )
March 21, 2013


Ehab Abdel Rahman on Devising a Thermoacoustic Engine
Professor Ehab Abdel Rahman speaks about the new thermoacoustic engine devised by a group of researchers at AUC
Professor Ehab Abdel Rahman speaks about a new engine that would convert thermal energy into electricity
(Al Jazeera Mubasher)
March 20, 2013


Al-Ississ and Shahin on Obama's Failure to Fulfill his Commitment to Palestinians
Mohamed Al Ississ, assistant professor in the School of Business and School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Magda Shahin, director of the Prince Alwaleed American Studies Center at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, comment on the reasons behind Obama's little attention to Palestinians.
Obama Heads to Israel on a Multi-Purpose Visit
(Ahram Online)
March 20, 2013


Samer Atallah on Muslim Brotherhood's Economic Direction
Samer Atallah, assistant professor of economics, expects that the MB's policies and the IMF's fiscal reform program will lead to severe inflationary pressures
A Murky Future
(Zawya)
March 20, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Egypt's Transfer into a Lawless Community
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on Egypt's transfer to a lawless community and the repeated violations of human rights
Jungle Community
(Al Watan )
March 20, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on developing Cooperation between Egypt and India
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes on Egypt's ability to develop commercial, economic and technological relations with India and the geat impact of implementing their strategies
In India or Wonderland
(Al Watan )
March 20, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Iraq Invasion Consequences on Arab Countries
Manar Al Shorbagy, adjunct professor in the political science department, believes that Iraq invasion was not rejected by all the governments, yet the people were totally against it.
Iraq War: Legacy for the Middle East
(CCTV)
March 19, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Death of Hugo Chavez
Ibrahim Awad writes in Al Shorouk newspaper on the reasons behind the worldwide and media attention of the death of Chavez
The Death of Chavez, Revolutions and their Lessons
(Al Shorouk)
March 19, 2013


Salima Ikram on a Study of 150 Skeletons Discovered in the 3,300 Year Old Cemetery of Amarna
Professor Salima Ikram beleives it is a fabulous study because it is a big population from a known site, and all the bodies were from people who are relatively lower class
3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Cemetery Revealed
(Fox News)
March 19, 2013


AUC Researchers Devised a Thermoacoustic Heat Engine to Convert Thermal Energy into Electricity
Addressing the issue of insufficiency of energy resources in the world and in Egypt in particular, a team of researchers at AUC announced the development of a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into acoustic, or sound, energy, to eventually produce electricity.
Egypt Researchers Announce Development of Renewable-Energy Engine
(Ahram Online)
March 19, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Violence and Bloodshed in the Arab World
Manar Al Shorbagy, political science professor, writes on the instability and the bloodshed in the Arab World
Calls For Bloodshed
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 19, 2013


Nabil Fahmy on Obama's Visit to the Middle East
Nabil Fahmy, dean of Global Affairs and Public Policy, writes on the objectives beyond Obama's visit to the Middle East, which are related to assessing the Middle East's situations and finding ways of cooperation during his second term
Objectives and Expectations Around Obama's Visit to the Middle East
(Al Shorouk News)
March 19, 2013


Members of Political Science Department Faculty Unveil New Book on Egyptian Revolution
Lynne Rienner Publishers, of Denver and London, has just released Egypt's Tahrir Revolution, a wide-ranging and timely analysis of Egypt's revolutionary upheaval written by past and present members of AUC's Department of political science. Edited by Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha and Sean F. McMahon, this book's 287 pages provide an insightful account of Egypt's recent political history.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
March 18, 2013


Mustapha Kamal Al Sayyid on Socialism
Mustapha Kamal Al Sayyid, political science professor, writes on socialism in the Soviet Union and how it affected it
Will Socialism be the Hope for Egypt's Future?
(Shorouk News)
March 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Strategic Forum of "India Today"
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about his participation in the strategic forum "India Today", which is organized annually by India Today Press Foundation
India or Wonderland
(Al Watan )
March 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Violence against Women
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the different kinds of violence including sexual harassment which Egyptian women suffer from
The Violence against Women
(Al Watan)
March 17, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Academic Bridge Program in Qatar
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the history department, writes on the Academic Bridge Program in Qatar
At Foreign Schools in the Gulf, a More Local Push
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette )
March 17, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on National Partnership
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the important role of the national partnership in order to face the dilemma in Egypt; he calls for avoiding the army to be involved in politics
The National Partnership is the Last Resort, not the Army
(Al Watan)
March 16, 2013


Bahgat Korany Notes that Muslim Brotherhood Lack Relative Thinking
Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations, speaks about the Muslim Brotherhood mindset and notes that they view things as black or white, hence lack relative thinking
Egyptians Fear Decay of Press Freedoms Under Morsi
(USA Today )
March 16, 2013


Samer Attallah Predictions for Egypt’s Economy
Samer Attallah, assistant porfessor of economics, writes on the economic direction of the Muslim Brotherhood
A Murky Future
(Business Today Egypt)
March 16, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Comparison between the MB and Nazis
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department, writes on Wael Abbas's article about the similarities between the MB and Nazis
Weimar Republic or Eighteenth Brumaire?
(Shorouk News)
March 15, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Absence of Political Concepts 2
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the absence of democracy and transparency in the Egyptian politics
Crucial Concepts in Politics Faded away
(Al Watan)
March 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Absence of Political Concepts 1
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the absence of democracy and transparency in the Egyptian politics
Crucial Concepts in Politics Faded away
(Al Watan)
March 13, 2013


Professor Donath on U.S. Limits Regarding Syria
Christian Donath, assistant professor of political science, welcomes the U.S. military limits towards Syria and focses on the humanitarian side of the conflict.
Arab World Awaits Obama's Mideast Trip
(Voice of America )
March 13, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the MB and the Opposition
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, says that the MB should take the initiative to negotiate with the opposition and other political parties to reach a solution for the recent crisis
What are you waiting for?
(Al Watan)
March 12, 2013


Dean Fahmy in an Interview on Egypt-U.S. Relations Pre and Post-Revolution
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), analyzes the current political situation under the rule of Muslim Brotherhood and the U.S. ties.
Nabil Fahmy: The U.S. Supports the Brotherhood Because they were Committed to the Security of Israel (Dialogue)
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 12, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on Administrative Court's Decision to Stop Elections
Manar Al Shorbagy, political science professor, writes on Freedom and Justice party's intervention in Administrative Court's decision to stop elections
Reconsidering Elections Law
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 12, 2013


Mostafa Kamal El Sayyid on the Formation of Popular Committees by Islamic forces
Mostafa Kamal El Sayyid, political science professor, writes on the article 37 and the formation of popular committees by Islamic forces

(Al Dostor Al Asly)
March 12, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Citizen's "Right" in Using Juducial Police
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about Attorney General issuing a statement which calls for citizens "right" to use judicial police
Privatization of Law Enforcement
(El Watan)
March 11, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Academic Freedom in Gulf Countries
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the department of history, writes on education in Gulf countries
Stifling Academic Freedom in Gulf Countries
(Ahram Online)
March 10, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Recent Violence Incidents
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, calls on all political and community forces to codemn violence and to full commit to peaceful means of collective expression of opinions
Watch Out
(El Watan)
March 10, 2013


Said Sadek on the Port Said Verdict
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, sees the way out of the ongoing unrest in Egypt in President Mohamed Morsi’s political will
Egyptian Protester Killed in Fresh Cairo Clashes
(All Voices)
March 9, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Student Unions Elections
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about the outright decline in the religious parties, mailnly the party of Freedom and Justice, in the student unions elections
Student Unions Elections
(El Watan)
March 9, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Academic Conference in Dubai
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the department of history, writes on the UAE decision to prevent a professor from entry and raises a question about the academic freedom in the Gulf Countries
Academic Freedom in Gulf Countries
(Shorouk News)
March 8, 2013


Said Sadek on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Region
Political Sociology Professor Said Sadek believes that the U.S. doesn't care about what's going on in the Middle East as long as nothing clashes with its strategic interests
Kerry's First Trip Abroad Tackles Familiar Issues
(Voice of America )
March 8, 2013


Dean Fahmy on Morsi's Authority
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, notes that not Mohamed Morsi nor any other official has authority in the country now.
Impotent Mursi Losing Grip on Egypt as Unrest Prompts Reversals
(Bloomberg)
March 7, 2013


Rasha Abdulla on Political Satire
Rasha Abdulla, professor of journalism and mass communication, comments on the importance of political satire and how it allows the people to criticize their leaders
Egyptian Satirist Shrugs Off Death Threats
(Live Leak )
March 7, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Amendments to People's Assembly and Pursuit of Political Rights Laws
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about the restortion of the Supreme Constitutional Court to the amendments of the laws people's assembly and the pursuit of political rights
A New Lesson and an Opportunity
(El Watan)
March 7, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Academic Freedom
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history, writes a blog on his cancelled trip to Dubai where he was supposed to launch Al Fanar, an online publication on Arab higher education.
Why I Didn’t Go to Dubai
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
March 6, 2013


Magdi Nasrallah on the Oil Supply Agreement between Iraq and Egypt
Professor and Chair of the Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering Magdi Nasrallah welcomes the new agreement between Egypt and Iraq for oil supply and believes its essential and came just in time
Iraq to Supply Egypt with 4 Million Barrels of Oil Monthly
(The Daily News Egypt)
March 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Postponing the Parliamentary Elections
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about postponing the parliamentary elections and the immediate negotiations between political parties in order to reach genuine understandings on the constitution, the government, the Attorney General and the election law.
Initiative Refused and the Four Conclusions
(El Watan)
March 6, 2013


Rabab El Mahdi Participates in the Doha Briefing in New York
Rabab El Mahdi, associate professor of political science, will participate in the Doha Briefing hosted by the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD). The event will take place on March 11 during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters. Dr. Rabab will be sharing key insights on the Arab spring and women's rights in Egypt.
DIIFSD to Host briefing in New York on the Arab Spring and its Impact on Women's Rights
(Zawaya)
March 5, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Political System
Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the different political parties in Egypt and their roles under the current regime
Possible Future Plans for the New Political System
(Al Shorouk News)
March 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Citizens' Confidence in Governance
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about the four basic rules upon which citizens' confidence in governance is based
Citizen Trusts When He Chooses and Knows
(El Watan)
March 5, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Egypt’s Strategic Importance to the United States
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes on the strategic importance of Egypt to the US
John Kerry and the bias to Democracy
(Al Masry Al Youm)
March 5, 2013


Manar Al Shorbagy on US Secretary John Kerry's Meeting with the Egyptian Defense Minister
Manar Al Shorbagy, professor of political science, sees that US Secretary John Kerry's meeting with the Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian Defense Minister,is an interference in Egypt's internal affairs
Kerry Wraps Up Mediation Between Egyptian Political Forces
(Global Times)
March 4, 2013


Dean Fahmy on Kerry's Statements on Elections and his Visit to Egypt
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, notes that Kerry's visit to Egypt is normal, however, his previous statements regarding the parliamentary elections caused tensions among political forces.
Political Analysts: Kerry's Visit to Egypt is Normal .. Fahmy: His Previous Statements about the Elections Caused Tensions Among Political Forces
(Al Youm Al Sabie)
March 4, 2013


Noha Bakr Comments on Kerry's Visit to Egypt
Political Science Professor Noha Bakr comments on John Kerry's visit to Egypt amid the political tensions in the country.
Kerry's Calls for Unity Likely to Fall on Deaf Ears in Egypt
(The National)
March 4, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Egyptian Presidency
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the department of public policy and administration, writes on the economic, political and social crises in Egypt caused by the Egyptian presidency; he suggest ways to get out of these problems
The Non Rule Dilemma and Ways to get out of it
(El Watan)
March 4, 2013


Mustapha Al Sayyid on the Current Situation in Egypt
Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid, professor of political science, writes on the Italian author Luigi Pirandello’s play and how it relates to the current situation in Egypt
Imaginations in Search for Savior
(Al Shorouk )
March 4, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Collective Social Responsibility of Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, wrote about the objective justifications that lead to the refrain from public affairs and the social responsibility towards it
Initiative Points
(Al Watan )
March 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Importance of Negotiations
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the importance of unity among Egyptian political parties and invites them to negotiate for a better future
Initiative Points
(El Watan)
March 3, 2013


Swillam in an Interview on the Nanotechnology Revolution
Professor Mohamed Swillam, department of physics, in an interview on Nile Life's Naharak Said Program on the important role that nanotechnology now plays in research and innovation
Watch video here
(Nile Life)
March 2, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the United States Strategic Bet on MB
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the United States' management policy towards Egypt and the role of MB in defending the US interests
The Non-Democratic American Bet on the Muslim Brotherhood
(El Watan)
March 2, 2013


Rabab El Mahdi on Boycotting the Upoming Parliamentary Elections
Rabab El Mahdi, professor of political science, writes on different political parties boycotting the coming parliamentary elections
Notes on Boycotting Decision
(Al Shorouk )
March 2, 2013


Ezzedine Choukri Fishere on Harlem Shake and Protests
Political Science Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere comments on using dancing as a form of protesting. He believes that this is a new form of expression younger generations are using.
Step by Step, Dancing Becoming a Protest Against Islamist Rule
(North Jersey )
March 1, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Egyptian Police
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, writes on the torture approach used by the Egyptian police
Ignoring the Police Reform and its Danger
(Al Shorouk News)
March 1, 2013


Noha Bakr on US Broker Dialogue Between Egypt's Rival Sides
Noha Bakr, professor of political science, notes that US attempts to mediation depend on all Egyprtian sides and that the opposition National Salvation Front doesn't represent the whole Egyptian population
News Analysis: U.S. Faces Tough Job to Broker Dialogue Between Egypt's Rival Sides: Analysts
(Xinhua)
February 26, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Citizens' Participation in Political Life and Public Affairs
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the role of citizens in the parliament
Citizens Priorities
(Al Watan)
February 24, 2013


Said Sadek on the Parliamentary Elections and the Control of Security Status
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology writes on the coming parliamentary elections and how the current regime will handle it
Legitimacy fields faces the Legitimacy of Elections on the Experts’ Table
(Al Shorouk)
February 24, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the Coming Parliamentary Elections
Democratic Policies and the Elections
(Al Watan)
February 23, 2013


Noha Bakr on the Return of the Egyptian Ambassador to Israel
Noha Bakr, political science professor, writes on the negative consequences of the return of the Egyptian ambassador in Israel
Israeli Calls for Egypt to Return its ambassador to Tel Aviv
(Asharq Al Awsat)
February 23, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Forensic Medicine in Egypt
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history writes on the department of Forensic Medicine and the problems facings it recently
The Rise and Fall of the Department of Forensic Medicine
(Shorouk News)
February 22, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Violation of Dignity in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the violation of dignity that Egyptian citizens suffer from
Violation of Dignity of the citizens and Impunity
(Al Watan)
February 21, 2013


Said Sadek on Sexual Humiliation and the State
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, comments on the government’s lack of response to many sexual assault incidents
The Circle of Hell: Inside Tahrir's Mob Sexual Assault Epidemic
(Ahram Online)
February 21, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Religious Right Movement
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the religious right movement negative contribution to the Egyptian Constitution
A Valuable Lesson
(Al Watan)
February 20, 2013


AUC Professors Discuss Women's Role Post the Revolution at a Media Roundtable
As political, social and economic challenges rise in the face of Egyptian women post the 25 January Revolution, AUC professors agree that the revolution is far from over and fighting against women’s marginalization is an ongoing battle. “Egypt’s Revolution: Has it Left the Egyptian Women Behind?” was the question discussed in the University’s seventh media roundtable discussion of the Behind the Headlines series, addressing women’s contributions to the political and social scene, the challenges faced and predictions for the future.
Watch video here
(Dream TV)
February 20, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on Salafi-MB Conflict
Professor Ashraf El Sherif comments on the recent conflicts between Al Nour party and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Nour Party Seeks to Distance Itself from FJP ahead of Elections
(Egypt Independent )
February 20, 2013


Emad Shahin on the Seven Crises Egypt Faces
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, writes on the different types of crises that Egypt face currently
Seven Crises Face Egyptian Presidency in One Week
(Anadolu Agency)
February 20, 2013


Lisa Anderson on Threats to Academic Freedom
Lisa Anderson, AUC president, in an interview on Tunisialive describing the importance of innovation to the academic freedom
Threat to Academic Freedom Highlighted in Tunisia
(Tunisia Live)
February 20, 2013


Said Sadek on the Brotherhood's Apoligies to Calm Public Opinion
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology talks about the apologies given by the Muslim Brotherhood government at every incident
Muslim Brotherhood and their Continues Apologies
(Al Watan)
February 20, 2013


Mostafa Kamal El Sayyid on El Baradie and El Katatny Meeting
Mostafa Kamal El Sayyid, political science professor, writes on the recent meeting between Mohamed El Baradie and Saad El Katatny
Politicians: Baradie and Katatny Meeting is Positive.. But will the Muslim Brotherhood respond?
(Tahrir News)
February 19, 2013


AUC Professors Discuss Women's Role Post the Revolution at a Media Roundtable
In the seventh media rounstable discussion,“Egypt’s Revolution: Has it Left the Egyptian Women Behind?” AUC professors addressed women’s contributions to the political and social scene after the revolution, the challenges she is facing and predictions for the future.
AUC Professors:Society Notions against Women should Change
(Al Ahram)
February 19, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on the Deterioration of the Egyptian Economy
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes on the challenges and obstacles that face Egypt’s Economy
Economy Without Vision is Reversed
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 19, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on National Dialogue and the Constitution's Amendments
Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on President Morsi calls for the national dialogue
National Dialogue and Constitutional amendments
(Shorouk News)
February 19, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Social Justice and Human Rights
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the need to have social justice in Egypt
Social Justice in Egypt
(Al Watan)
February 18, 2013


Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid on Political Islam
Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid, professor of political science, writes on the Islamic movement in Egypt and Tunisia
The Tidal of Islamic Awakening
(Shorouk News)
February 18, 2013


Noha Bakr on Egypt-U.S. Ties
Political Science Professor Noha Bakr notes that Egypt-U.S. ties will remain stable as long as American ships pass through Suez Canal and Israel's security is preserved
News Analysis: Egypt, U.S. to Maintain Strategic Ties Based on Common Interests
(Xinhua)
February 18, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Oppositional Parties' Choices in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the opposition in Egypt
Q&A about the Opposition and their Choices
(Al Watan)
February 17, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Political Parties in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the negative role of the opposition and the different political parties in Egypt
The Way to End the Stalling Rule
(Al Watan)
February 16, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Minister of Justice
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, writes on the corruption of the Ministry of Justice in Egypt
Who Destroys the Country, Minister?
(Shorouk News)
February 15, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Scandinavian Success
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the factors that lead to prosperity in the Scandinavian countries
The Clean Politics
(Al Watan)
February 14, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Managing the Crisis in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, suggests methods to get out of the crisis in Egypt
A cell to Handle the Crisis
(Al Watan)
February 13, 2013


Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Professor Samer Soliman
Commemorating the life of Samer Soliman, associate professor of political science, a memorial service will be held on Monday, February 18 at 1 pm in Moataz Al Alfi Hall. The memorial will feature opening remarks by President Lisa Anderson, followed by words from Soliman’s wife, colleagues and students.
AUC to Hold Memorial Service for Samer Soliman
(Ahram Online)
February 13, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on the Impact of Islamists on the National Dialogue
Ashraf El Sherif, professor of political science, believes that Islamists will be open to national dialogue, however, he notes that some salafi movements will be less open than Muslim Brotherhood
Islamic Clerics Seek Dialogue With New Pope
(The Huffington Post)
February 13, 2013


Manar El Shorbagy on Egyptian Economy
Manar El Shorbagy, professor of political science, writes on the challenges and obstacles that face Egypt’s Economy
Visionless Economy
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 12, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Importance of Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on the strategic role of Egypt and the problems facing the country
Egypt and Abroad.. The Ultimate Crisis
(Al Watan)
February 12, 2013


Emad Shahin Writes on the Reasons of People's Rage
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, writes an op-ed on the reasons why he believes the people are furious now. He notes that there are four main reasons behind this: the youth feel that the revolution had been stolen from them, absence of or imbalance of justice, absence of social justice and continuation of corruption .
The Sound of Rage
(Al Ahram)
February 12, 2013


Tahia Abdel Nasser on Women and Protest in Egypt
Tahia Abdel Nasser, visiting assistant professor of English and comparative literature, writes an op-ed in Al Ahram Weekly on the role of women in protests in Egypt
Women’s Revolution and Tahrir Memoirs
(Al Ahram Weekly)
February 12, 2013


Galal Amin on the Government Wasting Public Property
Economist Galal Amin talks about the wasted sums due to the government's selling of well functioned governmental institutions
The Rise and Fall of Mubarak
(Daily News Egypt)
February 12, 2013


Said Sadek on the “Black Blocks” and Violence
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, writes on the strikes in Egypt and the behavior of protestors
Knifes, Home Tools and Bread are Better than Thousand Banners
(Al Watan)
February 12, 2013


Said Sadek on the Post-Revolution Decline
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, believes that its normal that everything gets worse right after any revolution before they start getting better
2 Years After Mubarak Ousted, Egyptians Struggle to Keep Hope
(Voice of America )
February 11, 2013


Khaled Fahmy in a Thorough Interview on the Current Political Situation
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history, analyzez the current political situation. Fahmy believes that the Muslim Brotherhood are struggling for existence and not struggling over a political dispute. He also notes that the revolution will be ongoing until ousting the "repressive state"
Khaled Fahmy: Muslim Brotherhood is Paranoid and Struggles for Existence .. The revolution will not Stop Until the Demolition of the 'Repressive State'
(El Watan)
February 11, 2013


New Master's In Sustainable Development
AUC will take a leading role in bringing sustainability education to Egypt with its newly launched Master of Science and diploma programs in sustainable development, both of which are scheduled to begin in Fall 2013
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
February 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Roshdy Said's Death
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor expresses his sorrows after Roshdy Saied's death, professor of Geology and the first student of the Nile and Egyptian deserts
Roshdy Saied.. The Luck's Amulet that's No Longer With Us
(El Watan)
February 11, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Collapse of the Regime's Credibility
Amr Hamzawy, professor of political science, calls the political forces for attention to the loss of the regime's credibility and the absence of their effectiveness
Deadlock and Collapse Policies
(El Watan)
February 11, 2013


Samer Atallah on Unexplained Shortages and Price Increases
Economics Professor Samer Atallah believes that cartels in Egypt control the prices for their own benefit
In Near Future, Experts See a Wave of Drastic Price Increases
(Egypt Independent )
February 10, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Justifications of Violence and Repression
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor writes about the link between the repressive regimes and their justifiers
President Morsi's Brigades
(El Watan)
February 9, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Freedom of Information
Khaled Fahmy, professor of history, writes on how freedom of information declining corruption in the society
National Security and Sardine Cans
(Shorouk News)
February 8, 2013


Mostafa Al Sayyid on the Cairo Islamic Conference
Political Science Professor Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid reflects on the recent Cairo Islamic Conference in an interview with the Voice of Russia
Cairo Islamic Conference to Back 'Peaceful Evolution' in Syria - Expert
(The Voice of Russia)
February 8, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Political Instability
Amr Hamzawy, professor of political science, expresses his fear from violence and chaos which could lead to civil wars
Egypt That We Are About to Lose
(El Watan)
February 8, 2013


AUC Researchers Work on Smart Traffic Lights to Decrease Traffic Congestion
Congestion at traffic lights may be a thing of the past, thanks to a newly developed project that would enable traffic lights to switch from red to green based on the number of vehicles at a given intersection. Mohamed Moustafa, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been awarded a grant from Ericsson for his proposal to make traffic lights “smarter.”
AUC Researchers: New Traffic Lights to Decrease Traffic Congestion
(Al Fagr)
February 7, 2013


AUC Researchers Work On Smart Traffic Lights To Decrease Traffic Congestion
Congestion at traffic lights may be a thing of the past, thanks to a newly developed project that would enable traffic lights to switch from red to green based on the number of vehicles at a given intersection. Mohamed Moustafa, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been awarded a grant from Ericsson for his proposal to make traffic lights “smarter.”
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(AUC News and Events)
February 7, 2013


Nagla Rizk in an Interview on her Withdrawal from Ministry of Justice Meeting
Professor Nagla Rizk, associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, in an interview on Al Hayah TV explaining the reasons behind her withdrawal among other public figures from the Ministry of Justice meeting last week
Al Hayah Al Youm (Watch Video)
(Al Hayah TV)
February 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Tunisian Opposition leader Shoukry Beleid's Murder
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, writes about Tunisian opposition leader Shoukry Beleid's murder and how to avoid its repetition in Egypt
Tunisian Alarm to Egypt
(El Watan)
February 6, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Marginalized Groups
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, write about marginalization of minorities
Disadvantaged Reluctance of Politics
(El Watan)
February 6, 2013


Emad Shahin on Egyptian-Iranian Relations
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, notes that Morsi's administration avoids any direct confrontation with the international system.
Ahmadinejad Visits Egypt, Signaling Realignment
(The New York Times)
February 5, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Beaten Citizen Hamada Saber
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, talks about the beaten and dragged citizen Hamada Saber's change of words after the violent attacks on him during the strikes by the police
The Beaten Citizen Change of Words is a Shame on the Ministry of Interior and the Regime
(Al Tahrir News)
February 5, 2013


Ashraf El Sherif on Muslim Brotherhood's Foreign Policy
Political Science Professor Ashraf El Sherif comments on the foreign policy of MB in light of Ahmadinejad's visit to Egypt
Iran's Ahmadinejad Draws Fire From Egypt Religious Leaders
(North Jersey )
February 5, 2013


Ibrahim Awad on the Social Contract
Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes on social contracts and their functions
Dismantling the Social Contract and reinstalling it
(Shorouk News)
February 5, 2013


Said Sadek on the Protests All Over Egypt
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, believes that 2013 will be riotous is Egypt as the protests and economic instability continue.
News Analysis: Egypt's Relative Calm not Expected to Last for Long
(Xinhua)
February 5, 2013


Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid on Benefits to Ending Enmity between Egypt and Iran
Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid, professor of political science, explains the importance of having diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran and ending enmity between the two countries
Ahmadinejad Visits Cairo: How Sect Tempers Islamist Ties Between Egypt, Iran
(The Christian Science Monitor )
February 5, 2013


Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid on Popular Uprisings
Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid, political science professor, writes on how every regime used to handle popluar uprisings in Egypt
Presidents Trials to Face Popular Uprisings
(Shorouk News)
February 4, 2013


Rabab Al Mahdy on Street Anger Against Brotherhood
Rabab Al Mahdy, professor of political science, demands radical changes and notes that the reasons behind recent street anger are far beyond the upcoming elections and the Constitution.
At This Point, Would a National Dialogue Prove Futile?
(Egypt Independent)
February 4, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Obscurantists
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, talks about those who justify securrity forces and President Morsi's violations to human rights in the name of maintaining stability
The Obscurantists
(El Watan)
February 4, 2013


Interview with Professor Mohamed Swillam on Nanoscale Research
Mohamed Swillam, assistant professor of physics, proposed an ultrafast method to control and manipulate a laser beam on a nanoscale, with groundbreaking implications for biomedical research
Nano Laser Beam Measurements.. Upcoming Revolution in Medicine and Electronics Industry
(Al Ahram)
February 3, 2013


Rabab Al Mahdy on Power Struggle in Egypt
Rabab Al Mahdy, political science professor, wrote about the political conflicts in Egypt and their impact on society
We Didn't Hear Their Voices.. So They Let Us Hear the Bullets' Voices
(Al Shorouk)
February 3, 2013


Rabab Al Mahdy on the Current Regime Policies
Rabab Al Mahdy, assistant professor of political science, writes about the current confusing decisions of the regime
We Did not Hear Their Voices.. We Only Heard the Sound of Bullets
(Al Shorouk News)
February 3, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Violence and the Regime
Amr Hamzawy, professor of political science, expresses his fears from violence taking place in the recent strikes and blames it on the current regime
Violence and Killings and the Legitimacy of the President
(Al Watan )
February 2, 2013


Samer Atallah Analyzes the Economic Situation in Egypt
An interview with Samer Atallah, professor of economics, analyzing the current economic situation in Egypt
Samer Atallah: Qandil's Cabinet Failed Even at Collecting Garbage
(Al Seyassy )
February 2, 2013


Emad Shahin on the Process of the Egyptian Democratic Transition
Emad El Deen Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, talks about the current period of political transition in Egypt and how to face its difficulties
Initiatives to Get Out of the Crisis
(Al Shorouk)
February 2, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on the Legitimacy of the President After Police Attacks' Incidents
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, talks about the police brutality and its consequences on the legitimacy of the president
Murder and Lynching and the Legitimacy of the President
(El Watan )
February 2, 2013


Emad Shahin on President Mohamed Morsi
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, writes about the different trials that where offered to get out of the crisis in Egypt and how President Morsi dealt with them
Initiatives to Get Out of the Crisis
(Al Shorouk)
February 2, 2013


Said Sadek Believes Political Tensions Will Continue
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, notes that the national dialogue won't reach any agreements and that the tensions will continue as long as revolution demands are not met
Egyptian Protesters, Police Clash in Cairo
(Voice of America )
February 1, 2013


Emad Shahin on the International Media Coverage of the Transitional Period
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, in an interview on On TV commenting on the way international media covers the currents events in the region post Arab spring
Sabah On
(On TV)
February 1, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on Reconstruction of Police and Security Sector
Professor and Chair of Department of History Khaled Fahmy wrote about the need to reform the police
Police Reform and Not the Imposition of Emergency is the Solution
(Al Shorouk)
February 1, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Al Azhar Document to Renounce Violence
Amr Hamzawy, political science professor, talks about the basic priniciples of Al Azhar's document to renounce violence that represents all spectrum of Egyptians
Al Azhar Document to Renounce Violence
(El Watan)
February 1, 2013


Amr Hamzawy on Al Azhar Document
Amr Hamzawy , professor of political science, writes about the document released by Al Azhar institution that protects human rights and freedom on expression
Al Azhar Document to Renounce Violence
(Al Watan)
February 1, 2013


Khaled Fahmy on the Egyptian Police
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of department of history, examines the security and police dilemma in Egypt
Police Reform is the Solution, not imposing the Emergency Law
(Al Shorouk News)
February 1, 2013


Fishere in an Interview with Ibrahim Eissa on the Current Political Situation
Ibrahim Eissa hosted Political Science Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, in his show on Al Kahera Wal Nas TV in an interview analyizing the current political situation
Choukri: Morsi's Decisions Ruined the Political Life in Egypt
(Al Kahera Wal Nas)
January 31, 2013


Revisiting AUC's Recent Economic Roundtable
An op-ed in Al Ahram newspaper revisits the media roundtable “Egypt’s Economy: Predictions for 2013,” which featured Professors Galal Amin; Ahmed Kamaly; Samer Atallah and Monal Abdel Baki.
The Revolution Makeup Exam
(Al Ahram)
January 31, 2013


Samer Attallah on Egypt IMF Loan
Samer Attallah, professor of economics, Points out that the various political forces do not put the issue of addressing the current economic crisis inas a priority
Violence Worries Credit Rating Agencies About the Egyptian Loans Scenario
(Al Shorouk News)
January 31, 2013


Samer Atallah on Political Forces Not Putting the Issue of Addressing the Current Economic Crisis
Samer Atallah, assistant professor of Economics, wrote on several alternatives to raise funds, such as the application of taxes on capital gains and actions such as the provision of unemployment benefit, which contributes to the social stability
Violence Worries Credit Rating Agencies on Egypt's Scenario of Borrowing From Fund
(Al Shorouk)
January 31, 2013


Hassan Azzazy Develops Affordable Medical Solutions
Five years ago, a chemistry professor at the American University in Cairo, Hassan Azzazy started a research group with some of his graduate students to develop affordable medical solutions -- work that could be “converted into prototypes and go to market,” he says.
Report on Egyptian Science Has Broader Arab Implications
(Al Fanar)
January 30, 2013


AUC Students Investigate Intricacies of Arab Spring in Winter Course
This winter, AUC introduced a course titled Revolutions in the Arab World, taught by Walid Kazziha, political science professor. The 12 students enrolled in the course spent three intensive weeks digesting dozens of recent articles on the Arab Spring.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 30, 2013


Professor Mohamed Swillam Receives Misr El-Kheir Award For Nanoscale Research
Mohamed Swillam, assistant professor of physics, has recently received the Best Publication in Physical Science award from Misr El-Kheir Foundation for his paper titled, “All-Optical Ultrafast Control of Beaming Through a Single Sub-Wavelength Aperture in a Metal Film,” published in Optics Express in April 2011.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 28, 2013


AUC Professor Mohamed Swillam Receives Misr El-Kheir Award For Nanoscale Research
Mohamed Swillam, assistant professor of physics, has recently received the Best Publication in Physical Science award from Misr El-Kheir Foundation for his paper titled, “All-Optical Ultrafast Control of Beaming Through a Single Sub-Wavelength Aperture in a Metal Film,” published in Optics Express in April 2011.
AUC Physics Professor Receives Misr El-Kheir Award for Nanoscale Research
(Al Ahram)
January 28, 2013


Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid Comments on the President's State Emergency Decision
Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid, political science professor, believes that Morsi is treating the situation like a security crisis, and does not seem to see this as a political problem that requires active engagement with the opposition, and revolutionary groups in order to get a negotiated end to this situation.
Morsi Declares State of Emergency after Dozens Killed in Egypt
(The Christian Science Monitor)
January 27, 2013


Said Sadek Comments on the Current Situation in Port Said
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, believes that the country is facing after the revolution shocks from time to time, and it will continue be very unstable for at least four to five years.
37 Dead in Egypt Riots after Verdict in Soccer Deaths
(USA Today)
January 27, 2013


Said Sadek Comments on the Fear of the Revolution's Second Anniversary
Dr. Said Sadek, professor of political sociology at AUC, confirmed that the fear of the celebration of the second anniversary of the revolution is justified as the revolutions are unpredictable.
On the Second Anniversary of the Revolution Celebrations with the Taste of Fear!
(AlAhram)
January 27, 2013


Khaled Fahmy Comments on the Current Situation in Port Said
Khaled Fahmy, history professor, believes that the lack of the security sector is what led to this situation in Port Said.
Death Sentences in Soccer Violence Spark More Clashes in Egypt
(The Wall Street Journal)
January 26, 2013


Professor Riham Bahi Disappointed at the U.S. Position from Current Egyptian Situation
Riham Bahi, assistant professor of political science, reflects on the position of the U.S. from the current situation in Egypt.
U.S Gets It Wrong on Egypt Again
(CNN)
January 25, 2013


Ashraf Al Sherif Comments on the Muslim Brotherhood Losses after the Revolution.
Ashraf Al Sherif, a researcher on Islamic movements and political science professor at AUC, notes that the Brotherhood strong opposition is not a trivial loss.
Brotherhood .. Access to 'Lost Paradise'
(AlMasry AlYoum)
January 23, 2013


Mostafa Kamel on the US-Egypt Relationships after the Revolution
Dr. Mustafa Kamel al-Sayed, political science professor at AUC, believes that the relations between the US and Egypt have not change after the revolution.
Cairo - Washington: Strategic Relationships... Morsi Is Like Mubarak
(AlMasry AlYoum)
January 23, 2013


Tahia Abdel Nasser Reflects on Ezzedine Fishere's Work
Tahia Abdel Nasser, assistant professor at the department of English and Comparative Literature, reflects on two to 20 years of liberation in the work of Ezzedine Choukri Fishere
Whither Tahrir Dreams?
(Al Ahram Weekly)
January 22, 2013


AUC Professor Shems Friedlander Named Among 500 Most Influential Muslims Worldwide
Shems Friedlander, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been selected by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (RISSC) as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. RISSC is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, which is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, Jordan.
Friedlander Among 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World
(Al Ahram)
January 22, 2013


AUC Professor Shems Friedlander Named Among 500 Most Influential Muslims Worldwide
Shems Friedlander, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at AUC, has been selected by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (RISSC) as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 22, 2013


Gamal Soltan Believes Islamists Will Win the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Gamal Soltan, professor of political science believes criticizes the Egyptian opposition and believes that due to their division, Islamists will still be able to win the upcoming parliamentary elections
In Egypt, Coalition of Groups Opposed to Islamists Is Fracturing
(Associated Press)
January 21, 2013


Emad Shahin on Muslim Brotherhood Controlling the Egyptian State
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, notes that Muslim Brotherhood takeover sometimes appears to be working in reverse
Brotherhood Struggles to Translate Power Into Policy in Egypt
(The New York Times)
January 19, 2013


AUC Professors Expect Decrease of Exchange Rate, Drop of Economic Growth and Investments in 2013 at AUC Roundtable
Economic experts at AUC predict that 2013 would be a tough year for the Egyptian economy, which would witness devaluation of the Egyptian Pound, drop in investments, high inflation rates, and rise in the prices of commodities and services.
Egyptian Economists Pessimistic about 2013, Call for More Transparency
(Al Ahram)
January 17, 2013


AUC Professors Expect Decrease of Exchange Rate, Drop of Economic Growth and Investments in 2013 at AUC Roundtable
Economic experts at The American University in Cairo predict that 2013 would be a tough year for the Egyptian economy, which would witness devaluation of the Egyptian Pound, drop in investments, high inflation rates, and rise in the prices of commodities and services.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 17, 2013


Emad Shahin on Mubarak's Trial
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, believes that Mubarak's unfinished Trial reflects Egypt’s unfinished revolution.
Egyptian Court Rejects Verdict Against Mubarak
(New York Times)
January 13, 2013


Saeed Sadek on Restoring Iran and Egypt Ties
AUC Professor Saeed Sadek believes that restoring Iran-Egypt ties great achievement. Watch interview with Press TV.
Restoring Iran-Egypt Ties Great Achievement: Egyptian Professor
(Press TV)
January 12, 2013


Faculty and Alumni Featured in the Award-Winning Documentary Uprising
Winner of the Award for Best Documentary at the 2012 Lone Star Film Festival in Forth Worth and the Award For Best Feature Documentary Film at the 2012 Silicon Valley Film Festival, “Uprising” features AUC President Lisa Anderson, Professor Rasha Abdulla, AUC alumni among Egyptian activists and politicians.
'Uprising' Review
(New York Post)
January 11, 2013


Ibrahim Abdallah on the IMF Loan Talk
Ibrahim Abdallah, professor of economics, believes that the IMF loan will impose political and financial pressure on Egypt
News Analysis: Egypt Works at International, Arab Levels to Contain Financial Crisis
(Shanghai Daily)
January 9, 2013


Energy Reduction at AUC
In fiscal year 2012, AUC reduced its energy use by 21.7 percent, exceeding the goal of 20 percent set last year by the working group of the Energy and Resource Conservation and Efficiency Project, and saving the University more than $1.1 million (nearly LE 7 million). The reduction, which fits into a three-year agenda to reduce energy consumption by one-third from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2014, results from innovative solutions implemented throughout AUC New Cairo.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 8, 2013


Samer Atallah Comments on IMF Loan Process
Samer Atallah, professor of economics, believes that the whole process of the IMF loan is lacking transparency.
Egypt Talking to IMF Again about Crucial Loan
(Business Week)
January 7, 2013


Walid Kazziha on UAE and the Muslim Brotherhood Tensed Relationship
Walid Kazziha, professor of political science, believes that the UAE are worried about the possible domino effect of the Muslim Brotherhood in power.
Tensions Flare Between UAE and Muslim Brotherhood
(France 24)
January 6, 2013


Nadia Farah on IMF Loan
Nadia Farah, professor of political economy, comments on the current regime policies saying that they are adopting the same neo-liberal policies of the old regime.
IMF Loan Talks to Resume
(Daily News Egypt)
January 5, 2013


AUC’s Jennifer Bremer Addresses the Problems of Cairo's Underprivileged Areas
Professor Jennifer Bremer, chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at AUC has been working with the residents of Ezbet El Haggana, the largest informal settlement in eastern Cairo, to find ways of addressing some of the problems associated with deprived regions in the nation’s capital.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 3, 2013


AUC’s Jennifer Bremer Addresses the Problems of Cairo's Underprivileged Areas
Professor Jennifer Bremer, chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at AUC has been working with the residents of Ezbet El Haggana, the largest informal settlement in eastern Cairo, to find ways of addressing some of the problems associated with deprived regions in the nation’s capital. “
AUC Helps in Solving the Problems of Underprivileged Areas
(Al Akhbar)
January 3, 2013


Emad Shahin on the Islamists and Secular Parties in Egypt
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, believes that the the Islamists parties are fragmenting while the secular and liberal parties seems to be consolidating.
Egypt's Salafis Sees Political Rift Deeopen
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January 3, 2013


Gamal Soltan on the Political Opposition before the Elections
Gamal Soltan, professor of Political science, believes that if the opposition did not overcome their problems, the MB will win the election like last time.
Egyptian Opposition Split Enhances Benefits for the Islamists before the Elections
(AlShark AlAwsat)
January 3, 2013


Rasha Abdulla on Public and Private Media
Mass Communication Professor Rasha Abdualla believes that the private media is bringing the truth to the audience however public TV for instance only serves the state
Egypt Media: Politics and the Growth of Polarisation
(Ahram Online)
December 30, 2012


Hassan Azzazy on the New Technologies for Detecting HCV
Hassan Azzazy, professor of chemistry, who has been recently chosen as the best living scientist in Egypt for his contributions to scientific and applied research, in an interview on his role in conducting ongoing research, using nanoparticles, to create new technologies that address the detection of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus, of which Egypt has the world’s highest prevalence, with approximately 22 percent of its populace afflicted by the disease.
Watch video here
(Nile Life )
December 27, 2012


Said Sadek on the Economic Crisis Expected After the Constitution Battle
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology at AUC believes that Egypt's political opposition appears to have decided not to mount major protests over the constitution and will instead wait for the economic crisis to fuel further protests.
Morsi Urges Egyptian Opposition to Engage After Constitution Enacted
(Voice of America)
December 26, 2012


Khaled Amin‭ Comments on the Economic Situation in Egypt
Khaled Zakaria Amin‭, ‬assistant professor of public policy and finance, warns about the bad economic situation especially after the imminent devaluation of the pound that will bring more pressure.
Could Become Greece
(Al Ahram Weekly)
December 25, 2012


Justin Grubich Discovers Piranha Fish has Strongest Bite Force
Justin Grubich, assistant professor of biology, discovers that the extinct piranha species have the strongest bite force recorded among all bony fish.
The Record-Breaking Bite of Megapiranha
(National Geographic)
December 20, 2012


Salima Ikram Excavates the Dog Catacombs in Saqqara
In the first full excavation of the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at AUC, along with an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University, has estimated that approximately 8 million animal mummies are present at the burial site and is working to establish whether different breeds are represented there.
Secrets of Dogs Catacombs in Saqqara Revealed by AUC Professor Salima Ikram
(Al Ahram)
December 20, 2012


AUC’s Salima Ikram Excavates the Dog Catacombs in Saqqara
In the first full excavation of the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at AUC, along with an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University, has estimated that approximately 8 million animal mummies are present at the burial site and is working to establish whether different breeds are represented there.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 20, 2012


Said Sadek on the Protesting of the Egyptian Public
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, believes that protesting is the only way for the public to be heard, as there is no real parliament.
Millions in Protest; a Continuous Show
(Al Ahram)
December 19, 2012


Amr Shaarawi Named AUC Provost
Professor Amr Shaarawi, associate dean of graduate studies at AUC was selected to serve as Provost succeeding the late Provost Medhat Haroun.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 18, 2012


Al Sayyid on the Judiciary Position from the Referendum
Political Science professor, Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid comments on the judges’ decision not to monitor the second phase of the referendum.
Sabahy: boycotting the State Council is a Victory for the Independence of the Judiciary
(Tahrir News)
December 18, 2012


Amr Shaarawi Named AUC Provost
Professor Amr Shaarawi, associate dean of graduate studies at AUC was selected to serve as Provost succeeding the late Provost Medhat Haroun.
Amr Shaarawi Appointed New AUC Provost
(Al Shorouk)
December 17, 2012


Gamal Soltan on the Opposition and Referendum Results
Gamal Soltan, professor of political science, notes that the opposition might seam like its accepting the referendum however the instability will continue after the referendum results are out.
Egyptians Appear to Back Charter, But Opposition Casts Doubt
(The Washington Post)
December 17, 2012


Emad Shahin Comments on the Referendum
Emad Shahin, professor of public policy and administration, believes that Morsi and the government need to find a common ground with the opposition as the referendum shows a high proportion of "No."
First Round of Voting Spurs Dispute in Egypt
(The New York Times)
December 16, 2012


Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid on the New Constitution and Referendum
Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid, political science professor, talks about the new constitution and the increase of the opposition voting percentages.
Egypt Lives the Week of «Confrontations and the Crowd»
(Moheet)
December 16, 2012


Khaled Fahmy On the Role of Al Azhar in the New Constitution
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history criticizes the authority provided to Al Azhar in the new constitution that would lead to "enormous pressure" as two powers hold equal authority in the constitutional framework of the country.
Egypt Heads For Showdown Over New Constitution
(NPR)
December 13, 2012


Rabab El Mahdi Notes that MB Foresees Military Support
Political Science Professor Rabab El Mahdi notes that MB gave the military a "special status" in the presidential decree and the constitution in order to gain their support.
News Analysis: The Balance of Power
(Ahram Online)
December 13, 2012


Khaled Fahmy Worried About the Referendum
AUC Historian Khaled Fahmy is concerned about the whole referendum process that's taking place under extreme division in the country.
Crowd Targets Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood
(The Washington Times)
December 11, 2012


AUC’s Magda Shahin Promotes UN Peacebuilding Funds for Egypt and the Region
A member of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Committee since September 2011, Magda Shahin, director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research at The American University in Cairo (AUC), returned from the advisory committee meeting held in New York, where discussions centered on how to help countries of the Arab Spring in their transitional phase.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 10, 2012


AUC Professor Hassan Azzazy Chosen as Top Living Egyptian Scientist in Al-Ahram Poll
In a recent poll conducted by Al Ahram newspaper’s Science and Technology section, Hassan Azzazy, professor of chemistry, has been selected as the best living scientist in Egypt for his contributions to scientific and applied research that has a direct impact on contemporary local affairs.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 10, 2012


Khaled Fahmy Criticizes Presdint Morsi
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history, believes that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi acts as a "representative of the Muslim Brotherhood" rather than a president on Egypt.
Egypt's Morsi Revokes Emergency Decree
(CBS News)
December 8, 2012


Said Sadek on the Division Caused by Islamists
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, believes that the Egyptian society will suffer for sometime from polarization caused by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian Opposition Shuns Morsi's Offer of Dialogue
(Voice of America )
December 7, 2012


Is Morsi's Position the Strongest?
Political Science Professor Rabab El Mahdi notes that President Morsi's decision are bound to his belief that his "camp is the strongest and best organized."
Egypt Crisis Tests Opposition Ahead of Key Votes
(Associated Press)
December 6, 2012


Hamzawy and El Mahdi on Pro and Anti Morsi Rallies
Professors Amr Hamzawy and Rabab El Mahdi agianst the division of the masses into anti and pro Morsi in light of the presidential decree and the new constitution.
What NYT Ignores about Egypt’s Morsi and the Constituent Assembly
(New York Times Examiner)
December 5, 2012


Abdul Gawad on Using Violence for Political Purposes
Political Science Professor Gamal Abdul Gawad criticizes the use of physical force by Muslim Brotherhood to prevent judges from entering Egypt's highest court
'Turning point': Egypt's Top Court Suspends Work Amid Protests
(NBC News)
December 2, 2012


Morsi Will Not Cancel The Presidential Decree
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department, believes that Morsi has proven that "he will not rescind the decree" after clashes took place in Tahrir Square.
Egyptians Rally Against President
(The Wall Street Journal)
November 27, 2012


Muslim Brotherhood Controlling the State
Political Science Professor Ashraf El Sherif indicates that the Muslims Brotherhood and President Morsi are only aiming at controlling the state not reforming it.
Morsi May Have Misjudged Egypt's Tolerance of Authoritarianism
(Los Angeles Times)
November 27, 2012


Rabab Al Mahdi on the President's Decree of Ultimate Powers
Political Science Professor Rabab Al Mahdi says that Morsi's most recent decree gives him unlimited authority to create a new dictatorship
Unrest Fears Spark Egyptian Share Sell-Off
(Financial Times)
November 25, 2012


Said Sadek and Manar Al Shorbagy on the New Constitution
Professor Said Sadek and Manar Al Shorbagy were both quoted on hurdle facing drafting the new constitution in Egypt.
Egypt’s New Constitution in Jeopardy
(PRI's The World‎)
November 19, 2012


Shahin Expects Change in Egyptian Policy towards Israel
Political Science Professor Emad Shahin believes that there will be a change in the Egyptian policy towards Israel under Morsi, however the legal limitations will affect "the extent to which the Egyptian regime can confront Israel."
As Hamas Confronts Israel, Its Arab Support Swells
(The Christian Science Monitor)
November 19, 2012


Professor Tarek Selim on Prime Minister's Economic Plans
Economics Professor Tarek Selim believes that the governemnt should be cautious in applying major economic changes to avoid negative consequences in this "critical" transitional period in Egypt.
Kandil Must Resist 'Big Changes', Says Economist
(The National)
November 15, 2012


Anderson Discusses Climate Change and Geopolitical Order
AUC President Lisa Anderson took part in the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai, where she discussed the effect of climate change on the geopolitical order.
China's Economic Rise to Shake Up Global Order?
(New Kerala)
November 14, 2012


U.S. Presidential Elections Discussed at AUC Roundtable
AUC organized the fifth of its Behind the Headlines series of media roundtable discussions, addressing the differences between Obama and Romney's foreign policy toward Egypt and the region. The discussion, “Obama vs Romney: Implications on the New Egypt and the Middle East,” featured AUC experts: Ambassador Magda Shahin, director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research at AUC's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and former Egyptian ambassador in Greece; Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and director of AUC Forum; Gamal Soltan, visiting associate professor of political science; and Mohamad Al-Ississ, assistant professor of economics. The roundtable, which took place at AUC Tahrir Square and attended by local and international media members, was moderated by AUC alumna Randa Abul-Azm, the Cairo bureau chief for Al Arabiya channel.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 5, 2012


Madiha El-Safty on Sexual Harrassment Reports
Sociology Professor Madiha El-Safty notes that sexual harrassment is generally "underreported," which explains why the Egyptian police takes it lightly.
Harassers of Women in Cairo Now Face Wrath of Vigilantes
(New York Times)
November 5, 2012


Translating Science in the 19th Century at AUC
Lecture, “Translating Science in the 19th Century in Egypt,” as part of the In Translation lecture series organized by the Center for Translations Studies (CTS), and delivered by Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the history department at AUC
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(AUC News and Events)
November 3, 2012


Professor Hani Henry on Increased Sexual Harassment Incidents
Psychology Professor Hani Henry comments on the sexual harassment incidents that took place during Eid holidays in Egypt. Henry criticizes the notion of "blaming the victim" that is women, for not dressing conservatively.
Sexual Harassment Spikes Over Egyptian Holiday
(Associated Press)
October 30, 2012


Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram on Mummies Portraits
Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology, comments on the recent study, which discovered portraits of mummies that are said to have been painted during their lives
Modern Science Unravels Ancient Mummy Mysteries
(abc News)
October 27, 2012


Khaled Fahmy Writes an Op-ed on the Relation between Education and Extremism
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of history department, writes on the necessity of revamping the education curricula in Egyptian universities referring to the fact that a lot of extremists have medical and engineering degrees
To Curb Extremism Egypt Must Revamp University Curricula
(Ahram Online)
October 27, 2012


Professor Samer Atallah on Economic Uncertainty in Egypt
Samer Atallah, assistant professor of economics, notes that the political instability in Egypt affected the economy and "ratcheted up the financial pressure on the vast majority of Egyptians."
Economic Woes Cast Shadow Over Eid in Egypt
(Associated Press)
October 23, 2012


AUC Mourns Provost Medhat Haroun
The American University in Cairo (AUC) mourns Provost Medhat Haroun, who died this morning after a heroic struggle with pancreatic cancer. Haroun was a world-renowned expert on earthquake engineering, and has been AUC’s dean of School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) since 2005 till 2010.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 18, 2012


Professor Gamal Soltan on Egypt-Turkey Relations
Gamal Soltan, associate professor of political science, believes that Turkey's loss of Syrian relations is one of the major reasons behind its alliance with Egypt
Turkey and Egypt Seek Alliance Amid Region’s Upheaval
(The New York Times)
October 18, 2012


Said Sadek on Possible American Attack on Libya
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, suggests that the U.S. tries Sahawat experience uniting competing militias against extremists in Libya who were found responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission
Possible US Attack in Libya Faces Opposition
(Voice of America )
October 17, 2012


Gamal Soltan on Muslim Brotherhood's Anti-Israel Announcements
Gamal Soltan, associate professor of practice, department of political science, notes that MB evoke the Palestinian crisis to a regional audience. He also stated that Morsi as a president doesn't have as much freedom as Badie to express his views.
Egypt's Islamists Play to Anti-Israel Sentiment
(Associated Press)
October 13, 2012


Professor Hamid Ali on Sudan-Egypt Relations
Hamid Ali, assistant professor of public policy in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, questions whether a renewed relationship with Sudan will actually benefit Egypt.
Egypt and Sudan on Road to Repair Old Relationship
(The National)
October 9, 2012


Professor Amr Hamzawy Comments on Morsi's 100 Day Promises
Amr Hamzawy, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, says Morsi had many promises and the people knew they would be difficult to achieve during his first 100 days.
Mixed Reviews Greet Morsi's First 100 Days in Office
(France 24)
October 9, 2012


Khaled Fahmy's Interview on Mandatory Military Service
History Professor and Chair Khaled Fahmy appeared on "Bi-Tawqit Al Qahira" show on Dream TV with Hafez Al Mirazi discussing whether or not our new constitution should keep the current clause about mandatory military service
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(Dream TV)
October 5, 2012


Mostafa El Sayed on The Deviation of Priorities after the Revolution
Mostafa Al Sayed addresses the issue of reforming the negative effects that followed the revolution and the deterioration of the economy and the security
Our Meager Victories and National Priorities
(Al Shorouk)
September 17, 2012


Mostafa Kamel Al Sayyid on Freedom of Expression
Mostafa Kamal Al Sayyid, political science professor, writes about the distracting events that hinders Egypt from moving forward, such as the offensive drawings and movies on Islam
Our Poor Victories and National Priorities
(Al Shorouk News)
September 17, 2012


AUC Professor on the Video Mocking Prophet Muhammad
Said Sadek, professor of Political Sociology, notes that the video succeeded in creating a violent "extremist" reaction in Arab countries.
Mideast Protests Spark Debate Over Free Speech, Religion
(Voice of America)
September 14, 2012


Professor Said Sadek on Egyptian Veiled Anchors
Political Sociologist Said Sadek believes that allowing veiled anchors on Egyptian state television reflects respect to human rights
Veiled Female News Anchor May Signal Waning of Secular Egypt
(Voice of America)
September 5, 2012


Ambassador Fahmy on Morsi's Visit to China
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), believes that Morsi's visit to China had nothing to do with Syria, it was about "the new projection of Egypt internationally."
Egypt's Morsi Firms China Ties
(The Wall treet Journal)
August 29, 2012


AUC Media Expert on Freedom of Press
Mass Communication Professor Rasha Abdullah comments on the recent lawsuits against journalists
Morsi vs. Egypt's Press
(CNN)
August 24, 2012


AUC Professor on Sinai Attacks
AUC Political Economist Mohamed Al Issis on Morsy's strategy in light of the recent Sinai attacks noting that its "not clear who the enemy is."
Egypt President's Tricky Game of Power
(CNN)
August 13, 2012


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on Releasing Egyptian Guantanamo Detaine
Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, comments on Egypt's request from the United States to release the sole Egyptian detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison.
Egypt Demands Release of Guantanamo Detainee
(The Washington Post)
August 3, 2012


Professor Said Sadek Comments on the Appointment on New Cabinet
Said Sadek, professor of political sociology, said the Cabinet, mostly composed of technocrats, has drawn a mixed reaction from the public.
Analyst: New Egyptian Cabinet Has Little Time to Achieve Results
(Voice of America)
August 2, 2012


Professor Mustapha Al Sayyid on Morsi's July 23rd Speech
Political Science Professor Mustapha Al Sayyid notes that President Morsi was objective when he mentioned that the July 23rd revolution accomplished some goals and failed in others.
Revisionist Histories
(Al Ahram Weekly)
July 25, 2012


Professor Ashraf Al Sherif on the Appointment of the New Egyptian Prime Minister
Political Science Professor Ashraf El Sherif believes that the appointment of Hisham Qandil as Prime Minister will not please the political force in Egypt and will lead to more unrest.
Egypt’s Mursi Appoints Water Minister To Form New Cabinet
(Bloomberg)
July 24, 2012


Aquittal of Mubarak Aides Angers, Unsettles Egyptians
Reem Saad, director of Middle East Studies at AUC says the acquittal of Mubarak aides sends a chilling message
Many See Politics, Not Justice, In Mubarak Verdict
(National Public Radio, All Things Considered)
June 2, 2012


AUC Faculty Awarded Economic Forum Prestigious "Young Global Leaders Award"
The Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs) of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected The American University in Cairo (AUC) alumnus and assistant professor Ayman Ismail ’95 ’97, as one of two of Egypt’s most influential and inspirational figures in 2012.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 1, 2012


Divisions Diminish Youth Movement's Political Heft in Short Term
Days ahead of Egypt's historic presidential elections, Professor Ezzedine Choukri-Fishere discusses the political rifts among Egypt's young revolutionaries
Egypt 'Revolution Youth' Divided Ahead of Landmark Poll
(Times Live)
May 24, 2012


Women in Egypt need a Vocal Champion to Guarantee Rights and Quality of Life
Social Anthropologist Hania Sholkamy of the AUC Social Research Centre says Egypt's presidential candidates have left women off their platforms
Egyptian Elections: Women Need a Champion
(CNN)
May 23, 2012


Presidential Election is a Turning Point in Egypt
AUC History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy says the winner of the presidential election is second in importance to what follows the election
Egyptians Prepare For Historic Presidential Vote
(National Public Radio, All Things Considered)
May 22, 2012


Egyptian Families At Odds over Candidates
Family gatherings in most Egyptian households are taking a decidedly political turn as presidential elections draw closer. AUC political sociologist Said Sadek points out these family conversations are revealing broad rifts among and between generations supporting different candidates.
Egyptian Families Finding New Interest In Politics
(National Public Radio)
May 11, 2012


Political Scientist Sees Opportunities for Balance in Egypt's Transition
Professor Samer Soliman talks about the potential influence of more conservative Arab states in Egypt's ongoing revolution
Women on Egypt's Protest Frontlines
(United Press International)
May 11, 2012


Sky News Muscles In on Al Jazeera, Al-Arabiya Turf
Hafez Al Mirazi, director of the Adham Centre for Television and Digital Journalism, discusses the newest player in Arabic media
Sky Enters Arabic News Market
(Financial Times)
May 6, 2012


Egypt in Surgery
Political Sociologist Said Sadek discusses explains recent waves or protest and violence in Cairo are an inevitable part of the process as the country moves toward democracy
Egypt Clashes: A Revolution Hangover
(The Daily Beast)
May 6, 2012


SCAF Tells Public Transition is On Track
Political science professor Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid points out that SCAF has nothing to lose by ensuring a rapid and smooth transition to a civilian government once a new Egyptian president is elected.
Egypt's Military Could Hand Over Power This Month
(Christian Science Monitor)
May 3, 2012


Defense Ministry Becomes New Hub for Cairo Protests
AUC sociologist Said Sadek explains protestors' migration outside of Tahrir Square
Protesters Killed in Cairo Ahead of Elections
(Voice of America)
May 2, 2012


Egypt's University Students Unite as Political Force
AUC President Lisa Anderson discusses Egypt's emerging student movement and its influence on the country's politics
Revolutionary Road
(Times Higher Education)
April 26, 2012


Turkey's Culture Influences Region in Transition
President Lisa Anderson explains the complex process of re-establishing governance in Egypt and the allure of Turkish soap operas as Arabs look to balance modern lifestyles with the region's conservative cultural traditions.
Turkey Enjoys Soft Power in Arab Countries
(Hürriyet Daily News)
April 17, 2012


Brotherhood Candidate Barred from Presidential Election
Political Science Professor Gamal Abdel-Gawad talks about the fall out from decision to ban the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential contender
Brotherhood Loses Candidate, Popularity Among Egyptian Voters
(Associated Press via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
April 16, 2012


A Political Makeover for Omar Suleiman
History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy says the decision to remove Omar Suleiman as a contender for the Egyptian presidency signals a widening gap between Suleiman and SCAF leader Tantawi
Omar Suleiman, Former Mubarak Spy Chief, Tries to Remake his Image in Egypt
(The Washington Post)
April 16, 2012


The Face of 21st Century Egypt
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy is "frustrated," "worried," but "not pessimistic" about Egypt's quest for a new identity
Egypt’s Search for Its Identity
(CNN Global Public Square)
April 3, 2012


Will A Candidate Help or Hurt the Muslim Brotherhood?
Political sociologist Said Sadek says it's not surprising that the Muslim Brotherhood has reversed its decision not to front a candidate for Egypt's presidential election
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Reverses Political Tactics
(Voice of America)
April 3, 2012


Budget Reform Proposals Under Scrutiny
Samer Atallah, assistant professor of economics, says Egypt's plans for economic reform don't recognize the country's post-revolution reality
Egypt's Looming Economic Shock Doctrine
(The Nation)
April 2, 2012


Islamists' Appointment of Committee to Draft New Constitution "Neither Inclusive Nor Benevolent"
History department chairman Khaled Fahmy comments on secularist skepticism over Islamists' appointment of a new committee charged with drafting Egypt's new constitution
Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt
(Morning Edition, National Public Radio)
April 2, 2012


Muslim Brotherhood Fronts Presidential Candidate
Political science professor Rabab El Mahdi warns that political history could repeat itself in Egypt
With Parliament in the Bag, Egypt Islamists Eye Presidency
(Times Live)
April 2, 2012


Egyptians Push Back to End Military Rule, Tribunals
Reem Saad, director of the Middle East Studies Center at AUC, discusses the precedent-setting case of Samira Ibrahim who sued Egypt's military over its so-called "virginity tests."
Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians
(Morning Edition, National Public Radio)
March 29, 2012


Military Defies Calls for Budget Transparency
Political Science Professor Gamal Abdel-Gawad weighs in on the Egyptian military's efforts to keep its budget secret
Egypt’s Ruling Generals Defend their Business Enterprise in Face of Calls for Public Scrutiny
(The Washington Post)
March 28, 2012


Brotherhood, SCAF in Test of Wills
AUC's History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy explains what's at stake as the Muslim Brotherhood considers backing one of its leadership for Egypt's presidency
Egypt's Brotherhood Eyes Presidency
(The Wall Street Journal)
March 28, 2012


Deena Boraie Elected to Serve as First Arab President of TESOL
Deena Boraie, associate dean for instructional affairs at AUC’s School of Continuing Education, was recently elected as the first Arab president of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a U.S.-based international organization that seeks to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 24, 2012


Future Uncertain for Coptic Christians Following the Death of Revered Church Patriarch
AUC History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy discusses how the death of Pope Shenouda affects Egypt's Coptic Christians in this time of political and religious turmoil.
Funeral Held For Pope Of Egypt's Coptic Church
(NPR)
March 20, 2012


AUC's Hepatitis C Diagnostic Test Offers New Option to Curb Egyptian Epidemic
In response to the rapid spread of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), a research team from the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center at AUC has designed a novel test capable of detecting all genotypes of HCV in less than sixty minutes and at one-tenth of the cost of traditional tests.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 16, 2012


Egypt's Economic Woes Discussed At AUC Media Roundtable
AUC organized the second of its “Behind the Headlines” series of media roundtable discussions, addressing the complex economic issues confronting Egypt in 2012. The program, “Egypt's Economic Woes: Fact or Fiction,” featured AUC experts Galal Amin, professor emeritus; Abdel Aziz Ezzelarab, professor of political economy; Mohamed Al-Ississ, assistant professor of economics; and Monal Abdel Baki; associate professor of economics.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 13, 2012


Kazeboon Film Takes on SCAF Depiction of Activists
Journalism Professor Rasha Abdulla discusses the impact of the Kazeboon campaign as a means to rebut SCAF's portrayal of Tahrir Square activists
Egypt's Activists Use Film to Move Beyond Tahrir Square
(BBC News)
March 8, 2012


Has Anything Changed for Women After the Arab Spring?
Political Science Professor Rabab El Mahdi comments on how the Arab Spring has affected the status of women across Egypt
Arab Spring Fails to Allay Women's Anxieties
(The New York Times)
March 7, 2012


Transitions in Tahrir Square
Historian Khaled Fahmy comments on the changes to - and within - Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the popular uprisings that leveled the Mubarak regime in 2011.
Back Home Again in Revolutionary Cairo
(World Radio Switzerland)
March 6, 2012


Desert Landscapes Greener, But Food Production Still Falls Short
The director of AUC's Desert Development Center talks about the greening of Egypt and why, after progress, there is still not enough produce to feed hungry Cairenes.
Luxury is Produced in Egypt, But It Is Not for Local Consumption
(The Guardian)
March 6, 2012


The Struggle for Al Azhar
Political science professor Ashraf el-Sherif discusses political compromise among liberal and conservative Islamists and the resulting resurgence of Al Azhar mosque as a leading voice in Sunni Islam
At Al-Azhar Mosque, Struggle Over Islam Roils a Revered Egyptian Institution
(The Washington Post)
March 4, 2012


Egypt Public Opinion Polls Tend to Echo Messages from TV News
Journalism professor Rasha Abdulla comments on the impact of messages from Egypt's state-run television programming
The Most Powerful Weapon of Egypt's Ruling Generals: State TV
(TIME Magazine)
March 4, 2012


Appointments Made to Committee Charged with Drafting Egyptian Constitution
Political science professor Ziad Akl discusses the historic aspect of the committee and issues to be addressed as its work begins
Egypt’s Lawmakers Begin Process of Appointing Group to Write Constitution
(The Washington Post)
March 3, 2012


Egypt's Aspiring Professionals Seek Skills Beyond Diplomas
Entrepreneurship Professor Ayman Ismail says skills to move with agility in the workplace have become increasingly important to Egyptian university students seeking employment in a difficult economy
Workplace Skills Have Become the Main Focus for Students
(Financial Times Deutschland)
February 22, 2012


Libya's Transition Leader Facing Tidal Wave of Challenges
AUC President Lisa Anderson, an expert on transitions to democracy, comments on the ongoing struggles in Libya
Unruly Militias, Rights Abuses Plague Libya Transition Leader
(Sacramento Bee via McClatchy Newspapers)
February 17, 2012


Is Good Journalism Threatening the State?
Naila Hamdy, Journalism and Mass Communication professor, writes on the journalism training organizations in light of the recent accusations against civil society organizations in Egypt
Foreign Funding Under Fire
(Ahram Online )
February 12, 2012


Mistrust of Foreigners Rooted in Recent History
History department chairman Khaled Fahmy discusses Egyptian perspectives on foreigners
Growing Xenophobia in Egypt
(PRI's The World)
February 10, 2012


Weighty Issues Face Egypt's New Parliamentary Leadership
Sociologist Said Sadek discusses the Islamist legislators in Egypt's new political era
Egypt’s Islamists
(PBS)
February 10, 2012


Egyptians React with Anger to Violence in Port Said
Political sociologist Said Sadek is interviewed on Egyptians' reaction to the soccer violence in Port Said
Analyst Says Egyptians Blame Military for Soccer Violence
(Voice of America)
February 3, 2012


AUC Mourns Student Lost in Port Said Violence
Professor Noha Bakr discusses the soccer violence in Port Said and the loss of AUC student Omar Mohsen who lost his life in the tragedy
Up All Night (7:16)
(BBC)
February 3, 2012


Thousands Protest Violence in Port Said
AUC History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy discusses the violence in Port Said
The World Tonight (12:38)
(BBC Radio 4)
February 2, 2012


How Allies Can Help Egypt Get Back on its Feet
In his Room for Debate op-ed, AUC History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy says foreign aid to Egypt must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny
Insist on Accountability
(The New York Times)
February 1, 2012


"No Longer the Land of Autocratic Pharaohs"
AUC professor Said Sadek explains the sociological impact of Egypt's year of political transition
Egypt One Year On: How the Revolution Has Changed Our Lives
(CNN)
January 29, 2012


Mummy Cancer Discovery Generates New Ideas About Cancer Origin
Egyptologist Salima Ikram tells the Associated Press that the discovery of an Egyptian mummy afflicted with prostate cancer gives cancer researchers a new perspective on genetic vs. environmental causes of disease in the ancient world.
Researchers Find World's Second Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer
(The Washington Post)
January 29, 2012


Egyptian Politics, Process Unprecedented One Year After Mubarak Overthrow
AUC historical Khaled Fahmy discusses Egypt's new politics on the anniversary of the January protests that toppled the Mubarak regime
Egyptian Protestors Say the Revolution Never Went Away
(The Guardian)
January 25, 2012


A Year after the Arab Spring
In his op-ed in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy reflects on the Arab Spring discussing its positive developments, the empowerment of average Arab especially youth as well as the disappointing events of 2011. Fahmy closely analyzes the situation in Egypt noting that developing the new constitution is the real challenge that Egyptians will be facing. He proposes four basic principles in which the new constitution should comprise in order for everyone to enjoy the fruits of January 25
The Fruit of Revolution
(The Cairo Review of Global Affairs)
January 24, 2012


Islamists Assume Control of Egypt's Lower House
Political scientist Ezzedine Choukri Fishere discusses the challenges new Parliament conservatives face in representing traditional Islamist political principles in a highly modern world.
Amid Outcry, Conservatives Sworn into Power in Egypt
(Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
January 24, 2012


A Year After Revolution, Timing, Economic and Governance Challenges Persist in Egypt
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, founding dean of AUC's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) and public policy professor (and parliamentarian) Amr Hamzawy reflect on Egypt's challenges and opportunities one year after the Arab Spring protests that toppled the Mubarak regime
Egypt's Unfinished Revolution: What's next?
(CBS News)
January 23, 2012


SCAF Remains Issue, Focus in New Egypt
AUC professor Samer Soliman says that Egyptians remain concerned about the country's military and its role in a new government
Egypt Struggling a Year After Mubarak's Overthrow
(USA Today)
January 23, 2012


Challenges Facing Egypt's First Post-Revolution Parliament Discussed At AUC Roundtable
AUC organized the first of its “Behind the Headlines” series of media roundtable discussions, addressing the complex issues confronting Egypt’s new government. The program, “Egypt’s First Post-Revolution Parliament: Prospects, Challenges and Strategic Alliances,” featured AUC experts Samer Soliman; associate professor of political economy and member of the Egyptian Democratic Social Party, Rabab El Mahdi, assistant professor of political science, and Amr Hamzawy; professor of public policy and administration and member of the Egyptian parliament.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 20, 2012


Artists Challenged to Find Their Voices After Revolution
Bruce Ferguson, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, discusses the impact of revolution on Egyptian artists struggling with their art in the New Egypt.
Can Egypt's Arab Spring Revolution Produce Great Art
(Newsweek)
January 16, 2012


AUC Cooperates, Collaborates to Preserve, Recover Antiquities
President Lisa Anderson and Egyptologist Salima Ikram discuss University efforts to protect historic artifacts threatened by vandals and thieves
Egyptian Scholars Struggle to Protect Country's History Amid New Violence
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
January 15, 2012


Egypt's Islamist Groups Evolve with Egypt's New Political Landscape
Professor Ashraf El-Sherif writes about the political coming-of-age of Egypt's Islamists
Egypt’s New Islamists: Emboldening Reform from Within
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
January 12, 2012


Free Speech as Fundamental Component of Democracy
Khaled Fahmy, chairman of the history department, is interviewed by Oxford University Professor Timothy Garton Ash, part of an Oxford-based project to promote and protect free speech in our modern, global society.
Khaled Fahmy on Free Speech in Egypt
(Free Speech Debate)
January 10, 2012


One Year Later: What Did the U.S. Gain or Lose in the Arab Spring?
History Department Chairman Khaled Fahmy discusses Egypt's relations with the U.S. one year after the Arab Spring uprisings that led to the removal of Hosni Mubarak
Is The Arab Spring Good or Bad For The U.S.?
(NPR Morning Edition)
January 9, 2012


Animal Mummies Included in Smithsonian Exhibit
Egyptologist Salima Ikram describes the ritual of animal mummification in Egypt, a practice once so popular that it may have contributed to the extinction of certain species.
Animals Mummified by the Millions in Ancient Egypt
(Discovery News)
January 6, 2012


Challenges Ahead for Egypt's Military Amidst Calls for Government Transparency and Democracy
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, founding dean of AUC's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, addresses the challenges facing Egypt's military as Egypt's government transition continues
Many Egyptians Fear Military is the New Face of the Old Regime
(PBS NewsHour)
January 2, 2012


Electoral Processes Cap Epic Year of Protest and Change
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Professor Khaled Fahmy, chairman of the history department, discuss electoral processes and outcomes in Egypt.
Egypt, Tunisia Try To Turn Elections into Democracy
(NPR Morning Edition)
January 2, 2012


Americans Flock to New Mummy Exhibit Curated by AUC Egyptologist
Renowned Egyptologist Salima Ikram explains the fascination with ancient life that is bringing thousands to the “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt” exhibit she helped curate at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC
High Tech Advances Reveal Mummy Secrets
(Voice of America)
December 27, 2011


Stakes Remain High One Year After the Arab Spring
With the one-year anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring at hand, history department chairman Khaled Fahmy explains what is at stake for Egypt's military as clashes with civilians continue.
Revolutions in Progress
(The Montreal Gazette)
December 18, 2011


Egypt's Islamists Call Attention to Pitfalls of Western Democracy
Professor Said Sadek comments on Islamist parties' warnings that implementing western-style democracy in Egypt will imperil the nation's traditional religious and cultural values
Egypt's Islamists Raise Alarm Over Western Freedoms
(Voice of America)
December 14, 2011


AUC President Joins Global Educators to Discuss Needs, Innovations for 21st Century Higher Ed
Lisa Anderson joins leaders from the world's leading colleges and universities to examine landscape for higher education in a fast-changing world
At Forum on the Future, Leaders Dissect What Ails Higher Education Today
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
December 12, 2011


Egyptian Politics In Play Beyond Tahrir Square
Zeinab Abul-Magd, assistant professor of history, discusses the emerging political relevance of Assiut.
The Battle for Upper Egypt
(Foreign Policy)
December 12, 2011


Islamist Parliament Blocs Have Different Criteria, Vision for Egypt's Transition
AUC History Department Chair explains the political divide between the two Islamist parties that dominated last month's parliamentary elections in Egypt.
Islamist Parties At Odds In Egypt's Ongoing Elections
(NPR, All Things Considered)
December 7, 2011


Did the Revolution Deliver?
Professor Khaled Fahmy, chairman of the AUC history department, discusses round one of Egypt's parliamentary elections and activitsts' reaction to the heavy show of support for Islamist parties. (Beginning at the 32:25 mark)
The World Tonight
(BBC Radio 4)
December 2, 2011


AUC Lends Expertise to Mummy Exhibit at Smithsonian Museum
Egyptologist Salima Ikram explains the relevance of animal mummies in ancient culture as the Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt exhibit opens at the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC
Egyptian Mummification Rituals Uncovered at Natural History
(Smithsonian.com)
November 29, 2011


Perceptions of Divide Between Revolutionaries and other Egyptians Linger as Elections Begin
GAPP Dean Nabil Fahmy, AUC's Ambassador-in-Residence, and Professor Mona Makram Ebeid, a former member of Parliament, discuss public opinion and concerns as Egyptian's elections get underway.
Divide Deepens Between Tahrir Square and Egypt
(Salon.com)
November 28, 2011


Dictator’s Death Generates New Struggles, Challenges for Libyan People
President Lisa Anderson discusses the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Qadaffi and implications for the country going forward
Qaddafi’s Death Places Focus on Arab Spring’s ‘Hard Road’
(The New York Times)
October 20, 2011


Libyan Dictator Leaves Troubling Leadership Legacy
Lisa Anderson joins a panel of MENA experts discussing the death of Muammar Qadaffi.
Analysis on Libya after Gaddafi
(Charlie Rose)
October 20, 2011


The Vampire of Libya
Lisa Anderson talks to ABC’s Christiane Amanpour about the death of Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi
Gadhafi Gone: A Dictator’s Brutal Legacy
(ABC News)
October 20, 2011


AUC Dean Sees Proactive Potential for Business Schools
Sherif Kamel, dean of AUC’s School of Business, explains that business schools have a choice in today’s highly competitive global market: react to change in the external environment, or prompt the changes that need to take place to enhance social, political and environmental arenas worldwide.
Egypt: Business Schools Need to Be Agents of Change
(University World News)
October 9, 2011


Archived History Can Help Libya’s New Chapter
AUC President Lisa Anderson, an expert on Libya, discusses how Libya’s past can help shape its future.
Libya’s Challenge: Not Rebuilding, but Creating a Nation
(Channel 4 News)
October 9, 2011


The New Egypt has no Shortage of Political Commentators and Media Options
Egypt’s media is experiencing unprecedented power and popularity among those seeking face-time and political influence among the country’s electorate. Journalism professor Naila Hamdy comments on the number of new media outlets seeking to provide a venue for Egypt’s ongoing political dialogue. (Financial Times requires free registration to view this article)
Egypt’s Battle for Power is on the Media Front
(Financial Times)
September 6, 2011


Egyptians Calling for Foreign Policy Changes
Liberated from the Mubarak-era policies that precluded free speech, Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere discusses the emergence of Egyptians publicly asserting their opinions on relations with Israel and other matters of foreign policy.
In New Egypt, Foreign Policy Not Just for Diplomats
(The New York Times)
September 2, 2011


The Mubarak Trial: Impact on Egypt and Abroad
History Department Chair Khaled Fahmy discusses the impact and implications of watching former president Hosni Mubarak answer to charges for crimes against the Egyptian people. The segment begins at 12:08
The World Tonight
(BBC Radio 4)
August 3, 2011


Egypt’s Flag Carries New Message, New Meaning for AUC Historian
Khaled Fahmy reconsiders the Egyptian flag and what it symbolizes in a post-January 25th Egypt
The New Egyptian Flag
(PRI’s The World)
August 1, 2011


Mubarak Trial Set
Political science professor Rabab El Mahdi explains the significance of bringing former president Hosni Mubarak to trial in Egypt
Mubarak Facing Death Penalty in Egypt Trial
(CBS Evening News)
July 31, 2011


Changing Times Alter Perspectives on Traditional Egyptian Rite
AUC Anthropologist Hania Sholkamy discusses the Sebou ritual for Egyptian newborns
At 7 Days, Egyptian Babies Mark First Rite Of Passage
(NPR)
July 29, 2011


AUC’s University on the Square at the Fore of Digital Preservation Movement in Egypt
Bruce Ferguson, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, discusses AUC’s contribution to the digital preservation of epic revolutionary events and artifacts
Egypt Proving To Be A Leader In Digitally Preserving Culture
(Investor’s Business Daily)
July 29, 2011


The President’s View: The Arab Spring
President Lisa Anderson discusses the series of protests and regime challenges across Egypt and the Middle East at a full-house event at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco
Assessing the Arab Spring: A Cairo Perspective
(The World Affairs Council of Northern California)
July 28, 2011


Upcoming Trial of Deposed President Mubarak Stokes Passion and Debate Across Egypt
As the former leader’s trial approaches, Professor Tarek Selim discusses reasons why Mubarak was increasingly disconnected from the people of Egypt
Upcoming Mubarak Trial a Prism for Egypt's Contending Passions
(Los Angeles Times)
July 27, 2011


Egypt in Transition
AUC President and political scientist Lisa Anderson discusses the process of revolution and reinvention in Egypt.
Egypt Update
(KQED Forum)
July 21, 2011


Muslim Brotherhood and Foreign Investment
Professor Samer Soliman discusses the economic influence of the Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt’s Brotherhood Tries to Reassure Investors With Pro-Business Stance
(Bloomberg)
July 8, 2011


Nabil Fahmy Recommends Against Further Military Intervention in the Region
In his speech to the Royal Institute of International Relations in London, former ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, warned against further western military intervention in the region.
Noted Egyptian Diplomat Nabil Fahmy Warns Against New Western Military Adventures in Middle East
(Al Arabiya)
June 23, 2011


Saudi Backing May Not Be Enough to Restore Saleh’s Power in Yemen
Sheila Carapico, chair of AUC’s Political Science Department, comments on the political fate of injured Yemen President Saleh
Analysis: Yemen Crisis Puts Saudi in Powerbroker's Bind
(Reuters)
June 23, 2011


AUC Mourns the Tragic Death of Dr. Stephen Everhart
Dr. Stephen Everhart, associate professor of finance and associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration at the School of Business, was killed yesterday morning in Baghdad when a bomb exploded near his car as he was returning to the US Embassy compound from meetings at a Baghdad university. He was on a short-term consultancy to USAID devoted to developing entrepreneurship education in Iraqi university schools of business and commerce.
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June 23, 2011


Coalitions and Alliances Change the Political Landscape as Egyptian Elections Near
AUC political economist Samer Soliman discusses the political impact and influence of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt gears up for parliamentary elections in September
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Eying Election, Joins Secular Coalition
(The Atlantic)
June 17, 2011


Egypt’s Post-Jan 25 Economy Stalls, Egyptians Remain Hopeful
AUC President Lisa Anderson comments on the economic impact of the Egyptian revolution
After Revolution. Egypt Pins Hope on Election
(NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams)
June 15, 2011


GAPP Dean on Political Gamesmanship as Egypt Elections Draw Near
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, comments on the new alliance linking the Muslim Brotherhood to one of Egypt’s oldest liberal parties
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Forms Coalition with Liberal Party
(The Washington Post)
June 13, 2011


AUC President Discusses the Influence and Motivation of Libyan Women Who Support the Qaddafi Regime
Lisa Anderson, an expert on Libyan politics and government, explains the emergence of women as a rallying force behind Qaddafi
Gaddafi's Biggest Fans Include Taboo-Breaking Libyan Women
(Associated Press)
June 8, 2011


History Chair Documents the Egyptian Revolution
AUC History Department Chair Khaled Fahmy, recently appointed to lead the Egyptian National Library and Archives committee documenting the revolution, explains the imperative of the project to record and preserve artifacts and testimonies of the Egyptian uprising.
We Will Document Egypt's Revolution, Not Dictate the Story: AUC Professor
(Al Ahram Online)
May 30, 2011


U.S. President’s Middle East Speech, Strategies Hit a Chord with Some in the Region
U.S. President’s Middle East Speech, Strategies Hit a Chord with Some in the Region
Reaction in Arab Capitals Is Muted and Mixed
(The New York Times)
May 29, 2011


AUC President Discusses Egyptian Reaction to U.S. Proposal for Palestine
Lisa Anderson and a panel experts discuss President Obama’s call for a new Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders
President Obama, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring
(The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)
May 29, 2011


Obama’s Address Doesn’t Resonate with All Arabs
Historian Khaled Fahmy explains why some Arabs are skeptical about the U.S. efforts to support the Middle East through political transitions.
Obama Speech Greeted with Wariness, Apathy in Mideast
(The Washington Post)
May 28, 2011


President Anderson Formally Installed And Honored At Chairman's Dinner
Lisa Anderson was honored and formally installed as the President of The American University in Cairo by the Board of Trustees at the Chairman’s Dinner held last week in Cairo.
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(AUC News and Events)
May 23, 2011


Political Science Professor Calls for a New Left
Professor Mostafa Al Sayyid writes in his op-ed about the left that he hopes to see in the Egyptian political scene. He believes that leftists should have an effective presence on the stage of politics, society and thought and publish values ​​of brotherhood, justice and enlightenment.
A New Left is Needed in Egypt
(Al Shorouk)
May 16, 2011


Marine Biologist Hunts Egypt’s Ancient and Elusive Lake Monster
Professor Justin Grubich searches Lake Nasser for a gigantic, prized fish revered by pharaohs and modern-day anglers alike.
Hooked: Lake Monsters
(National Geographic Channel)
May 8, 2011


MacLeod on Egypt's Foreign Policy after the Revolution
Professor Scott MacLeod, editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, notes that Egypt will lead the Arab World once again and its new foreign policy will change international relations in the Middle East.
Egyptian Foreign Policy Shifts to Reflect Popular Opinion
(France 24 )
April 30, 2011


Dean Fahmy Comments on Egypt-Israeli Relations
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the Shool of Global Affairs and Public Policy, argues that closing the borders between Egypt and Gaza "did not make sense."
In Shift, Egypt Warms to Iran and Hamas, Israel’s Foes
(The New York Times )
April 28, 2011


Political Science Professor on the Transition to Democracy
Manar Al Shorbagy, political science professor, writes an op-ed on the international interference in the transitional phase in Egypt after the revolution. She believes that the West is trying to support democracy only for its favor.
A Made in Egypt Democracy Needed
(Al Masry Al Youm)
April 27, 2011


Ibrahim Awad on Political Corruption
AUC Professor Ibrahim Awad writes an op-ed calling for trials against former officials for political corruption, to show the people that the problem was in the abuse of power not the power itself.
Trial and Accountability to Detect Political Corruption Mechanisms
(Al Shorouk)
April 27, 2011


Dean Fahmy on Arab Political Situation
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, believes that the U.S. is not aware of the nature of the Arab World.
What Happens When the Arab Spring Turns to Summer?
(Foreign Policy)
April 22, 2011


Nabil Fahmy Addresses Packed Hall at Monterey Institute of International Studies
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, was the guest of Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, where he spoke about the wave of change sweeping across the Middle East.
Lecture by Former Egyptian Ambassador Draws Big Crowd
(Monterey Institute of International Studies)
April 22, 2011


Samir Makary on Egypt's Economic Challenges
Economics Professor Samir Makary believes that Egypt's economy has the potential to grow in the coming period as it did during the global economic crisis.
Egypt Economy to Surpass Saudi Arabia by 2050, HSBC Predicts
(The Daily News Egypt)
April 21, 2011


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy Discusses Egypt's Foreign Relations in Post Mubarak Era in Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Nabil Fahmy, the former Egyptian ambassador to the United States, tells in an interview in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs that a post-Mubarak Egypt will take a more assertive posture in international relations, challenging double standards in American Middle East policy and Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories.
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(AUC News and Events)
April 20, 2011


Egyptology Professor on the Value of the Egyptian Museum
Fayza Haikal, professor of Egyptology, commented on the fact that the people saved the Egyptian Museum during the hard days of the revolution, which, she believes, indicates the importance of the Museum to the Egyptians.
Egypt's Museums: From Egyptian Museum to 'Torture Chamber'
(Al Masry Al Youm )
April 20, 2011


AUC Professor Comments on Egypt's New Foreign Policy
Political Science Professor Ashraf El Sherif was notes that Egypt's foreign policy during Mubarak's era that was aligned with Israel and the U.S. should change now after the revolution.
New Egyptian Foreign Policy Challenges Regional Alliances
(Al Masry Al Youm)
April 20, 2011


El Sayyid Criticizes the Military Council
Professor Mustapha Kamel El Sayyid denounces the army's delay in prosecuting Mubarak and his men from the old regime noting that they don't understand the people's demands.
Hero of Egypt’s Revolution, Military Now Faces Critics
(The News York Times)
April 14, 2011


Nabil Fahmy Discusses Egypt's Revolution
GAPP Dean Nabil Fahmy points out in his interview with PBS that the Egyptian revolution is still in progress.
In Egypt, Revolution Still 'in Progress' as Protesters Return to Tahrir
(PBS Newshour)
April 14, 2011


AUC Professor Comments on the Mubaraks' Prosecution
Mustapha Kamel al-Sayyid, political science professor, believes that putting Mubarak and his sons to trial is a response to the protests that had been taking place after Mubarak's stepping down.
Mubarak and Sons' Detention a Victory for Egypt's Opposition
(The Christian Science Monitor)
April 13, 2011


Al Mahdi on Mubarak's Prosecution
Professor Rabab Al Mahdi was quoted on the people's pressure on the military council noting that the army can hardly ignore this tremendous pressure.
Pressure Mounts for Mubarak Trial
(AFP )
April 11, 2011


Scott Macleod on Reaching the Revolution's Target
Professor Scott Macleod talks about Egypt's revolution and the launch of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, GAPP's new foreign affairs journal.
Will Egypt's Secular Revolution Be Making Way for a Religious Democracy?
(Southern California Public Radio)
April 7, 2011


Nabil Fahmy Worried about Egypt's Future
Nabil Fahmy, dean of the Golbal Affairs and Public Policy school, was mentioned in a Time story on Egypt's path to democracy. The writer noted that Fahmy was worried about the transitional phase Egypt is going through.
After Mubarak, Egypt Wonders What Comes Next
(TIME)
April 7, 2011


Ibrahim Awad on the Transitional Period in Egypt
Professor Ibrahim Awad analyzes the new political parties' law and compares it to the constitutional decree issued later. He criticizes the fact that there was no national dialogue regarding both.
The Return of Democratization Period to the Correct Revolutionary Path
(Al Shorouk )
April 6, 2011


Mona Makram Ebeid on Political and Social Life in Egypt
Professor Mona Makram Ebeid was interviewed on different vital issues discussing the political scene and social life in light of the current situation in Egypt.
An Afternoon with Mona Makram Ebeid
(Community Times)
April 4, 2011


President Anderson on Revolution in the Middle East
Lisa Anderson addresses The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on the state of the Middle East in the wake of popular uprisings and government ousters across the region
The Arab Uprisings: The View from Cairo
(The Carnegie Council)
April 3, 2011


AUC Professor Discusses the Political Issues Surrounding the Cooperative Framework Agreement for the Nile
Richard Tutwiler, director of the Desert Development Center, explains the politics of the Nile, the eleven year discussion over water rights for Nile basin countries, and the new emphasis on equitable distribution of the waters
Nile Debate Emphasizes Conservation, Water Sharing
(Voice of America)
April 2, 2011


Arab Uprisings: View from the University on Tahrir Square
AUC President Lisa Anderson addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, discussing the events, historical context and global implications of continued political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Arab Uprisings
(The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
March 30, 2011


AUC History Chair Leads Egyptian National Library And Archives Committee Documentin​g Revolution
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the Department of History at AUC has been selected to head the Committee of Documenting the Revolution launched by the Egyptian National Library and Archives.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
March 30, 2011


Khaled Fahmy Worried About Egypt's Democracy Path
History Professor and democracy activist Khaled Fahmy was quoted in The New York Times on the efforts against the revolution.
Democracy Is Messy
(The New York Times )
March 30, 2011


Manar Al Shorbagy Writes on the Constitutional Amendments
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed on the importance of creating national reconciliation as a first step towards a new constitution.
National Reconciliation Before the Constitution
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 30, 2011


National Universities Face Calls for Leadership Change
Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, comments on protests at Cairo University and Ain Shams University by students demanding new administrative leadership.
Egypt's College Campuses Rocked With Unrest
(National Public Radio )
March 30, 2011


Political Science Professor on New Political Parties' Law
Political Science Professor Samer Soliman comments on the new law and views it as "terribly bad". He believes that the committee that wrote the law should've communicated with political activists before issuing it.
Egypt’s New Political Party Law Fails to Please Everyone
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 29, 2011


What Lies Ahead for Yemen
Sheila Carapico, chair of the political science department, makes predictions for Yemen as political turmoil continues to fuel the nation’s popular uprising
Worst and Best Case Scenarios for Yemen
(Foreign Policy)
March 27, 2011


Said Sadek Discusses Syrian Opposition Movement
As the violence escalated in Syria, Said Sadek notes that "The people in Syria need human rights, need peace. They need development. They need an end of the corruption. They need the end of the clannish gang rule that is going on in the country.”
Syrian Demonstrators Blame Government for Violence
(Voice of America)
March 27, 2011


Lisa Anderson Interviewed on AUC's Relation to the Egyptian Revolution
Lisa Anderson spoke in an interview with The Atlantic on AUCians role in the Egyptian revolution and the politicization of the Egyptian society as a whole.
How Egypt's Revolution Looked From the American University in Cairo
(The Atlantic)
March 27, 2011


AUC Professor on Egypt's Leftist Parties
Professor Rabab El Mahdi noted how the Popular Alliance that combines several leftist parties in Egypt can appeal to the different segments of the society
What's Left of Egypt's Left
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 26, 2011


Political Science Chair on Yemen’s State of Emergency
Sheila Carapico, political science professor, commented on the Yemeni situation. She condemns firing at the protestors and believes "it was a very key error."
Yemeni Lawmakers to Vote on Emergency Law as Protests Continue
(San Francisco Chronicle)
March 23, 2011


Samer Soliman Discusses Muslim-Christian Relations
Professor Samer Soliman was quoted in Voice of America on the chances of the Copts after the revolution noting that the discrimination came from the regime not the people.
Egypt's Christians and Muslims Face Unity and Tensions
(Voice of America)
March 23, 2011


Political Science Professor Analyzing the Libyan Situation
Sharif S. Elmusa, professor of political science, writes an op-ed on the situation in Libya in light of the foreign intervention and the Arabs stance.
The Libyan Conundrum
(Al Masry Al Youm)
March 21, 2011


Anderson on the Role of Youth in Arab Revolutions
President Lisa Anderson spoke in the Council on Foreign Relations about the Middle East revolutions and the role of social media and the youth in triggering those revolutions.
Middle East Update
(Council on Foreign Relations)
March 21, 2011


Egyptian Revolution in the Eyes of AUC Faculty
AUC faculty members have observed, analyzed and offered their predictions on the ongoing Egyptian protests that began on January 25, 2011. Their views were reflected in their quotes and opinion pieces published in the international, local and regional media.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 16, 2011


Anderson Discusses Libyan Uprising
Globally recognized for her expertise in Libyan affairs, Lisa Anderson is quoted in several international outlets on the Libyan uprising and its consequences.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 14, 2011


Law Professor on Constitutional Amendments and Referrendum
Gianluca Parolin, professor of Law at AUC, writes an op-ed proposing the what he called "smarter strategy" for the upcoming referrendum on constitutional amendments.
The Ticking Referendum and a “Smarter Strategy”
(Al Masry Al Youm )
March 13, 2011


Salima Ikram on Hawass' Resignation
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram discusses the state of archeology in the wake of Zahi Hawass’s resignation from the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Egypt’s 'Indiana Jones' Calls It Quits
(Voice of America)
March 10, 2011


Manar Al Shorbagy on Constitutional Amendments
Political Science professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed on the parliamentary and presidential elections in light on the new constitutional amendments.
Egypt Immunization of Autocracy
(Al Masry Al Youm)
March 9, 2011


Anderson Interviewed in Al Khaleej
Lisa Anderson was interviewed on her new position as AUC President, her plans, and education in Egypt.
First Lady to be Appointed as AUC President
(Al Khaleej)
March 8, 2011


Hassan Azzazy on Hepatitis C Virus Nanogold
Hassan Azzazy, chemistry professor and associate dean for gradute studies and research, talks about his latest reasearch on the ways to directly detect viral RNA in a blood sample.
Nanoscale Gold to Help Diagnose HCV Infection
(Nature Middle East)
March 4, 2011


Did Culture Soften the Ground for Revolution in Egypt?
HUSS Dean Bruce Ferguson talks to host Kurt Andersen about arts and culture in Egypt, before and after the revolution.
Culture & Egypt’s Path to Revolution
(Studio 360)
March 4, 2011


AUC President Offers Context and Analysis of Political Volatility Sweeping the MENA region
AUC President Lisa Anderson discusses changes sweeping the Middle East and North Africa and what those changes mean for the future.
What will the Middle East Look Like Next?
(MPR News)
March 3, 2011


Naila Hamdy Comments on Prime Minister's TV Appearance with the Opposition
Professor Naila Hamdy commented on the now famous TV show that hosted former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and novelist Alaa Al Aswany which led to Shafiq's stepping down. Hamdy noted that the show was historic as it marks the beginning of a new era in the Arab media.
Egypt PM Routed on Live TV, Sign of Media Upheaval
(CNBC)
March 3, 2011


Aya Maher's Suggestions to Fight Unempolyment
Human Resources expert and AUC Professor Aya Maher writes an article on the unemployment problem in Egypt. She notes that solving the problem requires compromising from the side of the youth through accepting jobs with low wages in order to gain experience and be able to get better opportunities later.
Introducing Work Value for Youth in Order to Solve the Unemployment Problem
(Al Akhbar)
March 2, 2011


Nabil Fahmy Interviewed on the Egyptian Revolution and Middle East
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy talked to CNS about the reasons behind the revolution that caused this sudden change. He went on talking about the Muslim Brotherhood in officially taking part in the political scene. He also noted that the change that took place in Egypt will affect the whole region.
The Egyptian Revolution and the Future of WMD in the Middle East: Q&A with Nabil Fahmy
(CNS)
March 1, 2011


AUC Professor on Sugar Imports
Jennifer Bremer, chair of the Public policy department, commented on the suspension of the required cash cover for sugar imports until the end of this year. She said “Suspending the cover reduces the barriers to import and also reduces the cost of importing, so it is a good move."
Trade Ministry Announces Policies to Ensure Availability of Sugar, Wheat
(The Daily News Egypt)
February 23, 2011


The Changing Middle East
AUC Trustee Bill Quandt and Sheila Carapico, professor and chair of the political science department, talk to the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the American view of changes sweeping the Middle East.
U.S. Should not Fear Mideast Changes, Professor Says
(Richmond Times-Dispatch)
February 22, 2011


Aya Maher on the Minimum Wage
Human Resources expert and AUC Professor Aya Maher notes that the minimum wage should be less than 1200 EGP,which requires a good review of the government institutions first.
200 Thousand Permanent Jobs at the Administrative Body
(Al Akhbar)
February 18, 2011


Is Amr Moussa a Viable Candidate for the Leadership of Egypt?
AUC professors Ezzedine Fishere and Khaled Fahmy weigh in on factors that may or may not stand in the way of Moussa’s candidacy.
Diplomat seen as a Solid Leader, but too Old to be Egypt's President
(Los Angeles Times)
February 17, 2011


Egyptian Migrants Flee to Italy
Agnes Czajka, assistant professor in the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, believes that economic and political instability following the fall of the Mubarak government may prompt a large scale migration.
Experts Fear Fresh Wave of Migration Following Tunisia, Egypt Uprisings
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 16, 2011


Board Member Daniel Kurtzer and Barbara Ibrahim on the Downward Spiral Leading to Mubarak’s Collapse
Daniel Kurtzer, member of AUC’s Board of Trustees and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, and Barbara Ibrahim, founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, on the Mubarak ouster in Newsweek.
The Tragedy of Mubarak
(Newsweek)
February 13, 2011


AUC Professor on the Role of Egyptian Scientists in Rebuilding Egypt
Alaa Ibrahim, visiting assistant professor in the physics department, tells Nature that the potential of the Egyptian scientific community was not fully realized during the Mubarak era. However, in a democratic Egypt, there will be more room for science and technology to contribute to the development and prosperity of the nation.
Egyptian Science Community Celebrates a Free Egypt
(Nature)
February 12, 2011


New Generation, New Media Drive Movement for Change in Egypt
Reem Saad, director of Middle East Studies at AUC, interviewed on All Things Considered, speaks about weeks of protests in Egypt and how new media has launched an unprecedented youth movement that continues to confound authorities.
Many Egyptian Protesters Say they Fear Retaliation: NPR
(NPR)
February 9, 2011


Power of Social Media in Egyptian Protests
Rasha Abdulla, associate professor and chair of the mass communication department, was the main guest on the NPR program To the Point, discussing the role of social media in mobilizing the mass protests that have been taking place over the past weeks.
Protests, from the Pages of Facebook to the Streets
(NPR )
February 8, 2011


Egypt’s Most Significant Artifacts Escape Damage from Vandals in Museum Break-In
Egyptologist Salima Ikram comments on vandalism at Egypt’s national museum during protests in Tahrir Square.
Ancient Treasures Survive Egypt Strife
(Financial Times)
February 8, 2011


Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Player in the Future of Egypt?
While many question its political agenda, AUC history department chair Khaled Fahmy says the Muslim Brotherhood has a legitimate role to play in Egyptian politics moving forward.
Muslim Brotherhood Should Get a Seat at the Table
(CNN Opinion)
February 8, 2011


Scientists Anticipate Benefits of Reform in Egypt
Hassan Azzazy, AUC professor and associate dean, explains what the reform movement could mean for Egypt’s scientific and research communities.
Egypt’s Researchers Hungry for Reform
(Nature)
February 8, 2011


Artifacts Spared due to New Awareness of their Significance to Egypt
Salima Ikram in The Wall Street Journal on how national pride in their heritage may have stopped vandals from desecrating priceless artifacts in the national museum.
Egypt Museum Survives Protests
(The Wall Street Journal )
February 8, 2011


State Media in Egypt Criticized for Bias Toward Mubarak Regime
Naila Hamdy, chair of the department of journalism and mass communication addresses state media coverage of Egypt’s unrest.
State TV's Uncritical Coverage Draws Fire
(The Wall Street Journal)
February 7, 2011


AUC Professor on the Monopolization of Ezz Steel before January 25
Tarek Selim, associate professor of economics, comments on how early allegations against Ahmed Ezz were largely ignored by government authorities as Ezz's control of the market and the governing party increased.
Egypt’s Ire Turns to Confidant of Mubarak’s Son
(The New York Times)
February 6, 2011


Khaled Fahmy on the Egyptian Protests
Khaled Fahmy, chair and professor of the history department, discusses how a new generation of Egyptians is challenging President Mubarak’s assertion that his regime is the only option to ensure the nation’s security and prosperity.
Egyptian President Mubarak Has Never Hesitated to Use Force against Challenge to His Rule
(The Washington Post)
January 29, 2011


Egypt’s Protests “Years in the Making”
Rabab al-Mahdi, visiting assistant professor in the political science department, says a growing momentum that began with the revolt in Tunisia and a large turnout of the Police Day protest in Tahrir Square has lifted a barrier of fear that kept many Egyptians from participating in protests in the country for the past several years.
Egypt Protests a Ticking Time Bomb
(Sunday Times)
January 28, 2011


Historian Comments on Egypt's Current Protests
Khaled Fahmy, professor and chair of the Department of History, talked to BBC Radio 4 on the protests across Egypt. Fahmy believes this is an important and organized movement that he expects will continue to call out the government on the serious issues of the day.
The World Tonight
(BBC Radio 4)
January 26, 2011


Aya Maher on Enhancing the Productivity of Employees
Adjunst Assistant Professor of Human Resources Management Aya Maher writes an article discussing the new amendments to the Civil Service law that will certainly reflect on performance, and thus contribute to the improvement of public services provided to citizens more efficiently.
Cublic Service Law is Essential for Reform
(Al Ahram)
January 26, 2011


AUC Faculty Analyze the Tunisian Revolt
AUC Faculty have offered analysis and predictions on the Tunisian revolt and its effect on the Arab world as a whole.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
January 24, 2011


Hussein Amin Commends Al Jazeera Channels
Mass Communications Professor Hussein Amin commented on Al Jazeera's coverage of the Tunisian revolt as being objective and informative.
For the Arab World, the Revolution Will be Televised, on Al Jazeera
(Los Angeles Times)
January 19, 2011


Aya Batrawy on the Restraint in Judiciary System
Journalism Professor Aya Batrawy comments on the US report that categorized Egypt as a 'not free' country. She said that the judiciary system in Egypt faces oppression by the regime.
Egypt 'Not Free,' Says US Report
(The Daily News Egypt)
January 17, 2011


AUC Professor on the Role of Social Media in the Tunisian Revolution
Professor Firas Al Atraqshi writes on the huge role that social media websites, like facebook, youtube and twitter, have played during the Tunisian revolution, which he believes will change the role of social media in the region.
Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized
(The Huffington Post)
January 14, 2011


Ibrahim ElNur on the Impact of Sudan's Split on Egypt
Political Science Professor Ibrahim ElNur believes that is will be very difficult for the South to build a country from scratch. He also noted that this split would affect Egypt's Nile water quota, as Sudan's quota will be divided between North and South and nothing will be left for Egypt.
South Sudan Split Marks the Beginning of African Splits and Threatens Egypt’s Quota in Nile Water
(Nahdet Masr)
January 12, 2011


Manar Al Shorbagy Addresses Egyptians
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy addresses, in her op-ed, all whom she believes are responsible for the Alexandria bombing and for the existence if religious discrimination in Egypt.
I'm Egyptian
(Al Masry Al Youm)
January 12, 2011


AUC Professor Blames the Government for Terrorist Attacks
Following Alexandria terrorist attack, Professor Abdallah Al Ashaal commented on the incident by blaming the government for the social injustice and economic crisis that led to the occurrence of terrorism.
Why the Ummat's Christians Need an Islamic State
(Grande Strategy)
January 11, 2011


AUC Chair on Mossad Conspiracy Theories
Rasha Abdalla, chair of the mass communications department, was quoted on the media coverage of Mossad conspiracies in the past few months. Abdallah notes that not all the Mossad conspiracy theories are taken equally seriously by the media or the public.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Shark, It’s a Mossad Spy
(All Headline News)
January 11, 2011


Khaled Fahmy Calls for Writing the History of Mubarak's Era
During the symposium "How to Write Egypt's History", Professor Khaled Fahmy noted that the history is incomplete and recent history specifically. He added that there is some ambiguity surrounding some periods, as well as the existence of a conspiracy in the interpretation of how to write history.
Head of History Department at AUC: There Has to be a Historian for Mubarak’s Era
(Al Masry Al Youm)
January 11, 2011


AUC Professor Against Torture
Arab Lotfy, film studies professor, believes that “the system is abusing its power and using the bombing as a pretext to arrest activists and torture them inhumanely.”
Public Figures Sign Petition to Impeach Minister of Interior
(The Daily News Egypt)
January 11, 2011


Rasha Abdallah on Closing the Egyptian Hebrew Broadcast
Mass Communications Chair Rasha Abdallah commented on closing Egypt's Hebrew broadcast and replacing it with an online website. She believes that if a channel fails to address its objective, it should research its flaws and try to overcome them.
Egypt Aborts Hebrew Broadcast
(Al Ahram)
January 10, 2011


AUC Professor Comments on Mubarak's Statement of Egyptian Judiciary System
In response to President Mubarak's speech in the Judicial Supreme Council in celebration of the Judiciary Day, Journalism Professor Aya Batrawy notes that the media is not responsible alone for negatively affecting the image of Egyptian Judiciary.
Mubarak Lauds Egypt's Judiciary System
(The Daily News Egypt)
January 9, 2011


Lisa Anderson, Second Most Powerful American Woman in Egypt
In an interview with AUC's new President Lisa Anderson, she talks about her election for this position, vision for AUC and AUC students. Anderson also notes that Egyptian and American women face the same obstacles and privileges.
Lisa Anderson.. The First Woman to Head AUC: There is No Difference between Egyptian and American Women
(Nisf Al Donia)
January 7, 2011


Justin Martin on the Concept of Pricing in Egypt
Journalism Professor Justin Martin writes on the falsified pricing concept in Egypt based on what the customers look like and compares this pricing scheme to the online shopping.
Dynamic Pricing: Internet Retailers are Treating Us Like Foreign Tourists in Egypt
(The Christian Science Monitor)
January 7, 2011


Interviewing AUC's Prominent Economics Professor
Economics Professor Doha AbdelHamid talked in an interview about the economic situation and challenges in Egypt. She believes that trading in the legal market is very weak and the reluctance of banks to grant credit led to a decline in investments. As well as the price of banking service that is very high compared to most countries of the world.
Central Bank's Determination to Stabilize Interest Rate Will Lead to a Wave of Rising Prices
(Al Dostour)
January 7, 2011


Sudanese Conflict and its Impact on Neighboring Countries
Hamid Ali, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, talks about the north-south divide in Sudan and its impact on Egypt in terms of economic interest, the influx of migrants from Sudan and shared use of the Nile water.
Sudan Referendum has Implications for Egypt, Analyst Says
(Voice of America)
January 6, 2011


Ibrahim Awad on Egypt's 2011 Political Challenges
AUC Professor Ibrahim Awad starts the New Year 2011 by asserting the new political challenges that Egypt has to face. He notes that Egypt's power is focused on the Middle East and Africa regions.
Tests of a Difficult Region
(Al Arabiya)
January 6, 2011


AUC To Launch Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library
The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in partnership with the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures (AUC Library) is launching the Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library (MPDL) in March 2011. The library is an open-access information resource on the various philanthropic practices in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities worldwide.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 6, 2011


Facebook Takes a New Angle After Alexandria Terrorist Attack
Mass Communication Chair Rasha Abdallah comments on the Egyptians' reaction after Alexandria bombing on New Year's Eve. She noted that facebook has witnessed an exceptional movement by Egyptians who supported Copts following the attack, where she said; “People came together in a way I have not seen before."
Egypt's Facebook Users Rally Behind Copts
(Al Ahram)
January 6, 2011


AUC Professor on Water Conservation
Emad Hamdy Imam, professor in the department of construction and architectural engineering, offered suggestions to rationalize water use and good management of water resources and warned of the danger of continuing the current behavior of wasting water.
Easiest Ways to Conserve Water: The Use of Filters in Homes and Wastewater in Irrigation
(Al Shorouk )
January 6, 2011


Palestinian-Israeli Peace Negotiations Dissected
In an op-ed co-written by Ezzedine Fishere, distinguished lecturer at AUC, on the ongoing negotiations for peace between Palestine and Israel, he argues that the notion of defensible borders will not work as a long-term solution and that the Obama administration should pursue peace within a regional security framework.
The Myth of Defensible Borders
(Foreign Affairs)
January 5, 2011


Manar Al Shorbagy Crticizes NDP Secretary of the Organization
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy charges Ahmed Ezz, National Democratic Party Secretary of the Organization, with creating a “fake” victory for the NDP and directing elections with a business-like mentality and that was through criticizing his recent statements regarding the latest parliamentary elections results.
Overwhelming Victory for an Extraordinary Party
(Al Masry Al Youm)
January 5, 2011


Freedom and Education: A Heated Debate
At a debate in Doha discussing the motion “Education is worthless without freedom of speech,” AUC’s Nagla Rizk vigorously defends the worthiness of education, arguing that no matter what restrictions are placed on freedom of speech, education will be a catalyst for change.
On the Worthiness of Education
(Al Masry Al Youm)
January 4, 2011


AUC Hosts Conference on Social Integration of Street Children
Highlighting the role of media, civil society and psychiatry in rescuing street children and integrating them into society, AUC’s Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research, in collaboration with Resala, a non-governmental organization, held a conference inviting civil society organizations, psychiatrists, psychologists, media personnel and public figures who are advocates of children’s rights.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 4, 2011


Said Sadek Warns from Violent Reactions
AUC Professor Said Sadek was quoted following the Alexandria terrorist attack on a Church on New Year's Eve. Sadek warned of revenge attacks following the suicide bombing especially because Alexandria is full of extremists.
Midnight Mass Interrupted
(Illume)
January 3, 2011


AUC Professor Shares her Japanese Experience
Human Resources Management Professor Aya shares her experience at the “World Youth in Japan” program; an initiation that was made by the government of Japan, where more than 700 youth from all over the world were selected to spend 2 and ½ months in Japan.
Lessons Learnt from Japan by Professor Aya Maher
(E-JUST)
January 2, 2011


Firas Al-Atraqchi on Media Changes in the Middle East and North Africa
AUC Professor Firas Al Atraqshi wrote on the galvanizing force of social media in the MENA political arena. He said, "The meteoric rise of Twitter and Facebook as global communications phenomena created a sub-genre of communication theory and viewer/user interactivity which reshaped the way news organizations planned coverage".
Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments
(The Huffington Post)
December 31, 2010


AUC Professor on Internet Power in the Middle East
Journalism Professor Firas Al-Atraqchi writes on the effect of social media on the Arab world after the Tunisian revolt. He believes that the social media will change the face of the MENA region in the coming period.
Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments
(The Huffington Post)
December 31, 2010


Lisa Anderson on AUC, Education and Politics
In a miscellaneous interview, AUC President-elect Lisa Anderson talks about her plans for AUC, scientific research budgets, educational system, and politics inside and outside AUC.
AUC President Lisa Anderson: Egyptian Officials Told Me about Their Dissatisfied With Elections Results
(Al Youm Al Sabae)
December 28, 2010


Journalists in the Forefront
With the rise of new media, governments that traditionally exert strict control on news reporting are finding new means to intimidate and silence investigative journalists. AUC’s Justin Martin discusses tactics used in the Middle East to stifle watchdog journalism.
An Emergent Neo-Journalism: The Decline and Renewal of News Media
(Harvard International Review)
December 27, 2010


More Tragic Road Accidents Hit Egypt
Based on research conducted by AUC’s investigative journalism students, Caravan Adviser Firas Al-Atraqchi writes about the rising number of fatal traffic accidents in Egypt, including several on Road 90, the main access road to many Cairo universities, including AUC.
Egypt's Deadly Roads
(The Huffington Post)
December 26, 2010


Historian’s Perspective on the Rise of WikiLeaks
As the storm of controversy continues over WikiLeaks, Khaled Fahmy, history professor and department chair, looks at the most recent release of secret documents and cables, suggesting that while the leaks are embarrassing to U.S. diplomats in Egypt and the Middle East, the content does not reveal anything new or particularly shocking.
When Historians Read Wikileaks...
(Al Masry Al Youm)
December 26, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's National Democratic Party
Professor Abdullah Al Ashaal believes that the ruling National Democratic Party of Egypt will remain in power whether President Hosni Mubarak or his son Gamal Mubarak win the upcoming presidential elections, as one of them will probably be ruling.
Egypt's NDP Consolidates Domination in Political Landscape
(Xinhua News)
December 26, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on Political Reform and Baradei
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes on ignoring the political accumulation and the refrain from taking clear steps towards solving the vital issues, which leads- in her opinion- to disabling political reform.
ElBaradei Momentum and the Prospects for Change
(Al Masry Al Youm)
December 22, 2010


Samer Soliman on the Parallel People’s Assembly
Some of the former opposition parliamentarians have decided to form a parallel people's assembly in response to the the recent parliamentary electoral results. AUC Professor Samer Soliman believes that the "parallel parliament is only for media consumption and is destined for failure"
Shadow Parliament Doomed to Fail, Expert Says
(Al Masry Al Youm)
December 22, 2010


Nabil Fahmy on Impact of Wikileaks on Global Politics
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, writes an op-ed highlighting the important notes that must be taken into consideration when discussing wikileaks.
Wikileaks: American Tsunami...Israeli Trick?
(Al Mosawer)
December 22, 2010


Arnold Concluding His Presidency of AUC
Before his departure, Al Mosawer newspaper has met with David D. Arnold in an interview concluding his 10 year stay in Egypt as AUC President.
Former AUC President: Egypt Has Changes A Lot...
(Al Mosawer)
December 22, 2010


AUC Researches Violence in Egypt
In an initiative to investigate the reasons of violence in Egypt's slums, AUC's Social Research Center will be conducting research for six months starting January.
Women Security in the Streets... Possible
(Al Ahram)
December 22, 2010


Lisa Anderson Sets her Plans for AUC
In an interview with AUC's President-elect Lisa Anderson, she discussed her priorities as president, academic areas of focus, competition, community service and internal structure.
AUC's New President on Engagement, Competition and Workers' Rights
(Al Masry Al Youm)
December 21, 2010


AUC Professor on Divorce Conditions in Egypt
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on Sheikh 'Ali Goma'a's, Grand Mufti of Egypt, new Islamic legal opinion regarding the pronunciation of the divorce word. He notes that the fatwa doesn't apply as long as divorce depends mainly on the man's intention.
When Divorced Doesn’t Mean Divorced in Egyptian
(The Media Line)
December 20, 2010


Tooma Unveils Profit-Making Strategy for Stock Brokers
In the final Provost’s lecture of the Fall 2010 semester Eskandar Tooma, associate professor of finance and director of the Citadel Capital Financial Services Center described the conclusions of his research undertaken over the past two years.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 19, 2010


Khaled Fahmy Reveals Secrets from Muhamaad Ali's Era
As part of his participation in the third meeting on the first day of the Conference of Archive and Modern State, History Chair Khaled Fahmy discussed the relationship between Muhammad Ali and his son Ibrahim, in which he said that Muhammad Ali feared his son would turn against him.
Professor of History: Muhammad Ali Pasha Feared a Coup by His Son
(Al Youm Al Sabae)
December 19, 2010


Galal Amin Criticizes the Economic and Political Situation
Economics Professor Galal Amin stressed on the necessity of looking at the past and examining what happened well, in order to understand the current crises of society, because that’s the ruler of what is happening now.
Egypt is a "Weak" Country That Doesn’t Respect the Law
(Al Youm Al Sabie)
December 18, 2010


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy not Surprised by Wikileaks
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, speaks in an interview in Al Ahram about the wikileaks relevation. Regarding what the released cables have had to say on Egypt, Fahmy believes that they come with no surprise as similar cables are to be found in the files of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Wikileaks: The Good, the Bad and the Inevitable
(Al Ahram )
December 17, 2010


Anderson on Education in the UAE
Lisa Anderson, AUC provost and president-elect, commends the quality of education in the UAE. She believes that the UAE schools and universities earned the country a distinct level of education.
AUC President Commends the Quality of Education in the UAE
(Al Khaleej)
December 14, 2010


Medhat Haroun Named AUC Provost
Lisa Anderson, provost and president-elect at the American University in Cairo (AUC), has announced that Medhat Haroun will succeed her as the university’s chief academic officer when she assumes the role of AUC president in January 2011. Haroun, a world-renowned expert on earthquake engineering, has been dean of AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) since 2005.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 13, 2010


Nagla Rizk Speaks on the Importance of Education
Economics Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Nagla Rizk stresses on the importance of education even in non-democratic countries. She believes that educated people have many ways of inflicting change in their societies.
Doha Debates Votes for Freedom of Speech
(Gulf Times)
December 12, 2010


Nagla Rizk on Music Piracy in the Middle East
Professor Nagla Rizk was quoted on the rise of music piracy in the Middle East, where she believes that it affects both the producer and the consumer.
In a Study by AUC, Rotana Dominates the Market of Video Clips
(Al Ahram Al Massaie)
December 12, 2010


Lisa Anderson on Opposition Figures at AUC
AUC Provost and President-elect Lisa Anderson said, “We do not link our policies to Washington policies”, stressing that AUC doesn't carry a political agenda or directions.
American University: Hosting of Opponents is not Impinge on the Internal Affairs
(Al Sharq Al Awsat)
December 11, 2010


Justin D. Martin on The World View of Americans
In his op-ed, Professor Justin D. Martin, suggests that liking Americans abroad is not associated with the American leaders. He claims that other countries don't link the American people with any political incidents or wars, in fact Americans have always been treated the same.
Why Americans Are Liked Abroad
(The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
December 10, 2010


Math Matters
Calling math a universal language, AUC professor Justin Martin says reporters who master statistics and macroeconomics consistently generate the most powerful news stories. He argues that reporters who only report what they see are doing their craft – and their audiences – a disservice.
Journalists Need to Do the Math
(Columbia Journalism Review )
December 9, 2010


Courts May Be the Next Battleground for Opposition
AUC’s Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid speculates on the next moves for opposition leaders in the wake of Egypt’s runoff elections. Al Sayyid says that the opposition may pursue legal action, requesting the courts to dissolve the People’s Assembly and to invalidate election outcomes in some districts.
Egypt Runoff Election Tightens Ruling Party's Grip
(The Christian Science Monitor)
December 9, 2010


AUC Professor Speaks at WISE in Doha
Nagla Rizk was quoted on importance of education at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha.
In Qatar, Educators From Around the World Talk About Change
(The Chronicle of Higher Education )
December 8, 2010


Samer Soliman on the Role of Opposition in Egypt
Political Science Professor Samer Soliman believes that the opposition groups in Egypt have no role in shaping the political system as it has always been absent from the political scene.
Embattled Opposition Stands at Crossroads
(Al Masry Al Youm)
December 7, 2010


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on Egypt's Role in the Peace Process
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy writes an op-ed on the Egyptian role in Paletinian-Israeli peace process. In his article, Fahmy urges the importance of maintaining this role in continuation of Egypt's tremendous efforts in bringing peace to the region.
Between the "Non-Negotiations" and "Diplomacy Openness"
(Al Ahram)
December 7, 2010


Said Sadek on the Election Process
Professor Said Sadek notes that he is against international observation of the parliamentary elections. Sadek blames Mubarak government for destroying "human development".
Polls in Egyptian Runoff Close Under Protest
(Voice of America)
December 5, 2010


AUC President-elect in an Interview on Career and Politics
AUC Provost and President-elect Lisa Anderson in an interview on being the first female president in AUC's history. Anderson spoke about the process of appointing a new president as well as her plans.
AUC President: Elections in Authoritarian Regimes do not Lead to Democracy
(Al Shorouk)
December 4, 2010


Professor Al Shorbagy on American-Israeli Relations
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed on the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S., which she believes needed more media coverage in the Middle East for the opposition he faced during his speech.
Israel and American Jews
(Al Masry Al Youm)
November 30, 2010


AUC Journalism Professor Contradicts Reports of Government Crackdown on Election Coverage
Naila Hamdy, professor of journalism speaks to Voice of America about the extent and tone of media coverage of the parliamentary elections. Countering reports of major government interference and harassment of journalists, Hamdy calls coverage “vibrant” and says blogs and newspapers are representing dissident voices in an unprecedented way
Egyptian Educator Downplays Reports of Media Crackdown
(Voice of America)
November 30, 2010


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on Egypt's Foreign Policy
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy writes an op-ed on enhancing Egypt's foreign policy in the future taking into consideration putting all the theories in action.
Planning for the Future of Egypt’s Foreign Policy
(Al Shorouk)
November 27, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on the U.S. Intervention in Egypt's Politics
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed on America's concern of Egypt's political system and enforcement of democracy.
Democracy in Egypt and American Intervention
(Al Masry Al Youm)
November 24, 2010


AUC Professor on Christians Involvement Elections in Egypt
Professor Samer Soliman thinks that churches support President's Mubarak regime during elections and local churches rarely chose a representatives who serves their needs and not necessarily Christian.
Non-Political Groups Set to Influence Egypt's Parliamentary Polls
(Al Masry Al Youm)
November 24, 2010


Habib Ayeb on Egypt's Rice Production Problems
AUC Professor Habib Ayeb was quoted on the government's restrictions of farming rice in order to save water. Ayeb notes that rice is the main course for most of Egyptians which makes it hard to reduce its production.
Rice Output Falls as Egypt Restricts Water Provision
(AFP)
November 22, 2010


Ambassador Fahmy on Mubarak's Accomplishments
In spite of the harsh criticism on Mubarak's regime, Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, notes that Hosni Mubarak has many accomplishments during his 30 years of ruling Egypt especially in press freedom and increasing number of political parties.
Discontent Swells In Hosni Mubarak's Egypt
(NPR)
November 22, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's National Democratic Party and Parliamentary Elections
Professor Abdallah al Ashaal says the ruling National Democratic Party has been using a variety of methods to hold on to power and discourage competition in the parliamentary vote.
Voters Remain Pessimistic as Egyptian Elections Approach
(Voice of America)
November 22, 2010


David Arnold Acclaims Qatar's Educational System
AUC President stated that the educational institutions in Qatar has been able to provide excellent and refined education at the same time.
Diversity of International Universities in Doha Serves Education in the Middle East
(Al Sharq)
November 21, 2010


Naila Hamdy on Satellite Channels and Internet
Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Naila Hamdy speaks in the light of Syrian restrictions on freedom of expression. She believes that the satellite channels and the internet, which most of the people in the region now have access to, challenge the government control media.
Syrian Bloggers Brace for Fresh Blow
(Gulf News)
November 20, 2010


Martin on Tunisian Press
Journalism Professor Justin Martin discusses the lack of reporting on Tunisia’s record on political suppression.
Has Tunisia Mesmerized Journalists?
(Columbia Journalism Review)
November 19, 2010


Salima Ikram on Final Resting Place of Cleopatra
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram was quoted on the discovery of a headless statue of a Greek king in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple.
Headless Egypt King Statue Could Give Clues to Cleopatra's Tomb
(New Kerala)
November 19, 2010


Professor Adel Beshai on Agricultural Production
Adel Beshai, an economics professor at Cairo's American University who specializes in agricultural issues, placed much of the blame on the government for what he described as its laissez faire attitude toward agricultural production.
Amid Soaring Beef Prices,Poor Egyptians Brace for Meat-less Eid
(Al Masry Al Youm)
November 14, 2010


Ibrahim Awad on French Political Instability
AUC Professor Ibrahim Awad wrote an op-ed on what he calls "French Intifada" describing the political disturbance in France which he believes relates to the whole of Europe.
French Uprising an Expression of Europe
(Al Shorouk)
November 12, 2010


Professor Khaled Fahmy Talks about History
Al Ahram interviewed Professor Khaled Fahmy, Chair of the History Department at AUC, where he digs into Egypt's history. Professor Fahmy talked about his career and his vision of Egyptian history.
Egypt's History with Different Taste and Colour
(Al Ahram Gate)
November 12, 2010


AUC Professor on Women's Participation in Parliamentary Elections
Walid Kazziha, professor in the department of political science at AUC, noted the importance of women's representation in the Public Assembly.
Women's Quota Sparks Fierce Competition Ahead of PA Elections
(Daily News Egypt)
November 10, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on US Congressional Elections
Political Science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy commented on the results of the US congressional elections noting that the new power dynamic in Washington bodes poorly for progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
US Polls Bode Poorly for Mid East Peace, Egyptian Experts Say
(Al Masry Al Youm)
November 10, 2010


AUC Provost on Libyan Reform
Lisa Anderson, AUC provost and an expert on Libya, said Saif Al-Islam has so far cleverly managed to maneuver Libya's rugged political landscape
Libyan Press Crackdown Targets Leader’s Reformist Son
(All Headlines)
November 8, 2010


AUC Professor on Opposition Presence in Parliamentary Elections
Political Science Professor Walid Kazziha comments on the Al Baradei's role in keeping some opposition out of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt.
Polls in Eye of a Storm
(Gulf News)
November 5, 2010


Chair of Political Science on Iranian Support for Houthis
Professor Sheila Carapico, chair of the political science department at AUC, was quoted on the Iranian support for the Houthis where she believes that the support "has been more moral and symbolic than material or military."
Regional Players Destabilizing Yemen
(Realite-EU)
November 3, 2010


AUC Egyptologist's Research Featured on PBS
Research by AUC’s Salima Ikram and a team of international Egyptologists is the subject of an American television documentary that will air tomorrow, November 3 on PBS. The Silver Pharaoh explores the discovery of the tomb of Psusennes I, a major archeological event that was overshadowed by World War II. Psusennes I ruled over a divided Egypt for 46 years, amassing a spectacular fortune that was excavated in Tanis in 1939.
TV: Psusennes I, the Silver Pharaoh
(Heritage Key)
November 1, 2010


History Chair on History Studies at Public Schools
During a seminar discussing the history curriculum being taught in public universities in Egypt, Professor Khaled Fahmy, chair of history department at AUC, focused on controversial points found in the introduction of Dr. Qassem Abdou Qassem for the Arabic translation of the book.
Historians Recognize the Misery of History Studies
(Al Youm Al Saba'e)
November 1, 2010


Featurnig Khaled Fahmy After Returning to Egypt
In this article, the writer talks about Khaled Fahmy, chair of history department at AUC. He highlights Fahmy's enthusiasm and hard work in the field of history.
Khaled Fahmy and the Password of Egypt's Modern History
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 31, 2010


Khaled Fahmy Returns to Egypt for AUC
In an interview with Historian Khaled Fahmy, after his return to Egypt being appointed the chair of history department at AUC, he said, "‬ I want to develop a link between the department and the field of historical research in Egypt in general."
Egyptian Historian Khaled Fahmy After his Return to Cairo: Something is Happening in Egypt Now!
(Akhbar Al Youm)
October 30, 2010


Opposing Views on Barack Obama’s Middle East Process
Commenting on President Barack Obama’s efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Abdallah Schleifer, adjunct faculty in the journalism and mass communication department and professor emeritus, asserts that Obama can still influence progress through negotiations. In an opposing viewpoint, Reza Aslan, religious scholar, author and United Nations global expert, believes “we are further than ever from achieving a viable two-state solution to this seemingly intractable conflict.” Aslan will deliver a lecture at AUC on February 1 titled “Is America Becoming Islamophobic?”
The Middle East Peace Process: Opposing Views
(The Huffington Post)
October 29, 2010


AUC Professor on Governmental Prudence before the Parliamentary Elections
Political Science Professor Ashraf El Sherif believes that the government has shut down 12 satellite channels, mostly with religious themes in order to control the salafi movement in Egypt in preparation for the parliamentary elections.
Salafi TV Channels Not Immune from Crackdown on Media
(Al Masry Al Youm )
October 26, 2010


AUC Egyptologist on the Epidemics that Plagued Ancient Egyptians
Research on mummies suggests that incidents of cancer were far more rare for ancient Egyptians than they are in our modern era. However, Salima Ikram points out that even in a cancer-free society, longevity was not assured for most working class people.
Just ask Mummy: Cancer the Least of their Worries
(CNN)
October 26, 2010


Justin D. Martin on Press Freedom in the Region
Journalism Professor Justin D. Martin has commented on the press freedom in the Middle East by saying, "the lack of media freedom was rooted in closed societies."
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7020327377?Press%20Freedoms%20Deteriorating%20in%20Arab%20World
(All Headline News)
October 25, 2010


Political Science Professor Questions Muslim Brotherhoods' Success
Professor Maye Kassem believes that the ruling National Democratic Party would never leave the room for any opposition parties to win more than quarter the seats at the parliamentary elections including the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian Opposition Decides to Take Part in Elections
(World Socialist Web Site)
October 23, 2010


AUC Professor on Mubarak's Run for Re-elections
Political Science Professor Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayed believes that many movements going on in the political scene now indicate Mubarak's run for next year's presidential elections.
Egypt's Mubarak to Seek Sixth Term: Party Official
(AFP)
October 21, 2010


Interviewing AUC President
In an interview with president David D. Arnold, he talks about the goals and objectives during his presidency of AUC.
Pinstriped PowerPoint
(Al Ahram Weekly)
October 21, 2010


Naila Hamdy on Suspending 12 Egyptian Satellite Channels
Mass Communication Professor Naila Hamdy believes that the government crackdown is an implementation of the Arab League Charter which regulates the “controversial” content of satellite channels.
Gov't Suspends 12 More Satellite Channels for Religious, Medical Violations
(Daily News Egypt)
October 20, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on Reducing the Role of the Media
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed commenting on the recent shutdown of orbit satellite channels and the firing the head of one of Egypt's major opposition newspapers. She believes that this might be the first step in reducing the role of free media.
Diminishing the “Margin of Freedom”… What Else?
(Al Masry Al Youm )
October 20, 2010


Samer Soliman on Controlling Egyptian Media
Professor Samer Soliman was quoted on the recent crack-down on private media in Egypt. However, he doesn't believe that these incidents indicate a major change in the government's policies regarding the freedom of media.
Eye on Elections: Pundits Divided Over Future of Private Media after Recent Crackdown
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 19, 2010


AUC Professor on the Importance of Generating Nuclear Power
Professor Tarek Selim stated that Egypt will soon run out of oil and natural gas, which emphasizes the importance of building Egypt's first nuclear power plant.
An Alternative to Hydro
(Watani)
October 17, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's Parliamentary Struggle
AUC Professor Walid Kazziha in Time on the growing rift in opposition politics in Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Kazziha discusses the impact of the Muslim Brotherhood’s decision to field a slate of candidates rather than to observe a proposed boycott of the election process.
Egypt's Opposition Splits on Elections Boycott
(Time)
October 15, 2010


AUC Professor on Sudan's Split
Regarding the issue of splitting Sudan into North and South, AUC Porfessor Ibrahim El Nur thinks the international pressure is really high on that issue, which makes it more likely to take place.
Sudan's Uncertainty Leaves Egypt Struggling to Preserve Interests
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 14, 2010


Coptic Museum Not Only about Christians
Stephen Emmel, coptology professor, explains that the word "coptic" is derived from Greek word "qibt" which refers to the citizens of Egypt in a certain era and doesn't only refer to Christianity.
Egypt's Museums III: The Coptic Museum
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 13, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on New Biases in Egypt
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed condemning the discrimination between Egyptians living in Egypt and those who are living abroad by which the government grants more rights to complain and criticize the government to the current citizens.
The Rights of Egyptians According to their Residence
(Al Masry Al Youm )
October 13, 2010


Said Sadek on Muslim Brotherhood's Participation in Elections
Sociology Professor Said Sadek describes the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming parlimentary elections in November as "a slap in the face to al Baradei".
Egypt's Opposition Muslim Brotherhood to Run in Parliamentary Election
(Voice of America)
October 11, 2010


AUC Professor on Islamic Finance in Egypt
Political Economy Professor Samer Suleiman comment on issuing Egypt's first Islamic debt guidelines by saying that "Egypt has struggled to develop the Islamic debt market because of political and economic reasons."
Egypt to Issue Sukuk Rules in 2011 to Compete With Gulf: Islamic Finance
(Bloomberg)
October 11, 2010


Doha Abdel Hamid on Overusing Cell Phones in Egypt
Economics Professor Doha Abdel Hamid said that the poor in Egypt have exceptional essentials in life by which cell phones are more important than saving, which puts a huge annual budget for cell phone calls in Egypt.
The Poor Overuse Cell Phones
(Nahdet Masr)
October 11, 2010


AUC’s Role in Entrepreneurial Learning
The Financial Times profiles AUC Professor Hassan Azzazy and the entrepreneurial learning model he is spearheading in partnership with the School of Business.
Innovative Path for Egypt’s Entrepreneurs
(Financial Times)
October 10, 2010


AUC Professor on the Parliamentary Struggle
In the light of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt, Political Science Professor Maye Kassem believes that the ruling National Democratic Party won't give the chance to the opposition to gain real power in the people's assembly.
In Blow to Al-Baradei, Brotherhood to Run Candidate List
(The Media Line)
October 10, 2010


Aya Maher on the Egyptian Behavior at Work
Aya Maher, Human Resources Management professor believes that the Egyptian and Arab reality is characterized by mismanagement and lack of team spirit and the absence of self-regulation system.
HR Professor: Egyptians Suffer from Pessimism
(Middle East Online)
October 10, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
The Muslim Brotherhood has dissolved its unofficial alliance with Mohammed El Baradei by announcing it will run a field of candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections. According to AUC Professor Said Sadek, the split is not entirely unexpected given their respective political ideologies and agendas.
Egypt's Opposition Muslim Brotherhood to Run in Parliamentary Election
(Voice of America)
October 9, 2010


Professor Manar El-Shorbagi Speculates on What Comes Next in the Peace Process
Professor Manar El-Shorbagi argues that President Mubarak’s attempts to renew talks between the Palestinians and Israelis are driven by American domestic policies and not necessarily an American strategy to keep Mubarak in the presidency even after his term ends in the coming weeks. “It is very clear that good relations with the Obama administration is a top priority for the Egyptian government," she said, adding, whether it is Mubarak himself who will run, or his son Gamal, "these are alternatives that carry no threat to US interests."
Mubarak's Next Move
(Al Ahram Weekly)
October 7, 2010


Professor Said Sadek on Iraq’s Political System
As Iraq moves forward to establish a new government, the world is watching the way sectarian and ethnic issues will be addressed. AUC Professor Said Sadek says that how Iraq moves forward is of keen interest to the United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia and S
Iraq's Political Deadlock May be Nearing End
(Voice of America)
October 7, 2010


Chair of Sociology on Sexual Harassment in Egypt
Professor Helen Rizzo, chair of sociology, believes that the campaign the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) has positive effects on the issue of sexual harassment as it raised public awareness and governmental concern.
On Sexual Harassment in Egypt
(Bikya Masr)
October 7, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on the U.S. Role in Egypt's Political Life
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed on the role of the U.S. in the political transition that Egypt is about to face.
Will the U.S. Support the Changes in Egypt?
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 6, 2010


The 1973 War Examined by Professor Firas Al-Atraqchi
On the anniversary of the October 6, 1973 victory, Associate Professor of Practice Firas Al-Atraqchi provides an analysis on the sequence of events that took place at that time, relating them to Arab unity and the current politics of the Middle East. He noted: “The destiny of the Middle East is today determined by three spheres of influence: Iran, Israel, and Turkey."
What did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War with Israel?
(Daily News Egypt)
October 6, 2010


AUC Professor on the Consequences Following 1973 War
Professor Firas Al Atraqshi wrote an op-ed on the negative results of 1973 war that are still affecting the Middle East till today.
What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War with Israel?
(Daily News Egypt)
October 6, 2010


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on a Nuclear-Free Middle East
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, discusses the nuclear landscape in the Middle East and prospects for a nuclear free region in this interview with Voice of America in Washington, DC.
Could Middle East be Free of Nuclear Weapons?
(Voice of America )
October 5, 2010


AUC Professors Say their Opinion
Madiha Al Safty, professor of sociology and Mona Zaki, professor of public relations were quoted on the political engagement of women in Egypt in the light of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
How Do Female Candidates Win the Votes of Men?
(Al Ahram)
October 4, 2010


Marriage Crisis Debate Arouses in the Egyptian Society
Professor Hanan Kholoussy talks to The Associated Press on the marriage crisis in Egypt arguing that debates on such issues rise during times of crisis. "This is a way to critique Egyptian society and the growing materialism — especially Egyptian women and their families for their financial demands in marriage," she said.
In a TV Comedy, Egyptian Women Gain a Voice
(The Associated Press)
October 4, 2010


Galal Amin Writes on the Religious Discrimination
Professor Galal Amin writes an op-ed on the rising tensions between Muslims and Christians in Egypt over the past decades, which he says has never existed in the last century.
The Stories of Wafaa, Camilia and George's Mother
(Al Shorouk)
October 1, 2010


AUC Professors Jennifer Bremer and Rick Tutwiler Featured on CNN
CNN's Future Cities series takes a look at New Cairo and AUC's role in the implementation of solutions and strategies to help Cairo optimizes resources as the city expands into the desert.
Cairo's Ever-Growing Satellite Cities
(CNN)
September 29, 2010


AUC Professor on Attacking Iran's Nuclear Software
Professor Said Sadek believes that the worm that attacked Iran's nuclear power plant software is " an attempt to send a strong message to Iran and its nuclear program by informing the Iranian authorities that their program is not immune and that someone can enter and penetrate and destroy and sabotage the whole process."
Iran: Computer Malware Attacked, Failed to Harm Nuclear Plant
(Voice of America)
September 26, 2010


Khaled Fahmy on the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Khaled Fahmy, professor of Middle Eastern history, believes that if the Muslim Brotherhood decided to boycott the parliamentary elections, they will lose influence on the next presidential elections in Egypt.
Brotherhood Looks to Rule Cairo, But Not Now
(Newsweek)
September 25, 2010


AUC Professor on Gamal Mubarak's Succession Issue
Political Science Professor Mustafa Al Sayyed commented on Gamal Mubarak's presidential campaign as "runs against the public mood", which he believes faces major discontent.
Egypt President's Son Campaign Hints at Rifts
(Reuters Africa)
September 23, 2010


Richard Hoath Featured in Egypt Today
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary for his column "Nature Notes" in Egypt Today, the magazine features Richard Hoath, professor and supervisor of core curriculum at AUC, in their September issue.
Richard Hoath
(Egypt Today)
September 21, 2010


AUC Researcher on Pharaonic Solutions for Climate Change
Researcher Shawkat Yehia believes that it's crucial to research the ancient Egyptians solutions for environmental problems and climate change in order to save the world.
Experts Search Egypt's Pharaonic Past for Climate Change Fix
(Middle East Online)
September 21, 2010


Political Science Professor on ElBaradei's Boycott Movement
Walid Kazziha, political science professor, comments on ElBaradei's movement to boycott the parliamentary elections 2010. He believes that ElBaradei will not be able to maintain a complete boycott.
Egypt's Reformers Find Little to Unite them
(Global Post)
September 21, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on Heikal's Recent Claims
Political Science Professor Walid Kazziha commented on Heikal's accusations to Sadat for poisoning Gamal Abdel Nasser. Kazziha described Heikal's claims as a "daring move" that have no proof.
Heikal Claims Nasser Was Poisoned by His Successor
(Daily News Egypt)
September 20, 2010


AUC Professor on Gamal Abdel Nasser's Era
Professor Walid Kazziha discusses, in the article four, the four most important elements in Nasser's policies from his point of view.
Nasser: Four Decades on, the Power and the Pain
(The National)
September 18, 2010


Everything Going Digital
Journalism Professor Justin Martin writes about e-readers, calling them “money-saving devices” that will soon replace the printed book as the dominant form of literary distribution.
Book It
(Columbia Journalism Review)
September 17, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on Egyptian's Political Involvement
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy writes an op-ed criticizing the National Democratic Party for claiming that the citizens have no political awareness. She relates the economic dissatisfaction of Egyptians with the deteriorating political conditions.
The Story of Democracy Demand
(Al MAsry Al Youm)
September 15, 2010


AUC Professor on the Future of the Mubaraks in Ruling Egypt
Professor Mustafa Al Sayyid spoke about his vision of the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and the succession.
In Egypt, Some See First Salvo in Mubarak Succession Plan
(The Christian Science Monitor)
September 14, 2010


Salima Ikram Exploring Kharga Oasis
Salima Ikram provides an overview of the new discoveries made by AUC’s archaeological project the North Kharga Oasis Survey, which investigated the evident of archaeological remains in the northern area of the Kharga Oasis.
Kharga Oasis Reveals the Secrets of Life
(October Magazine)
September 12, 2010


AUC Professor on Social Networking Sites Used for Political Purposes
Political Science Professor Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayyed discusses how the Internet as an emerging tool in Egyptian politics helps opposition groups to communicate with one another and coordinate activities.
Egyptian Politics Descends into Smear Campaigns
(BBC News)
September 10, 2010


Al Ahram Weekly Interviews Ambassador Nabil Fahmy
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy was interviewed on his views and expectations of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Washington between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel under supervision of US President Barack Obama and with the presence of President Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah of Jordan.
Rough Start for Peace
(Al Ahram Weekly)
September 8, 2010


Hassan Azzazy on Nanotechnology Research in Egypt
Hassan Azzazy, professor and chairman of the chemistry department at AUC comments on the small percentage research and development depicts in Egypt, which makes Egypt "falling behind" in the field of nanotechnology.
Egypt Seeks to Bridge the Nanotechnology Divide
(Daily News Egypt)
September 8, 2010


AUC Lecturer Comments on Al Gama’a Ramadan Series
In an article discussing the popularity of the television series Al Gama'a (The Group), Ashraf Sherif argues that the series has turned the Muslim Brotherhood from “a dinosaur into a living political phenomenon” in every home, every street and every cafe in Egypt.
Can Controversial Television Series Work in Favor of Muslim Brotherhood?
(Los Angeles Times)
September 8, 2010


From the Eye of a Journalist
Journalism Professor Justin Martin comments on the media coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Mideast summit chastising journalists for their subjectivity and premature predictions.
Sourpusses and the Summit
(Columbia Journalism Review )
September 7, 2010


AUC Professor quoted on New Electricity Resources
Economics Professor Tarek Selim commented on the government's plan of introducing six new electricity generators powered by gas. He noted that gas is going to be a very good alternative for providing electricity in Egypt.
Egypt to Invite Bids for 1,000 MW Electricity Generators
(Daily News Egypt)
September 6, 2010


Said Sadek on the High Rates of Suicides in Egypt
Sociology Professor Said Sadek commented on the recent statistics of suicides in Egypt in 2009. He believes that the high rates of suicides are caused by the socio-economic instability in the country; however, he noted that the actual rates must be higher than the announced.
104,000 Attempted to Commit Suicide in 2009; over 5,000 Died
(Daily News Egypt)
September 6, 2010


AUC Professor on Unifying the Call for Prayer
Sociology Professor Said Sadek commented on the fears of some Muslims from the governement control over mosques and Friday speeches. He believes that the it would cause a lot of problems if the government takes unifying the calls for prayer as the first step in controlling the mosques of Egypt.
Government Looks to Muffle the Clamor of Cairo's Mosques
(Gobal Post)
September 5, 2010


AUC Professor on the Recent Muslim Brotherhood TV Series
Professor Said El Sherif talks about the opposite effect the "Group" TV series it had on the people. He believes that the show has turned "a dinosaur into a living political phenomenon."
Egypt TV Show Stirs Debate Over Muslim Brotherhood
(Press Democrat)
September 3, 2010


Aya Maher on Importance of Time Management for Women
In an interview with Professor Aya Maher, she said that most of Egyptian women complain from lack of time to fulfill the daily tasks and gave out some tips to help women in managing their time.
Time... A Ghost that Threatens Women's Success
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September 3, 2010


AUC Professor on Egyptian Traditions in Ramadan
Journalism Professor Justin D. Martin writes an op-ed comparing the commercialism during Ramadan with that of Christmas in the Western communities. However, he criticizes the overconsumption of food and lack of productivity at work of Egyptians during the holy month.
Why Ramadan in Egypt Means Overeating and John Travolta on TV
(The Christian Science Monitor)
September 1, 2010


AUC Professor on Incarcerating Muslim Convert
Political scientist Walid Kazziha argued that the Coptic behavior over the alleged convert to Islam was a reaction to the resurgence of Islamism in Egypt over the past 30 years.
Egyptian Pope Accused of Incarcerating Muslim Convert
(All Headline News)
August 31, 2010


AUC Professor on the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
Professor Said Sadek reveals his shock from what he sees as the racism unleashed by discussion over the Islamic Center.
Muslims Wearied, Offended, by Islamic Center Controversy
(Newspapers Today)
August 29, 2010


AUC Professor Quoted on Gamal Mubarak's Presidential Campaign
Political science professor Musatafa Kamel believes that Gamal Mubarak should be supported by some of Egypt's prominent businessmen in a message to elder Mubarak that "the time has come for him to step down and to leave his place for his son."
Gamal Mubarak Opens Stealth Bid to Lead Egypt
(Aol News)
August 29, 2010


Salima Ikram on Returning Egyptian Artifacts Initiative
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram believes that Zahi Hawass' initiative that calls for returning treasured Egyptian artifacts from foreign museum is a very big deal especially that other countries are getting together alongside Egypt.
"The Pharoah" Goes to War
(Al Masry Al Youm)
August 27, 2010


AUC Professor on the Rising Environment Consciousness
Professor Yahia Shawkat writes an op-ed on the increasing consciousness of environment-related issues and the anti-pollution attempts in Egypt's urban areas especially Cairo.
Our Local 'Green' Agenda
(Al Masry Al Youm )
August 27, 2010


AUC Alumna and Professor Reflects on her Experience in Cairo
Professor Samia Mehrez recently published a book Literary Atlas of Cairo inspired by AUC’s move from downtown to New Cairo. The book, published by the AUC Press, is based on an academic paper, “Emerging Urban Metaphors in the Literary Production on Contemporary Cairo.”
The Literary Atlas of Cairo: For all those who Love this City
(arab news)
August 27, 2010


AUC Professor on the Rising Power of Bloggers
With the rise of the social media movement, Professor Said Sadek describes Egyptian bloggers as revolutionaries. "The only tool in their hands is their fingertips. And the keyboard," he said.
Blogging and Tweeting, Egyptians Push for Change
(NPR)
August 26, 2010


Madiha El Safty Acclaims Reconciliation Service
Sociology Professor Madiha El Safty showed great gladness of the new reconciliation service offered by the Office of Dispute Settlement (ODS) to mediate between married couples for free.
Offices to Mediate Marital Disputes Pro Bono, Says Minster
(Daily News Egypt)
August 26, 2010


Said Sadek on the New York Mosque Controversy
AUC Professor Said Sadek revealed his shock from the great opposition of Americans for building the Islamic center near the 9/11 site. He thinks its not logical to blame 1.5 billion Muslims for a terrorist attack beause Al Quaida and its members are not Islam or even representatives of Islam.
Muslims Wearied, Offended, by Islamic Center Controversy
(Voice of America)
August 25, 2010


Manar Al Shorbagy on the Ground Zero Mosque
Political science Professor Manar Al Shorbagy notes in her op-ed on the Ground Zero Mosque controversy that insisting on that location for building the Mosque was wrong and will affect the American Muslims as it put the spotlight on anything related to Islam in a negative way once again.
New York Mosque Once Again
(Al Masry Al Youm)
August 25, 2010


AUC Professor on the Conditions in the Arab World
Political Science Professor Ezzedine Fishere writes an op-ed on the Arab state system which he believes is more resillient than it seems to be.
Crumbling Arab World?
(Daily News Egypt)
August 23, 2010


AUC Professor on the Recent Electricity Cuts in Egypt
Mechanical Engineering Professor Salah El Haggar comments on the recent electricity cuts in Egypt. He believes that the government acted negatively upon the problem and that they should have been prepared for this during the summer.
Ministry of Electricity Failed... Worthily
(Al Messa)
August 20, 2010


Reem Saad on Peaceful Protests in Egypt
Reem Saad, director of Middle East studies center, wrote an op-ed on the evolution of successful peaceful protests in Egypt after the death of khaled Said.
Why Are You Standing Here?
(Al Shorouk )
August 19, 2010


Justin D. Martin Writes on Sexual Harassment in Egypt
Journalism Professor Justin D. Martin writes an op-ed on the sexual harassment in Egypt where he believes that Egyptians are in need of an "ideological shift" in order to stop blaming women for being sexually harassed.
Sexual Harassment in Egypt: Why Men Blame Women
(The Christian Science Monitor)
August 18, 2010


AUC Professors to Translate Gulf Arab Poet Qassim Haddad
The poetry of Qassim Haddad, an influential cultural figure in Bahrain who is also the recipient of the Owais Cultural Foundation Prize for Poetry (frequently referred to as the Arabic-language Nobel Prize), will be translated into English by AUC Professor Ferial Ghazoul and Instructor John Verlenden.
Click here for full media coverage
(AUC News and Events)
August 18, 2010


AUC Professor Writes on a Pro-Palestine American-Israeli Girl
Professor Manar El Shorbagy writes an op-ed on the story of an American-Israeli girl who lost one of her eyes in a pro-Palestine protest.
Story of a Girl
(Al Masry Al Youm )
August 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's Matchmaking Culture
AUC professor and historian Hanan Kholoussy describes the marriage crisis as a lens to examine Egypt’s rapid social change.
In Egypt, Carrie Bradshaw in a Headscarf
(NPR)
August 18, 2010


Aya Maher Presents Suggestions for Ramadan Traffic
AUC Professor Aya Maher writes an op-ed proposing some suggestions to overcome Ramadan's traffic. Her suggestions would motivate the employees to be more productive at work and at the same time reduce streets congestions.
Suggestions to Reduce Street Congestion in Ramadan
(Al Ahram)
August 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt's Wheat Crisis
Economics Professor Monal Abdel Baki notes that focusing on cultivating highly profitable crops is the right choice in the article that discusses seeking wheat alternatives for Egypt.
Egypt’s Wheat Dilemma
(Al Masry Al Youm)
August 18, 2010


Said Sadek on Ramadan's Habits and Complications
Sociology Professor Said Sadek comments on the people's behavior during the holy month of Ramadan. His concerns are the people's hibernation in front of TV and over-eating at iftar.
Electricity Cuts, Food Costs and Politics Complicate Ramadan for Egyptians
(The National)
August 16, 2010


AUC Professor on the Cons of Rising Prices
Professor Jennifer Bremer, chair of the public policy and administration department at AUC, believes that controlling prices would result in the emerge of an un-controllable black market.
Prices Rising Daily but Remain within Limits, Says Government Report
(Daily News Egypt)
August 15, 2010


AUC Professor Writes an Op-ed on the Causes of Wars
In his op-ed, Hamid Aly, assistant professor of public policy, calls for "a move beyond the arms race to the knowledge and technological race and innovations for the common good and peace shall prevail."
Causes of War and How to Preserve Human Dignity
(Daily News Egypt)
August 15, 2010


AUC Professor on Reviewing Cement Export Ban
Tarek Selim, professor of economics, said that the usual justification for an export ban is an excess in supply, or when market price is above equilibrium. He believes that the positive thing about the ban is that it’s a temporary regulation.
Egypt to Review Cement Export Ban in October
(Daily News Egypt)
August 13, 2010


AUC Professor on the Integration of Egyptian TV and the Internet
Professor Mervat Abou Auf believes that the young generations in Egypt are rapidly growing accustomed to technology and the internet, which has a strong impact on Egyptian media and should be taken into consideration with regards to the media’s future online sector.
Egyptian Television, 50 Years On
(Daily News Egypt)
August 12, 2010


Jennifer Bremer on the Increased Revenue of Suez Canal
Jennifer Bremer, chair of the public policy and administration department at AUC, said that traditional sources of revenue such as the Suez Canal, have recovered considerably, helping the government avoid further borrowing and control the increase in government debt.
Suez Canal Revenue Reaches $406 Mln in July
(Daily News Egypt)
August 11, 2010


Justin Martin on Living in Cairo
Journalism Professor Justin Martin writes an op-ed on the reasons behind choosing to live in Cairo. He mentions all the drawbacks and "unfair challenges" that face the people in this country; however, he goes on describing the warmth and kindness of Egyptians.
So Many Reasons Why I Choose to Live in Cairo
(Khaleej Times)
August 10, 2010


Anthropology Professor on Understanding the Veil in the Arab World
Hanan Sabea, professor of Anthropology at AUC, believes that there is a controversy over the veil and what it means. "It’s an incredible moment of unsettled universe; there is a great contestation over it. That’s why there is an investment in all these labels and categories. And it’s still very mushy and uncertain," she said.
What the Head Scarf Means, When Everyone Wears One
(New York Times)
August 10, 2010


Jennifer Bremer on Egypt's Economic Reform
Jennifer Bremer, chair of the public policy and administration department, talked about the successes and shortcomings of the government’s fiscal performance and prospects for the current financial year.
Economists Debate Egypt's Fiscal Performance
(Daily News Egypt)
August 8, 2010


The New York Times Features AUC Study-Abroad Students
Arabic is the new Russian for American study-abroad students. AUC Provost Lisa Anderson reports that since 9/11, the number of American students at AUC has increased from 50 to 75 to approximately 350 per semester.
For American Students, Life Lessons in the Mideast
(The New York Times)
August 6, 2010


AUC Professor on Violent Crimes in Egypt
Sociology Professor Madiha El Safty commented on the increasing number of violent crimes in Egypt. She believes that the reason behind this is "bas economic conditions and surge in poverty rates."
The Growth of Violent Crime
(Al Ahram Weekly)
August 5, 2010


AUC Professor on Placing International Standards on Egyptian Dishes
Assistant Professor of sociology Malak Rouchdy raises a question on "what makes up an Egyptian cuisine?" She wonders why Egyptians haven't developed a cuisine over the years.
Egypt to Patent its Famous Dishes
(Daily News Egypt)
August 4, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on Ground Zero Islamic Center
As debate continues around the construction of an Islamic Center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City, AUC Professor Joseph Hill discusses the “clash of civilizations” and how fear has contributed to inaccurate assumptions about Islam and its doctrine.
"Ground Zero Mosque:" Sensible People Fearing Islam
(Salon)
August 2, 2010


AUC Professor on Ramadan's Impact on the Economy
John Salevurakis, economics professor at AUC, examined whether the increase in demand would have a positive effect on the economy.
Government Braces for Ramadan, a Month of Consumption and Inflation
(Zawya)
August 1, 2010


AUC Provost on Egypt's Potential for Change
Lisa Anderson writes an op-ed challenging media that infer Egyptians are resistant to the inevitable changes their country is facing.
Can Egypt Change?: Prospects for Economic Reform
(Foreign Policy)
August 1, 2010


Hussein Amin on the Advancement of Media
Mass Communications Professor Hussein Amin notes that the emerging of new media like facebook and e-radio would constitute a threat to traditional media in the coming period.
Experts Observing the Future of Television
(October Magazine)
August 1, 2010


The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies Releases a New Study
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Migration (MMM), and the Italian Cooperation for Development, has released a new study on remittances and investment opportunities for Egyptian migrants.
Migrants' Remittances: Between Expenditure and Investment
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 31, 2010


AUC Professors Comment on the Nile Basin Feud
Professors Jennifer Bremer and Hamid Ali comment on the challenge to Egypt’s historic rights to the Nile River, discussing how urbanization has increased demand by upstream nations, and whether the lack of alternative water sources should influence Egypt’s traditional claims to the river.
River of Strife
(Business Today)
July 31, 2010


AUC Professor on Red Sea Oil Spills
Magdi Nasrallah, professor and founding chair of petroleum and energy engineering at AUC noted that Egypt should closely monitor drilling companies in an effort to predict and act to avoid future leaks.
Oil Versus Tourism: At Odds on the Red Sea
(Daily News Egypt)
July 25, 2010


AUC Professor Feels Guilty Towards Oppressed Journalists
Professor Justin Martin writes an op-ed on the inconsiderable press coverage of journalist-related news stories. He notices the oppression of journalists in the Middle East that prevents them from reflecting their own opinions especially when it comes to sensitive political issues.
Guilt of an Expatriate Journalist
(Colombia Journalism Review)
July 22, 2010


Said Sadek on Egypt's Ruling Regime
Sociology Professor Said Sadek believes that whoever rules Egypt after President Mubarak will be "a continuation of the same regime with different faces; the military and the intelligence complex will continue to exert the same pressure."
Mubarak's Health, Blogger's Death Add to Season of Egyptian Discontent
(Voice of America)
July 22, 2010


AUC Professor on the Opening of Iranian-Egyptian Bank
Political Science Professor Walid Kazziha stresses on the role of business in approaching political establishment between countries. He believes that it’s not unheard of for Egyptian companies to make business deals with countries where political ties are shaky
Iranian-Egyptian Bank to Open
(Breaking Global News)
July 20, 2010


Professor Salah Al Haggar on Hurghada Oil Spill
Salah El-Haggar, professor of energy and environmental studies at AUC refutes the government claims regarding the recent oil spill in Hurghada. El-Haggar believes that the government shouldn’t hide the reasons that caused the oil spill.
As BP Caps Gulf Coast Leak, Egypt Wrestles with Response to Its Own Spill
(MinnPost)
July 19, 2010


Habib Ayeb on Neoliberal Policies
Habib Ayeb, researcher at the social research center at AUC, discusses the neoliberalism idea that is like a pyramid "When you raise the tip the foundation rises with it." He believes that in Egypt the opposite happens whereby the tip is rising and becoming disconnected from the rest.
Egypt's Recurring Food Price Crisis
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 15, 2010


AUC Professor on the Status of Women in Egypt
An article in The New York Times looks at the status of women and gender equality in Egypt. Sociology Professor Madiha el-Safty notes that while the number of working women in Egypt is a “modern indicator,” traditions within the culture still strongly influence options and decisions regarding education and career opportunities.
In Egypt, Women Have Burdens but No Privileges
(The New York Times)
July 13, 2010


A Book Review by AUC Professor
Professor Noha Bakr anaylzes the book “Worries of an Egyptian Citizen”, written by international judge Dr Fouad Riad, which analyzes the Egyptian and international society explaining how disheartened and worried the people are.
Worries of an Egyptian Citizen
(Al Ahram Al Iktissady)
July 12, 2010


AUC Professor on Infaltion Rates During June 2010
Doha Abdel Hamid’s inflation expectations were 11.2% increase due to the increase in prices of goods during the month. According to her, "The traders tend to raise the prices of goods in preparation for the application of social allowance, especially after its increase.”
World Cup and Allowance Increase Inflation in June
(Al Shorouk)
July 9, 2010


Salima Ikram Comments on New Carbon Dating
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram comments on the findings of a recent study determined more accurate dates for the ruling dynasties of Ancient Egypt verified by radiocarbon dating. According to Ikram, the findings fit well with the archeological evidence that we already have.
Egyptian Archeologists Comment on Carbon Dating
(Al Masry Al Youm )
July 8, 2010


Professor Aya Maher Comments on the Recent Catastrophic Assault
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher comments on the Arab Contactors accident by analyzing the current wages and the work environment in general that might be the causes of violence at work.
Group Killing
(Al Ahram)
July 8, 2010


Professor Amal Esawi Receives Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award
In recognition of her significant contributions to scholarship, research and academic life, Amal Esawi, professor of mechanical engineering at AUC, was awarded the university’s Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award.
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(AUC News and Events)
July 7, 2010


AUC Professors in a Conference on Pressuring Israeli Government
Political Science Professors Hafiz El Marazi and Manar Al Shorbagy participated in a conference organized by the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs where they discussed the means of pressuring the Israeli government through lobbying with Israeli peace groups
Conference Mulls Means of Pressuring Israel
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 7, 2010


AUC Professor on Gaza Seige
Sharif S. Elmusa, associate professor of political science, suggests in his op-ed opening Gaza’s sea and air routes to the outside world as well as a passageway between the Strip and the West Bank.
A New Palestine Strategy for Egypt
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 6, 2010


AUC Professor on Financial Catastrophes in Egypt
In an op-ed piece written by alum Pakinam Amer, Economy Professor Nagla Rizk was quoted on poverty-related suicides in Egypt which she thinks reflect the failure of Egyptian economic and political institutions.
As Times Grow Leaner, Poverty-Related Suicides Rise
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 4, 2010


Professor Noha Bakr on Food Bank
AUC Professor Noha Bakr writes an op-ed on the history of Food Bank in the whole world and its role in Egypt, which she believes is very efficient and has a clear objective.
Big Salutation for Food Bank
(Al Ahram Al Iktissady)
July 4, 2010


AUC Professor on the Value of the Egyptian Currency
Adel Behsay, professor of economics, believes that there is still an implied relationship between the Egyptian pound and U.S. dollar, and that we need to keep in mind the psychological aspect as part of the strength of any currency is the degree to which people believe in its value.
Egyptian Pound Rises Against the Euro and Decreases Against the Dollar
(Al Ahram Al Arabi)
July 3, 2010


AUC Professor on Gender Inequality in Egyptian Law
Mulki al-Sharmani, assistant research professor at the Social Research Center at AUC, suggests that attitudes have not yet caught up with the rights that women have been newly granted in the legal system.
Women's Rights: Legal Reforms or Social Change?
(Al Masry Al Youm)
July 2, 2010


AUC Professor on Anti-Dumping Duties
Professor Tarek Selim notes that determining that there is real dumping into the market, one solution would be to levy duties on these products, but another option is to subsidize local industry.
Egypt Places Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Electric Motors
(Zawya)
July 2, 2010


AUC Professor Wins Egyptian State Award in Engineering Sciences
Mechanical Engineer Amal Essawi has recently received the Egyptian State Award in Engineering Sciences from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research for her outstanding research. She also received the Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award at the graduate commencement, which recognizes the contributions of full-time faculty to scholarship, research and the academic life of AUC.
47 Professors Win State Awards for Science… And Deterring 14 Awards
(Al Youm Al Saba'e)
July 2, 2010


Doha Abbdel Hamid on Raising Wages in 2010-2011
Professor Doha Abdel Hamid condemns the government’s announcements of 100% wages increase and says that since 2006 the wages have increased by 70%.
Wage Increase is Still Far from the Citizens in 2010-2011
(Al Shorouk)
July 1, 2010


AUC Professor on Obama's Middle East Financing Project
Professor Stephen Everhart, associate dean of the School of Business, emphasized that the U.S. funding is not aid it is financing where you hire local managers like Abraaj and Citadel to run the money.
U.S. Agency Invests $455 Million in Middle East
(Reuters)
July 1, 2010


Egypt Human Development Report Analysis by AUC Professor
Political Science Professor Mostafa Kamel El-Sayed analyzes the Egypt Human Development Report 2010 noting that the report provides a realistic picture of young people in Egypt.
Wasted Promise
(Al Ahram Weekly)
July 1, 2010


AUC Professor on Female Presidency in Egypt
Political Science Professor Mona Makram Ebeid talked during the opening session of a forum organized by Egypt’s International Economic Forum about on the idea of a female president. She believes that the atmosphere in Egypt makes it difficult for both men and women to run for president.
Conference Advocates Idea of Female President
(Daily News Egypt)
June 29, 2010


AUC Professor on International Hunger Rates
Economics Professor Noha Bakr writes an op-ed on the reasons behind increasing hunger rates in the world and the ways to overcome them.
Quarter of World Citizens Sleep Hungry..!
(Al Ahram Al Iktissadi)
June 28, 2010


AUC Professor on International Education in Egypt
Sociology Professor Saeed Sadek notes that most of the students in Egypt who receive a foreign education can barely speak Arabic and barely know anything about their country.
Minister of Education Stop Licensing International Schools
(Daily News Egypt)
June 28, 2010


AUC Professor Wins National Scientific Award
Mechanical Engineering Professor Amal Esawi has been awarded the Excellence in Science State Award among other 13 female Egyptian scientists in recognition of their researches.
13 Female Scientists Awarded the Excellence in Sciences State Awards
(Hawaa Magazine)
June 26, 2010


Political Science Professor on the Death of 28-Year-Old Young Businessman
As the national conversation continues about the recent death of Khaled Said, AUC professor Said Sadek discusses the effect of Egypt's emergency law on policing practices and accountability.
Egyptians Angry Over Report Exonerating Police in Businessman's Death
(Voice of America)
June 24, 2010


Nabil Fahmy Comments on Aaron David Miller's Article
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy comments on Aaron Miller's article proposing suggestions for the peace process to preserve the fundamentals and prevent the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from becoming irresolvable.
Man Without a Plan
(Forign Policy)
June 24, 2010


AUC Trustee Named to Halliburton's Board of Directors
Halliburton announced that Abdallah S. Jum'ah has been named to the Company's Board of Directors.Jum'ah has served as a trustee of the American University in Cairo since 1998.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 22, 2010


Aya Maher Suggests Ways to Promote Human Resources
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher suggested eight different ways to promote human resources in Egypt through raising salaries, associating education with work, developing trainings for workers and other suggestions.
United Nations Proposes Nine Demands for Development in Egypt
(Al Ahram)
June 22, 2010


Habib Ayeb on the Hydro-political Crisis
AUC Researcher Habib Ayeb comments on the Nile basin dilemma by saying that it’s a geo-political problem as it is linked to the geographical location.
Expert at AUC: Any Minister talks about the Nile Water without Permission Will be Dismissed
(Al Youm Al Saba'e)
June 22, 2010


Barbara Ibrahim on Mideast Millionaires Donations
Barbara Ibrahim, director of the Gerhart Centre for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at AUC, said that “many people in the Middle East do give as a proportion of their assets and their income after meeting basic needs… [but] if their incomes had been decreasing it might lead them to have a perception that they would be giving less.”
35% of Mideast Millionaires Plan to Donate More in 2010
(Arabian Business)
June 22, 2010


AUC Professor on Nile Treaty Controversy
While negotiations over the Nile Cooperative Framework Agreement seem to have reached a dead-end, Associate Professor of Political Science Ibrahim El Nur believes the negotiations is the only solution.
Cooperation, Negotiation Key to Resolving Nile Treaty Controversy, Says Expert
(Zawya)
June 21, 2010


AUC Professor Recognized for Architecture Excellence
Professor Yehia Shawkat has been awarded the State Incentive Award for Excellence in Architecture from the Supreme Council for Culture under the leadership of Minister Farouk Hosny.
Supreme Council of Culture Endorses the State Incentive Awards
(Al Shorouk)
June 21, 2010


AUC Researcher on Agricultural Problems in Egypt
In his recently published book “The crisis of Egypt’s rural society – The end of the fellah?” Habib Ayeb, researcher at AUC’s social research center, sheds light on the precarious situation Egyptian farmers face today, mainly blaming excessive land fragmentation.
The Failures of Egyptian Agricultural Policy
(Daily News Egypt)
June 20, 2010


Samia Mehrez Signs her New Book
Arabic Literature Professor Samia Mehrez comments on her new book "The Literary Atlas of Cairo" at the book signing event. “This book is my own map, but each reader can have a different view of the city,” explained the professor. She added that the book represented a "multi-leveled political, social, cultural and geographical map of Cairo.”
Samia Mehrez' Literary Atlas of Cairo
(Al Masry Al Youm)
June 20, 2010


Samia Mehrez Observes the Intellectuals Wars
Samia Mehrez, professor of modern Arabic literature, highlights the wars between intellectuals and the cultural crises over a century ago and the beginnings of this century in her book "Egypt's Culture Wars".
Culture and Arts Wars in Egypt
(Rose Al Youssef)
June 18, 2010


Aya Maher on New Cheating Techniques at Schools
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher writes an op-ed on the electronic cheating at schools calling for taking action against cheating.
Between Exams Phobia and Technological Phenomenon of Cheating in Education
(Al Ahram )
June 17, 2010


AUC Professor on the Delay of Energy Subsidies
Professor Tarek Selim believes that the government may choose to delay the decision on reducing energy subsidies for non-intensive industries due to the state of inflation and financial recession.
Egypt Delays Decision on Energy Subsidies
(Zawya)
June 17, 2010


UAE Ambassador, Hosna Rachid, Caltech Professor Named to AUC Board of Trustees
AUC has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, business and philanthropic leader Hosna Rachid, and Professor David A. Terrill.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 15, 2010


AUC Professor on the Decline in Financial Investments
Political Economy Professor Samer Sulaiman believes that the decline in financial investments goes back to the state of anticipation and caution of foreign investors.
Decline in Foreign Investment... And the Government Aimed at Attracting Investments to the Tune of 10 Billion Dollars Next Year
(Al Masry Al Youm)
June 14, 2010


AUC Professor on New Bankruptcy Law
Doha Abdel Hamid, economics professor, notes that the new bankruptcy law must include strict limitations to safeguard the rights of workers.
Experts: A New Bankruptcy Law.. Prevents Workers Strikes
(Al Gomhoureya)
June 14, 2010


AUC Professor on ElBaradei's Call for Change
Samer Soliman, professor of political economy at the AUC, argued “there is no democracy without democrats”, and emphasized that democracy should be prioritized over the idea of “national consensus” which may include non-democratic elements.
ElBaradei Meets Leftist Supporters
(Al Masry Al Youm)
June 12, 2010


Aya Maher Conducts a Study on Evaluating Government Employees
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher has recently presented a study on public services in Egypt and the importance of evaluating the employees through clients’ satisfaction surveys.
An Invitation for Citizens for Participating in Determining Employees Incentives
(Al Gomhoureya)
June 12, 2010


Interview with President Arnold on Stepping Down AUC
An in-depth interview with President David Arnold on his accomplishments, the evolution of the university and the challenges he faced over the 7 years of his presidency at AUC.
7 Years at the American University in Cairo
(The Chronicle)
June 10, 2010


Obama’s 2009 Cairo Speech Revisited
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Professor Samer Sulaiman analyze Obama’s progress in addressing the four main issues he discussed in his 2009 Cairo address to the Arab world. Has the American president maintained the momentum and credibility he established among Arabs with his speech?
The Cairo Obama, One Year Later
(The Los Angeles Times, AOL News)
June 9, 2010


AUC Professor on the Government's Initiative of Training Workers for EU Job Opportunities
Professor Mona Said believes that in order to affectively combat labor migration and stem the brain drain phenomenon the government must first reform its own labor market
Egypt's Modern-day Brain Drain
(Daily News Egypt)
June 9, 2010


AUC President Announces Departure Plans: Arnold to Head Major U.S.-Asia Development Organization
David D. Arnold announced that he will be leaving AUC in December, after serving more than seven years as its president. Arnold has been named president of The Asia Foundation.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 9, 2010


AUC Professor Medhat Hassanein Selected to Serve on UNDP Commission
Medhat Hassanein, professor of banking and finance at AUC and Egypt’s former minister of finance, has been selected to serve on the Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, a committee formed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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(AUC News and Events)
June 8, 2010


AUC Professor on the Side Effects of Diet Pills
Sociology Professor Madiha El Safty comments on the overuse of diet pills by Arab women, “the fad is in line with global trends.”
Health Concerns Abound Over Unregulated Diet Pills in the Middle East
(The Media Line)
June 8, 2010


AUC Professor on the Flotilla Attack
Turkey’s role and influence in the Middle East is evolving quickly in the wake of the country’s support for the Gaza aid flotilla. AUC political science professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere explains the implications of actions taken by Turkey’s foreign minister in the wake of the flotilla attack.
Analysis: Erdogan a Rising Star for Arabs over Israel Stance
(Reuters)
June 8, 2010


Justin D. Martin on Sexual Harassment in Egypt
Journalism Professor Justin D. Martin writes an op-ed on the increasing rates of sexual harassment among the different sectors of the Egyptian society, putting Egypt on top of the Middle East countries in sexual harassment.
Opinion: Caressers in Cairo
(Global Post )
June 8, 2010


AUC Professor on Air Pollution
Salah Haggar, professor of Energy and Environment at AUC comments on exceeding the acceptable limit of air pollution in Egypt, "Seventy to 80 percent of the diseases that are common in Egypt are caused by pollution, especially hepatitis, kidney and pulmonary diseases, and strokes."
Smoke Signals
(Egypt Today)
June 6, 2010


AUC Professor on Israeli PR
Maggy Zangar, a journalism lecturer at AUC believes that the US has a pro-Israeli media where the American coverage is always biased to Israel.
Israel Fights Two Wars: Against Hamas and Against Bad PR
(Tribune News)
June 6, 2010


The Government Selects AUC Professor to Lead a Team of Researchers
Economics Professor Heba Handoussa has been selected to lead a team of researchers in conducting a study on Egypt in the coming 10 years covering social, economic and environmental aspects named "Cairo's Agenda".
Cairo's Agenda Draws a Map for the Challenges Egypt Faces
(Akhbar Al Youm)
June 5, 2010


AUC Professor on Unemployment
Sameh Naguib, social science professor, comments on the high rates of unemployment in Egypt and its effect on the society.
166 Thousands Unemployed in Three Months.. and Unemployment Rises to 9.4%
(Al Wafd)
June 4, 2010


Saeed Sadek on the Increasing Number of Suicides
Professor Saeed Sadek believes that the increasing number of suicides in the Egyptian society goes back to the economic conditions of the country, "if the young man blames himself now and commits suicide, in the near future he might do that among those whom he thinks harmed him."
Amna Nosseir: Phenomenon of Suicide is Increasing in a State that Does Not Protect the Marginalized
(Al Shorouk)
June 4, 2010


Samer Sulaiman on Obama's Cairo Speech
Political Economy Professor Samer Sulaiman believes that Obama's speech has marked a certain transformation of discourse after the years of Bush administration.
A Year After Obama's Cairo Speech, Arab Hopes Wither
(Aol News)
June 4, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on Obama's Speech to the Arab World
Mustapha Kamal al-Sayyid, a political science professor at the AUC, says regarding Arab-American relations, "the US has weakened its hand in the region with its retreat on the settlement issue and its failure to improve relations with Syria or change Iran's behavior."
Obama's Stature Among Muslims Slips Over Israeli-Palestinian Standoff
(The Christian Science Monitor)
June 4, 2010


AUC Dean Writes an Op-Ed on Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process
Dean Nabil Fahmy believes that the road to a Palestinian Israeli peace will be arduous and the probability for success diminishes by the day as the tenants for peace are eroded and further obstacles are created on the ground.
Is the Palestinian Israeli Peace Process Savable?
(Daily News Egypt)
June 3, 2010


AUC Professor on Complexity in European Visa
Economics Professor Doha Abdel Hamid believes that European countries fear of illegal immigration is the most prominent reason for the complexity of the visa procedures for Egyptians.
Schengen Visa Threats the Egyptian-European Economic Cooperation
(Al Alam Al Youm)
June 1, 2010


AUC Professor on Obama's Previous Promises to the Muslim World
Professor Said Sadek believes that the region longs for a hero who solves its accumulated problems thats why they thought of Obama at first as the long awaited superhero.
A Year After Obama's Cairo Speech, Skepticism Among Muslims Remains
(Voice of America)
May 31, 2010


Habib Ayeb on Water Problems in Egypt
Habib Ayeb, a geopolitical expert and researcher at AUC notes that the real problem is the distribution of the water - who is using it and for what - and equity in people's right to safe water.
A Stone's Throw From Nile, Egypt's Taps are Running Dry
(AFP)
May 31, 2010


AUC Professor on Obama's Promises to the Arab World
Mana Al Shorbagy, political science professor, comments on Obama's failure to carry out his promises to the Arab world one year after his famous Cairo speech. She believes that his priorities should be maintaining stability on the local level in his country as well as the occupation of Iraq.
An American Report: U.S. President's Promises to Muslims Evaporates in One Year
(Al Shorouk )
May 29, 2010


Aya Maher on Human Resources Solutions
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher was interviewed on the different problems in the work environment in Egypt giving out many solutions for more efficient productivity.
Human Resources Expert Calls for the Ministries Freedom in Determining Allowances
(Al Gomhoureya)
May 29, 2010


Antiquities council honors AUC Professor
George T. Scanlon, an Islamic Art and Archaeology professor and a pivotal figure in the excavation of Egypt’s early Islamic settlements, was honored in a Tuesday night ceremony at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) headquarters in Zamalek.
Antiquities Council Honors Islamic Archaeology Scholar
(Daily News Egypt)
May 27, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on Emergency Law and Terrorist Activity
According to Abdullah al-Ashaal, "If any terrorism arises it is because of the government policies - raising prices, the detention of people and the injustices which are prevailing everywhere."
Egypt: Between the Pyramid and the Empire State Building
(The Huffington Post)
May 27, 2010


Madiha El Safty on the Rising Divorce Rates
Sociology Professor Madiha El Safty comments on the high divorce rate in the Egyptian society and the factors involved in women seeking divorce.
Inside the Radio Station Helping Egyptian Divorcees
(BBC News)
May 26, 2010


Economics Professor on Removing Energy Subsidies
Professor Tarek Selim comments in Daily News on the benefit of reducing energy subsidies and that it reduces the budget deficit.
Removing Energy Subsidies May Raise Inflation, Experts Say
(Daily News Egypt)
May 23, 2010


Journalism Professor on Saudi Arabia’s Press Freedom
Following the resignation of Jamal Khashoggi, editor-in-chief of Saudi Arabia’s leading newspaper, AUC Professor Justin Martin discusses Saudi’s journalistic environment.
Sidelined Speech in Saudi Arabia
(Columbia Journalism Review)
May 21, 2010


Ali Hadi on the Medical Sector Problems in Egypt
Vice Provost and Professor Ali Hadi comments on the errors of laboratories in Egypt and the necessity of developing the medical sector in Egypt.
Elimination of Laboratories Reports Errors
(Al Wafd)
May 21, 2010


AUC Professor on Raising Basic Salaries
Finance Professor Doha Abdel Hamid was quoted in Al Shorouk Newspaper referring to Mubarak's promise of raising the salaries and pensions and developing the social insurance in Egypt.
1700 Egyptian Pounds is Maximum Pension Starting June
(Al Shorouk)
May 21, 2010


Egyptologist Salima Ikram on New Archaeological Findings
AUC Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram comments on the discovery of a headless statue of a Greek king, which may offer clues about the burial place of Cleopatra.
Headless Egypt King Statue Found; Link to Cleopatra's Tomb?
(National Geographic )
May 19, 2010


AUC Dean on Nuclear Proliferation Treaty
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, notes that the treaty is “becoming stale and could become irrelevant if not nurtured with real disarmament measures and greater equity.”
The Logic of a Nuclear-Free Mideast
(Council on Foreign Relations )
May 19, 2010


AUC Professor on the Power of Internet in Egyptian Political Life
Political Science Professor, Rabab El Mahdi, was quoted on the difference between the effect of internet on the Iranian political movements and its effect on the Egyptian audience.
FEATURE-Egyptians Go Online to Seek Political Change
(Reuters)
May 18, 2010


Mona El Shorbagy Comments on US-Muslim World Relations
Political Science Professor Mona El Shorbagy believes that we cannot look at Obama's policy in Egypt without looking at his general view of America's foreign policy.
America and the Muslim World
(The New Nation)
May 18, 2010


AUC Professor Writes an Op-ed on Canadian Relations With the Middle East
AUC Assistant Professor Sean F. McMahon believes that Canadian support to Israel isn't something new and that they have always been denying Palestinian rights.
Challenging Canada's Myths About its Role in Palestine
(The Electronic Intifada )
May 18, 2010


Samia Mehrez in a Study on Politics in Literature
In her recent study, Arabic Literature Professor Samia Mehrez examines the social and political context in which literature and other art forms are produced and disseminated in modern-day Egypt.
Ambiguous Margins of Freedom
(The Jordan Times)
May 17, 2010


Madiha El Safty on Gender Equality
Sociology Professor Madiha El Safty comments on the upbringing of girls in the Egyptian society and the responsibility of the parents and schools in developing the girls’ skills in such a male-dominated society.
Wasted Energy
(Nisf Al Donia )
May 16, 2010


A Study by Professor Aya Maher
Human Resources Professor Aya Maher has presented a study on the social and cultural challenges that hinder the implementation of decentralization in Egypt during the Decentralization and Empowerment of Local Communities conference.
"Si Sayed" Behind Management Problems
(Akhbar Al Youm)
May 15, 2010


Alum Ahdaf Soueif’s Pro-Palestinian Efforts
An article about AUC alum Ahdaf Soueif where the writer talks about her achievements especially her book about her Palestinian experience that has been recently awarded Mahmoud Darwish Prize
Ahdaf... An Egyptian Story in Palestine
(Akhbar Al Youm )
May 15, 2010


AUC Professor on Raising the Minimum Wages
Mona Said, labor economist and assistant professor at AUC, believes that the main problem in labor is that the private sector would move towards offering informal jobs with lower wages in case the minimum wages have been legally increased.
Weighing Wages: Higher Salaries or More Productivity?
(Daily News Egypt)
May 14, 2010


Op-Ed by Design Professor on Re-Building Egyptian Villages
In his article, Professor Yahya Shawkat, writes on the new Gourna village that has been rebuilt by architect Hassan Fathy. He refers to that project as an example of conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage.
New Gourna; Conserving Our Heritage and Empowering the People That Inspired it
(Daily News Egypt)
May 14, 2010


AUC Professor on the Struggle Between Liberals and Conservatives
Samia Mehrez, a professor at AUC, comments on the puritans in Egypt and thinks that the lawsuits in Egypt serve a political rather than cultural purpose.
The Puritans Won't Give Up
(The Economist )
May 13, 2010


AUC Finance Professor on Adequate Wages in Egypt
Doha Abdelhamid, professor of finance at AUC, believes positive action will have to be taken soon in light of upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, and amid unceasing labour demonstrations and sit-ins.
The Wage is Right?
(Al Ahram Weekly )
May 13, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on the Democratic Movement Against Emergency Law
Rabab El-Mahdi, political science professor and a member of the people’s democratic movement was quoted on the vision of the movement and the solutions they put forward to solve the socio-economic imbalance in Egypt.
The People's Democratic Movement: A Holistic Vision for Change
(Al Masry Al Youm )
May 13, 2010


AUC Professor on Developing the Educational System in Schools
Aya Maher, human resources professor at AUC comments on the educational system in Egypt and how it should be reformed in order to meet the needs of the students, parents and teachers.
So That Education Becomes Fun for Our Children..!
(Al Ahram)
May 13, 2010


AUC Professor on Extending Emergency Law in Egypt
Abdullah al-Ashaal, a presidential candidate and professor at the American University in Cairo, commented on extending Egypt's state of emergency that the government should lift the law totally and not go around the issue by choosing to apply it selectively.
Egypt's State of Emergency Extended
(Al Jazeera)
May 12, 2010


Science and Technology Center Appoints New Director
AUC has appointed Sherif Sedky as the new director of the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center (YJ-STRC).
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(AUC News and Events)
May 6, 2010


Political Science Professor on Egyptian Presidency
Mostafa Kamel El-Sayed, political science professor at AUC, comments on El Baradei's movement towards the constitutional reform.
Eyeing Presidency, Mohamed ElBaradei Rallies Egypt for Reform
(Axcess News)
May 5, 2010


Adel Beshai on Investing in the Nile Basin
Adel Beshai, co-chair of the School of Business, explains that overtures of Chinese companies should spur Egypt to speed up the process of investing in the Nile Basin to quiet the debate on water resources.
Swimming Upstream
(Business Today )
May 5, 2010


AUC Professor on the Evolution of Advertising in Egypt
Ibrahim Hegazy, head of the marketing department, believes that advertisers must now move away from traditional outlets if they want to latch onto key demographics.
Advertising Outside the Box
(Business Today )
May 5, 2010


AUC Professor on American-Egyptian Relations
Commenting on the American-Egyptian relations, Political Science Professor Manar El Shorbagy believes that the United States has an "Iranian revolution complex" and so they are opening channels of communication with all entities in Egypt... without exceptions
Manar El Shorbagy: The U.S. has an "Iranian Revolution Complex"
(Al Dostour)
May 4, 2010


Salima Ikram Exploring Egypt's Western Desert
As part of AUC's Provost lecture series, Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, has given a lecture titled "Life Away from the Nile: Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt's Western Desert."
AUC Exploring the Western Desert
(October)
May 3, 2010


AUC's 17th Annual Research Conference
AUC hosted a three-day conference where participants explored a variety of topics including economics, politics, nano-technology, media and engineering
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(AUC News and Events)
May 2, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on What it Takes to Become a Journalist
Justin Martin, journalism professor at AUC, discusses the popularity of global media and global news how it is important for journalists “to go global.”
Opinion: The Global Newsgatherer
(Global Post)
May 1, 2010


AUC Professor on English Proficiency
Professor Nadia Touba, director of the English studies division at AUC believes that the educational system in Egypt fails to teach students proper English language, which leads to the flourishing of continuing education institutions like AUC and the British Council.
English Proficiency Lags
(Business Monthly )
May 1, 2010


AUC Professor on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, professor of international politics at AUC, comments on the negotiations of the nuclear programs between Israel and Arab countries. He explained, "Both the US and actors in the region need to start a dialogue on all security concerns in the Middle East that includes the nuclear issues."
Reigniting the NPT
(Dissident Voice)
May 1, 2010


AUC Professor on the Emergence of Young Writers
Professor Samia Mehrez notes that "Many of these writers are writing about groups to which they belong. Rather than just representing them, they're actually of them.”
Pioneering Publisher Reshapes Egypt's Literary Landscape
(The Guardian)
April 30, 2010


AUC Professor Recoding the Lives of Whirling Dervishes
Artist Shems Friedlander, mass communications professor, has spent years recording the lives of whirling dervishes and a number of the nearly 30 pictures on display at the gallery depict a Sufi Zikr, the ceremonies performed in remembrance of God.
The Mysticism of the Whirling Dervish Captured
(Emirates Business)
April 28, 2010


AUC Professor on U.S. News Networks
Justin D. Martin, assistant professor in the journalism and mass communication department, writes about the U.S. News Networks that claim to embrace the digital age, however they don't live stream their news.
U.S. News Channels Lag Behind
(Khaleej Times)
April 28, 2010


AUC Professor on the Nile Feud
Professor Sharif ElMusa comments on the current Nile feud between Nile Basin countries arguing that “Egypt has lost a great deal of its influence in Africa, and has run (through) a lot of its cards.”
ANALYSIS-Egypt Spat Fuels Water Tension in Nile Basin
(Reuters)
April 27, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on American TV News Networks
Justin Martin, journalism professor at AUC, said that although he can watch Al-Jazeera live on his iPod Touch anywhere but he cannot watch CNN adding that “American TV news organizations may claim to embrace the digital age, but this is studio-concocted nonsense.”
Opinion: America Offline
(Global Post)
April 26, 2010


AUC Professor Analyzes Obama's Intentions Towards the Muslim World
Abdallah Schleifer, distinguieshed journalism professor at AUC, writes about his perceptions and concerns regarding President Obama's intentions towards the Muslim world in general and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse in particular.
Obama and The Muslim World: Nearly A Year After Cairo
(Daily News, Egypt)
April 25, 2010


Salima Ikram on Animal Mummies
Salima Ikram, Egyptology professor at AUC, exlpains how animal mummies are made.
Baboon Mummy Tests Reveal Ethiopia and Eritrea as Ancient Egyptians' 'Land of Punt'
(Heritage Key, London )
April 23, 2010


AUC Dean Comments in Foreign Policy on Middle East Conflict
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, comments on the failure of Middle East peace efforts. Drawing on more than 30 years of participation in peace negotiations, Fahmy offers resolutions to "prevent the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from becoming irresolvable in the future."
Middle East Peace: So Why Have We Failed?
(Foreign Policy )
April 23, 2010


AUC Professor on Pollution and Ecological Threats in Egypt
In this interview with Voice of America, AUC Professor Sa'id Sadek says the government is trying to solve the problem, but many bureaucracies make that effort complicated.
Egypt Makes Strides Towards Improving Environmental Ecosystem
(Voice of America)
April 22, 2010


AUC Trustee on Obama’s Arab-Israeli Peace Process
William B. Quandt provides an analysis on the Obama administration, writing that it “really has not yet made up its mind what to do about Israel, the Palestinians and Syria.”
Obama's Middle East Straddle--Time to Get Off the Fence
(Foreign Policy)
April 22, 2010


AUC Professor on Recent Strikes in Egypt
Commenting on the recent clashes between demonstrators and Egyptian security forces, Maye Kassem notes that discontent is rising and more people are willing to speak up, that is why there is an increase in sporadic strikes and violence.
Protests Flare on Cairo Streets
(Global Post)
April 15, 2010


AUC Professor on Increase in Government’s Wages and Pensions
Rabab el Mahdi, assistant professor of political science at AUC, notes that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to increase government wages and pensions is a “classical tactic of how populist authoritarian leaders maintain power.”
Mubarak Gives Egypt's Public Sector 10% Pay and Pension Rise
(The National)
April 15, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on the Support of the U.S to Pro-Democracy Groups in Egypt
Mustapha Al Sayyid, political science professor at AUC, notes that any expression of support for the pro-democracy groups in Egypt is very useful particularly when it comes from such eminent personalities and experts like those who signed this letter to the Secretary of State.
Egyptian Rights Groups Ask Hillary Clinton for Help
(ABC News)
April 14, 2010


AUC Professor on a Recent Discovery of King Tutankamun's Feet
Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology, comments on the malformation in King Tutankamun's feet noting: "It is entirely feasible that tighter straps on Tut's shoes were due to a possible club foot, as these would hold them in place and enable easy maneuvering.”
King Tut Wore Orthopedic Sandals
(msnbc)
April 14, 2010


AUC Professor on Iran’s Nuclear Program
Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, political science professor at AUC, says the Iranian program is worrying for almost everyone, both in the region and in the international community.
Iran to Host Own Nuclear Summit Saturday
(Voice of America)
April 14, 2010


Research Team at AUC Explores the Red Sea
Hamza El Dorry, professor and chair of the biology department, leads a team of scientists searching for novel compounds and microorganisms in the Red Sea.
The Business of Biotech
(Zawya)
April 11, 2010


AUC Professor on the Rising Tensions between Palestine and Israel
Mustapha Al Sayyid, independent analyst and political science professor at AUC, notes that Israel is breaking international law and should be held accountable, while Hamas also bears responsibility. “One can sympathize with Egypt in that they feel they are being singled out,” he says.
Israel, Gaza Tensions: Why Egypt Helps Maintain the Blockade
(The Christian Science Monitor)
April 2, 2010


Former Columbia Dean to Head AUC's School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bruce W. Ferguson, formerly the dean of the School of Arts at Columbia University and president of the New York Academy of Art, has been named dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUC.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 31, 2010


AUC Professor on the Impact of Social Networks
Naila Hamdy provides insight on how social networks like Facebook are affecting social and cultural traditions in conservative societies in the Middle East.
Young Saudis Bypass Social Lockdown with Facebook
(CNN)
March 31, 2010


AUC Professor on the Rising Rate of Divorce in the Middle East
Commenting on the new marriage tips provided by the organizers of the Bride Show in Dubai, Shereen El Feki argues that divorce is complex phenomenon and there is “no one size fits all” remedy.
Brides-to-be Seek Marriage Guidance to Avoid Divorce
(Maktoob News)
March 30, 2010


AUC Professor on Free Expression
Naila Hamdy argues that although there is limited freedom of expression in Egypt, the advent of satellite television channels in the Arab world has forced the line between society and the authority to become broader forcing sensitive issues to come out in the open.
Fake News in the Style of The Onion and The Daily Show Risks Upsetting the Cairo Hierarchy
(MinnPost.Com)
March 30, 2010


AUC Professor on Political Stability in the Middle East
Political science professor Maye Kassem offers thoughts on avenues to peace and progress in the Middle East in this article by the award-winning author and lecturer Aladdin Elaasar.
Thirty Years after Khomeini: Will Egypt Turn into another Iran?
(The Huffington Post)
March 29, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the Turkish Government
Professor Abdullah Al-Ashal analyzes the current situation of the Turkish government of the Justice and Development Party (JDP), which he describes as a model modern state that has applied the principles of Islam beyond semantics.
How Can Turkey Liberate Itself from Zionist Blackmail?
(Middle East Monitor)
March 29, 2010


AUC Professor Analyzes Recent Arab League Summit
Political scientist and former advisor to the Egyptian foreign minister, Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, writes about the Arab League summit in Sirte, Libya, noting that leaders continuously fail to advance Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.
Why the Recent Arab League Summit Matters
(Foreign Policy)
March 29, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor in The Chronicle Review
AUC Professor Justin Martin wrote an op-ed on journalism education in the Arab world noting that over the last several years, the number and quality of journalism and media programs in Arab countries have sharply increased.
Journalism Education in the Arab World
(The Chronicle Review)
March 28, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on Presidential Succession
Mustapha Al Sayyid, a political science professor at AUC, provides insight into the political implications of Hosni Mubarak's convalescence.
Mubarak Returns to Egypt; Succession Debate Persists
(The New York Times)
March 27, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on Presidential Succession
Walid Kazziha, a political science professor at AUC, believes that there no cause for immediate concern, as long as Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is in complete control of the decision-making process.
Demise of a Modern-Day Pharaoh
(Global Post)
March 26, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on EU’s Role in the Middle East Peace Process
Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere argues that the European Union worked in the wrong direction regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict and believes that only the United States can bring Israelis and Palestinians to a new negotiation process, while others can support such a process.
Make Israel Pay an 'Occupation Tax'
(The Daily Star, Lebanon)
March 22, 2010


AUC Professor on Hosni Mubarak’s Health
Commenting on the many speculations regarding Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s health, Professor Mustafa al-Sayyid notes that even if Mubarak returned in good health, the surgery will have an effect on this year’s election.
In Egypt, Rumors of President Hosni Mubarak Demise Fuel Uncertainty. Who Will Lead Next?
(The Christian Science Monitor)
March 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Mummies
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram talks about mummy curses and notes that the curse concept did exist in ancient Egypt, but they were used to terrify anyone who would rob or desecrate the royal resting place.
‘Night at Museum’ to Unwrap Mummy Mysteries
(The BridgeportNews.com)
March 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Political System
Professor Mustapha Kamel comments on Egypt’s presidential succession arguing that the entry of Mohammed ElBaradei into the political scene has diminished Gamal’s chances.
Anxiety on Succession in Egypt as Mubarak Recovers
(Tehran Times)
March 17, 2010


Discussing the Real and Perceived Gaps Separating the Muslim World and the West
Professor Jerry Leach, director of Prince Alwaleed American Studies Center, participated in an international panel discussion addressing East-West culture gaps during an era of globalization.
Lebanon: Experts Argue against 'Clash of Civilizations' at University Forum
(Los Angeles Times)
March 16, 2010


AUC Professor on the Bust of Nefertiti
Commenting on the continuous government calls for the return of the famous bus of Nefertiti, Professor Salima Ikram notes that it did not leave Egypt legitimately.
Waiting for Nefertiti
(Al Masry Al Youm, English)
March 11, 2010


AUC Departments Explore Red Sea with Marine Genomics Project
Environmental Genomics, a contemporary research approach that allows the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples without relying on microbial culturing, is at the center of a study of the Red Sea that has brought together AUC’s biology department, its biotechnology graduate program, the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia (KAUST).
KAUST Launches Major Red Sea Research Expedition
(Zawya)
March 9, 2010


AUC Professor on Egyptian President’s Health
Commenting on the recent trip by Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak to undergo surgery in Germany, Professor Said Sadek argues that concern over the president’s health mainly revolves around the absence of a clear successor.
Mubarak Surgery Successful, Say Egyptian State Media
(Voice of America)
March 7, 2010


Former Professor on Women’s Right in Egypt
Mariz Tadros, author of the Freedom House report on women’s right in the Middle East, notes that Egypt is one of the most liberal countries with regard to the rights of women, however, in its recommendations to Egypt, it states the country must amend its domestic legislations to conform with international standards with regard to marriage for women and divorce rights.
US Report: Egypt Most Liberal in Middle East Toward Women
(Bikya Masr)
March 7, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Budget Deficit
Doha Abdelhamid, points out that foreign borrowing would help diversify Egypt's debt portfolio, but domestic borrowing remains more attractive.
Tough Task at Hand
(Al Ahram Weekly)
March 4, 2010


AUC Professor on the Nature of Queues in Egypt
Professor Samir Morqos argues that queues mean either low production or poor distribution. “They also indicate that profiteers are manipulating supply,” he adds.
Queues All Around
(The Egyptian Gazette)
March 4, 2010


AUC Emeritus Professor Produces Video Diary on YouTube
Professor Abdallah Schleifer is one of the executive producers of “Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem,” a video diary about four young Palestinian women, two living in Gaza and two in Arab Jerusalem/West Bank.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 3, 2010


Feature on AUC’s Nanotechnology Research
Through the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, AUC faculty are conducting cutting-edge research that includes the development of novel diagnostic tests for sensitive detection of the hepatitis C virus; detection of cancer biomarkers, as well as creating a new generation of nano-devices.
Students of the Clean Room
(Shabab Magazine)
March 1, 2010


AUC Faculty and Students on Religion
AUC student Radwa Aboulazm and AUC Professor Manal Badawy talk about how people change their perceptions of religion overtime.
Dwindling Religiosity: Islamism in the 70s (Part 1)
(Daily News, Egypt)
February 26, 2010


AUC Provost on Gaddafi's Latest Comments on Jihad Declaration
Provost Lisa Anderson argues that Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is not interested in supporting any new terrorist acts, instead the jihad declaration is designed to “embarrass and fluster the Europeans.”
Swiss Face 'Holy War' With Gadhafi's Libya
(NPR)
February 26, 2010


AUC Professor Conducts Workshop for Women
In collaboration with the Supreme Council for Women and the U.S. Embassy, Professor Amal Sedky conducts a workshop to aid women in planning to run for parliament and municipal elections.
Women Taught How to Fight Elections
(Gulf News)
February 23, 2010


AUC Professor on the Killing of African Migrants
Commenting on the killing of three African nationals on the border with Israel, Ray Jureidini, director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, points out that Egypt and Israel need to review migrants’ claims so as to determine whether or not they qualify as refugees.
Death on the Border: More African Migrants Shot by Police
(Al Masry Al Youm, English)
February 23, 2010


AUC Professor on Arab-Israeli Conflict
Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere writes an op-ed claiming that if the European Union wants to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, they should consider imposing an “occupation tax” on all dealings by Europeans with the Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
How Europe Could Alter the Arab-Israeli 'Political Calculus'
(Europe's World)
February 23, 2010


AUC Professor on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Professor Justin Martin cites a story about a Palestinian boy who lives in fear and lacks freedom.
Statehood Soon, Freedom of Association Sooner
(Daily News, Egypt)
February 22, 2010


AUC Professor on Mohamed El Baradie
AUC Professor Abdulla Al-Ashaal claims that Mohamed El Baradie’s popularity is the biggest threat to President Hosni Mubarak. “ElBaradei has come to be a symbol now, a symbol to challenge that dinosaur," he said.
Egyptians Welcome ElBaradei Home
(Al Jazeera, English)
February 20, 2010


AUC Professor Comments on the Shortage of Subsidized Gas Cylinders
The Ministry of Social Solidarity has recently proposed a new system based on electronic cards to ensure the subsidized cylinders are not sold to factories. Professor Hania Sholkamy notes the efficacy of this system remains “dubious.”
Battling with Shortage
(Al Ahram Weekly)
February 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Banning Female Justices from Serving in Administrative Courts
AUC Professor Samer Soliman argues against the recent decision made by Egypt’s State Council arguing that it violates Article 40 of the constitution and it is against the principle of equality and the principle of merit.
Protesters Judge Ruling as a Setback for Egyptian Women
(The National)
February 18, 2010


AUC Alumnus on Global Economy
Shafik Gabr, chairman of the Artoc Group for Investment and Development, discusses the global financial crisis and Egypt’s economic strengths and weaknesses.
Shafik Gabr on the Economy, ElBaradei, Orientalism
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 18, 2010


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Investment Priorities
After an announcement made by Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to increase the value of Egyptian exports from $14 billion to $36 billion, Professor Adel Beshai argues that it is important to focus on Egypt’s infrastructure and transportation, but is also important to focus on investing in agriculture, which is something the Egyptian government is not doing.
Egypt to Double Export Value in 4 Years
(The Media Line)
February 17, 2010


Egyptology Professor on King Tutankhamun’s Family Origins
Professor Salima Ikram discusses the family origins of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.
Frail Boy-King Tut Died from Malaria, Broken Leg
(San Francisco Examiner)
February 16, 2010


AUC Professor on Media Inaccuracies
Commenting on the recent Egyptian/Algerian tensions as a result of a soccer match, Professor Hafez Mirazi discusses the role of media in increasing the tension between the two countries.
Experts Blame Media for Egypt-Algeria Football Riots
(Daily News, Egypt)
February 15, 2010


AUC Professor on Obama’s Presidency
Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere writes an op-ed in Al Ahram Weekly on the U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East.
See you Later, Mr. President!
(Al Ahram Weekly)
February 10, 2010


AUC Professor on the Rising Popularity of Online Broadcasting
Professor Naila Hamdy sees the initiative of online radio broadcasting as a positive use of the online space and also a step toward broader access to traditional radio-wave broadcasting.
The New Sound of Radio
(Al Masry Al Youm, English Web Site)
February 4, 2010


AUC Professor on America’s Televised Message in the Arab World
Professor Justin Martin writes an op-ed in the Columbia Journalism Review on the America’s use of television to improve its image in the Arab world arguing that it is “dull and poorly managed.”
Hearts, Minds, and the Satellite Dish
(Columbia Journalism Review)
February 4, 2010


AUC Professor on Gamaliya Neighborhood
Professor Chahinda Karim talks about the history of Gamaliya when it was first settled in 969 AD after the Fatamid invasion of Egypt.
From Neighborhood to Museum?
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 3, 2010


AUC Professor on Sectarian Violence in Iraq
Commenting on recent bombings in Iraq, Professor Abdullah al-Ashaal claims that it is related to U.S. plans for withdraw from Iraq.
Suicide Bomber Kills Shi'ite Pilgrims in Iraq
(Voice of America)
February 1, 2010


AUC Professor on the Upcoming Egypt’s Presidential Campaign
Professor Naila Hamdy comments on the “unofficial election campaign” for Mohammed ElBaradei arguing that it is unusual to have a Web site announcing ElBaradei as an official candidate, which is something that has not happened yet.
ElBaradei's Unofficial Election Campaign Takes Off in Egypt
(The National)
January 30, 2010


AUC Professor on Alcohol Drinking in the Poor Neighborhoods of Cairo
Professor Said Sadek says that although alcohol in Egypt is illegal, with a blooming tourism industry and a significant minority of Coptic Christians, the alcohol industry in Egypt is flourishing.
Poor of Cairo Drown their Sorrows in Moonshine
(Global Post)
January 28, 2010


AUC Professor on Female Leadership
Maha ElShinnawy, associate dean for graduate studies and research, talks about female leadership and how to establish a sound work-life balance.
Women in Focus
(Dubai Tonight)
January 28, 2010


Provost to Start New Lecture Series
Provost Lisa Anderson has established a new series of lectures at the university that will provide AUC professors with the opportunity to showcase their research and scholarship to faculty and students, as well as the Egyptian community at large.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 26, 2010


Interview with Graham Harman
Graham Harman, professor of philosophy and associate vice provost for research, has pioneered a new field of study called object-oriented philosophy which explores the way objects relate to each other.
Philosophizing Now: Graham Harman Interviewed
(Indieoma )
January 25, 2010


AUC Professor on African Refugees Living in Cairo
Brooke Comer reaches out to help African refugees living in Cairo and is promoting a book, “Voices in Refuge,” which is a collection of refugees’ stories written by her students at AUC.
Changing the World, One Person at a Time
(Santa Maria Times)
January 24, 2010


AUC Professor Galal Amin Awarded Distinguished Cultural Prize
Professor Galal Amin, has received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award, which recognizes distinguished works and rich contribution to Arab culture.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 20, 2010


AUC Professor on U.S. Aid to Egypt
In response to President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to give up the American civil aid, Professor Walid Kazziha argues that as long as military aid is still on, the relationship between both countries will not be affected.
Egypt to Give Up U.S. Civil Aid in a Decade
(The Media Line)
January 20, 2010


AUC Professor on Illegitimate Marriages
Professor Madiha El Safty comments on illegitimate marriages in Egypt saying that since Egypt is a conservative society forbidding premarital sex, young couples see illegitimate marriages as a pragmatic solution.
Young Couples are trying to Find Ways around Egypt’s Conservative Attitudes to Sex before Marriage
(BBC News)
January 19, 2010


AUC Professor on the Newly Elected MB Leader
Professor Ashraf el-Sherif comments on the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood leader saying that his decency, non-confrontational personality and political inexperience will make him less influential than his predecessors.
Muslim Brotherhood Elects a Low Profile Leader
(Al Masry Al Youm, English)
January 16, 2010


AUC Fellow on Israeli’s Plan to Build a Barrier Along its Border with Egypt
Michael Kagan, senior fellow in human rights law at AUC, argues that building walls and barriers do not prevent migrants and asylum seekers from reaching their destinations; instead, they usually make the journey more dangerous, increasing the number of deaths.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 12, 2010


AUC Professor on U.S.-Yemeni Relations
Sheila Carapico, a Yemen expert at AUC, argues against the U.S. taking a security-based approach to the country.
Yemen: America's Next Afghanistan?
(The Media Line)
January 12, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the Complexity of the Events in Sudan
Professor Hamid Ali tackles the current problems in Sudan, including the lack of meaningful discussion of policy options and the consolidation of democracy.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 11, 2010


AUC Egyptology Professor Interviewed on Latest Archaeological Discovery
Salima Ikram explains the importance of a workers’ tomb near the pyramids, which reveals that the pyramids may have been built by workers, not slaves.
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(AUC News and Events)
January 10, 2010


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the Situation of the Arab World
Professor Ezzedin Fishere writes an op-ed describing the three powerful “undercurrents” that make certain developments more likely than others. They include, deafening yearning for popular representation, dominance of the political Islam discourse and continued rise of anti-rationalism at the expense of scientific and critical thinking.
The Coming Arab World
(The New Nation)
January 8, 2010


AUC Professor on Ramadan Traditions in Westernized Countries
In the travel section of The New York Times, Abdallah Schleifer, professor emeritus at AUC, explains that it is not against the law of Islam to have fun in the evening after fasting all day. “But it is much more common to see this kind of night life during Ramadan in Westernized Arab countries,” he adds.
Hurry Sundown: Ramadan in Cairo
(The New York Times)
January 3, 2010


AUC Egyptology Professor on the Destruction of Helwan
Professor Salima Ikram calls for a public outcry in Egypt to help stop the destruction of Helwan, which she describes as one of the most important archaeological sites in the north.
Helwan, Egypt: Linking History
(Bikya Masr)
January 1, 2010


Op-ed by Dean Nabil Fahmy on American Politics
Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, discusses Obama’s presidency, the Egyptian-American relationship and political conflicts in the Middle East.
Obama's Legacy -- Seven Years from Now
(Al Ahram Weekly)
December 31, 2009


AUC Professor on Women Empowerment
Professor Hania Sholkamy comments on how women changed over the past 30 years, saying that nowadays women care more about materialistic things like clothes and economic status, which Sholkamy views as a huge threat facing the Egyptian society.
Women were Stronger 30 Years Ago, Says Panel
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 27, 2009


AUC Professor on Newly Established Egyptian News Site
Professor Naila Hamdy comments on the newly established news Web site, El Koshary Today, which believes it would not have survived if it was published in Arabic.
Money Back if Your Bride's Not a Virgin? You Can’t Believe what’s on this Site
(The National)
December 23, 2009


AUC Instructor Launches First Free E-Publishing Services
Marwa Rakha, marketing instructor at AUC and author of the book , The Poison Tree: Planted and Grown in Egypt, launches the first-free e-publishing service in Egypt after making her book available for download on her personal website.
Egypt’s Free E-Book Publishing
(Bikya Masr)
December 23, 2009


European Union Tempus Grant Awarded to AUC
For the third consecutive year, AUC has been selected as a recipient of the European Union Tempus grant. The proposal, Leadership in Higher Education Management, focuses on how to improve the way higher education institutions in the Mediterranean region operate.
AUC Receives EU Tempus Grant
(AUC News and Events)
December 15, 2009


AUC Professor on Arabic Use of the Internet
Professor Rasha Abdulla notes that despite the fact that there are about 300 million Arabs, Arab content on the Web is only one percent of the global content, which she describes as “abysmal.”
Egypt Puts Archives on Web to Boost Arabic Content
(Reuters)
December 14, 2009


IHRL Fellow on Egypt’s Policy Towards Migrants
Michael Kagan, senior fellow in human rights law at AUC, argues that Egypt is more concerned about migrants leaving the country than migrants entering. He notes, “It becomes an irritant in Egypt’s most sensitive bilateral relationship … And when more people come, the Israelis complain to Egypt.”
Refugees Set their Sights on Israel
(The National)
December 11, 2009


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Upcoming Presidential Elections
Professor Walid Kazziha states that it is unlikely that Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and a member of AUC's Board of Trustees, will seek the presidency in Egypt in 2011.
Tough Election Challenge to Mubarak Unlikely in 2011
(Telegraph)
December 9, 2009


AUC Provost on American Scholars Working Abroad
Provost Lisa Anderson, who left Columbia University to work at AUC, talks about American scholars who leave the United States to make careers in foreign universities. Anderson notes that she has recruited 36 American professors during her first year at AUC.
Globe-Trotting Academics Find New Career Paths
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
December 6, 2009


AUC Pioneers Leading Research in Nanotechnology
Scientists at AUC are currently engaged in ground-breaking research in nanoscience and technology-oriented fields that are expected to change the way we live our lives in the near future.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 6, 2009


Feature on DDC’s Efforts Towards Sustainable Development
DDC Director Richard Tutwiler discusses the necessity to utilize the desert land to solve the problems of rural unemployment, urban overcrowding and food security.
Deserted Development
(Business Today)
December 1, 2009


AUC Professor on the Egyptian Mau
AUC Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram talks about how ancient Egyptian viewed cats, describing them as sacred and practical creatures.
Feline Fads
(Egypt Today)
December 1, 2009


AUC Professor on the Problems of Education in Egypt
Professor Madiha El Safty believes that education in Egypt is more focused on memorizing than on free thinking, noting that the Egyptian and the Arab culture do not encourage people to think freely, instead they are “molded into certain forms and frameworks.”
Harnessing Darwin to Push an Ancient Intellectual Center to Evolve
(The New York Times)
November 25, 2009


AUC Professor on Human Rights
Professor Nagla Rizk believes that discussions on human rights and freedom of expression in developing countries involves some risks.
One (Almost) Happy Multi-stakeholder Family at the Annual Internet Governance Forum
(Intellectual Property Watch)
November 24, 2009


AUC Professor on Violence Against Women
Professor Madia El Safty notes that domestic violence against women in Egypt is quite high, but women do not file reports. “There is reluctance … and violence remains underreported and under-registered,” she said.
Social Stigma, Finances: Obstacles in the Elimination of Violence Against Women
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 24, 2009


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Political Instability
Professor Ahmed Kamaly believes that the recent economic growth did not benefit the average Egyptian citizen; instead it deepened the gap between the rich and the poor.
Egypt Hit by Wave of Strikes and Protests
(World Socialist Web Site)
November 23, 2009


AUC Professor on Real Estate Investments in Egypt
At the Global Trade Matters Real Estate Egypt conference, Professor Basil Kamel discussed future market possibilities for real estate in Egypt, suggesting building a city similar to the development of El Gouna resort in Sinai, which is accessible "not only to A level clients, but also B and some C levels," he said.
Egypt Real Estate: Nowhere to Go But Up, Say Experts
(Zawya)
November 22, 2009


Nabil Fahmy on Middle East Peace Process
Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Public Affairs, published an op-ed discussing the necessary requirements to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Middle East Peace Process…An Honest Stand
(Al Shorouk)
November 20, 2009


AUC Professor on Egyptian-Algerian Tension
Professor Said Sadek believes that the Egyptian and Algerian politicians used soccer “to whip up patriotic sentiment.”
Aftermath of Egyptian Football Loss to Algeria Raises Tensions
(Voice of America)
November 20, 2009


AUC Professor on the Advertising Effects on Egypt’s Soccer Fans
Professor Hani Henry, assistant professor and head of AUC’s psychology department, notes that the advertising campaigns had significant effects on the Algerian and Egyptian soccer fans, where they used conditioning and suggestibility mechanisms to alter their state of consciousness.
Football Mania or Advertising Frenzy?
(Al Masry Al Youm, English)
November 19, 2009


AUC Professor on the Killing of Migrants
Michael Kagan, senior international human rights law fellow at AUC, denounces the use of live ammunition to shoot people claiming that it is unjustifiable.
Crossing into Israel, African Migrants Dodge Egyptian Bullets, Israeli Jail Threat
(The Christian Science Monitor)
November 14, 2009


AUC Professor on High Divorce Rates
Professor Madiha El Safty notes that the reason behind the high divorce rates in Egypt has nothing to do with religion; instead it is because of the Egyptian culture, which is very male-dominated.
'Let's Talk about Sex, Divorce' in Egypt
(CNN)
November 11, 2009


Feature on AUC’s Egyptology Professor
Salima Ikram’s work on ancient Egypt, animal mummification and Egyptian funerary archaeology has gained wide recognition in both local, regional and international media.
Dr. Salima Ikram: A Pakistani Queen of Ancient Egypt
(All Things Pakistan)
November 9, 2009


AUC Professor to Participate in International Meeting to Discuss Investment Opportunities in Morocco
Professor Stephen Everhart, associate dean of the School of Business, participates in an international meeting hosted by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Moroccan businessmen to explore global economic crisis implications and reflections on GCC and Morocco economies.
International Meeting for Gulf Investments in Morocco November 19th
(Eye of Dubai)
November 8, 2009


AUC Professor on Working Mothers’ Situation with the Outbreak of H1N1
Professor Madiha El Safty believes that the absences and leaves of working mothers will escalate in the coming period and the government will not take any action towards it. She notes that "women's work is not a top priority."
What about the Working Mothers?
(Al Ahram Weekly)
November 5, 2009


AUC Vice Provost Named Editor-in-Chief of International Statistical Review
Professor Ali S. Hadi, AUC’s vice provost, director of graduate studies and research and director of the Actuarial Science Program, was elected editor-in-chief of the International Statistical Review (ISR), a flagship journal that provides a comprehensive view of work in statistics.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 3, 2009


Salima Ikram Featured in National Geographic
Professor Salima Ikram has been featured in the cover story of National Geographic discussing Egypt's Kharga Oasis.
In Egypt's Kharga Oasis, Archaeologists Uncover Lost Worlds
(National Geographic)
November 1, 2009


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Presidential Succession
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on Egypt’s presidential succession noting that Gamal Mubarak will have to face many challenges if he wants to become the next president.
Political Uncertainty Hurts Economy
(Emirates Business, 24/7)
October 29, 2009


AUC Professor Honored as Man of the Year for Environment and Development
Professor Salah Arafa has been selected Man of the Year for Environment and Development by the Society of Writers on Environment and Development.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 27, 2009


AUC Professor on Israeli Boycott
Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer talks about the Egyptian media boycott of Israel claiming that is an “un-serious” approach to the problem, as the government continues to have active trade relations with Israel.
Israel's 'Cold' Peace With Egypt, Jordan Grows Chillier
(NPR)
October 26, 2009


AUC Dean of the School of Public Affairs on Nuclear Disarmament
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy discusses the importance of nuclear disarmament on a TV show on Egyptian Channel 1.
Nuclear Disarmament
(Warak Al Ahdas Program, Egyptian Channel 1)
October 21, 2009


AUC Professor on Damietta’s Political Influence
Professor Sharif Elmusa co-writes an op-ed on Damietta’s recent protests where he believes may mark a turning point for environmental mobilization in Egypt.
Damietta Mobilizes for Its Environment
(Middle East Report Online)
October 21, 2009


AUC Professor on Repressed Sexual Feelings
In an article about phone stalking in Egypt, Professor Said Sadek relates this phenomenon to a bigger problem related to repressed sex in the Egyptian society which manifests itself in many forms.
Phone Stalkers Torment Egypt Women
(BBC News)
October 19, 2009


AUC Professor Researches on Object-Oriented Philosophy
The Chronicle of Higher Education refers to Professor Graham Harman’s research on object-oriented philosophy.
Creature Consciousness
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
October 18, 2009


Feature on AUC Professor Osman Andrew Young
Osman Andrew Young, art instructor at AUC, adds “digital enhancement, psychedelic colors and a pop perspective” to Islamic calligraphy.
Artist Adds Fresh Touch to Calligraphy
(The National)
October 18, 2009


AUC Selected to Pilot Indicators for Entrepreneurial Learning in Higher Education
AUC has been selected by the European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Union’s specialist agency for promoting human capital development, to pilot a set of indicators for promoting entrepreneurial learning in higher education.
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(AUC News and Events)
October 12, 2009


AUC Professor on President Barack Obama Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
Professor Manar Al Shorbagy questions the rationale behind President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize highlighting the fact that he was nominated only one month after taking office.
Al Shorbagy: Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize for Reasons that Do Not Exist
(Al Youm Al Sabe')
October 9, 2009


AUC Professor on President Barack Obama Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
Professor Walid Kazziha believes that President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize was very soon, describing it as “a payoff before delivery.”
Mideast Hopes Prize Spurs Obama to Fulfil Pledge to Muslims
(Zawya)
October 9, 2009


AUC Professor on President Barack Obama Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
Professor Said Sadek argues that Obama “delivered zero when it comes to peace in the international arena.”
Some in Mideast Unimpressed by Obama's Actions
(Voice of America)
October 9, 2009


AUC's Professor of Egyptology on Egypt's Animal Cults
Egyptology Professor Salima Ikram talks about the secrets of Egypt's enduring animal adoration where Egyptians used to believe that animals were born as gods' creatures.
Salima Ikram Shares the Secrets of Egypt's Animal Cults
(Heritage Key)
October 8, 2009


AUC Professor on Economic Growth
Professor Ahmed Kamaly's study on economic growth revealed that the average Egyptian citizen has been shut out of the country’s economic revival.
Waiting for a Trickle
(Business Today)
October 1, 2009


DDC and Aga Khan Foundation Beautify Al Azhar Park
AUC's Desert Development Center and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, part of the Aga Khan Development Network, created a cooperative partnership to grow plants for Al Azhar Park in Cairo.
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(AUC News and Events)
September 30, 2009


AUC Research on Social and Political Marginalization
Habib Ayeb, a researcher at AUC’s Social Research Center, conducted a research study on marginalities inviting a number of prominent scholars to a workshop exploring the issue and offering solutions.
Defining Marginalization
(Al Masry Al Youm, English Edition)
September 29, 2009


The School of Public Affairs Sponsors Talk on Nuclear Non-Proliferation
As part of the Cairo Regional Meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Public Affairs, organized a talk focusing on the challenges that nuclear weapons pose to stability, particularly in the Middle East.
Regional Nuclear Meeting to Kick off in Cairo
(Kuwait News Agency)
September 27, 2009


AUC Professor on Violence in Honduras
AUC professor Adrienne Pine comments on the ongoing violence in Honduras describing it as "all going in one direction – it’s from the state against the people of Honduras."
Ongoing violence in Honduras Recalls Pinochet’s Chile
(Russia Today)
September 23, 2009


AUC Dean of the School of Public Affairs on Nuclear Nonproliferation
As President Obama prepares to chair a UN Security Council meeting on nuclear nonproliferation, Ambassador Nabil Fahmy writes on the role the Security Council can play in changing the way the world deals with the nuclear issue.
A Clear Path Forward for the UN on Nuclear Disarmament
(The Huffington post)
September 22, 2009


AUC Research Study on Typing Arabic
A recent AUC study found that 78 percent of Arab Internet users never typed in Arabic.
More than Idle Chatter: How Yamli Saved Arabic Online
(The National)
September 19, 2009


AUC Professor on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Professor Ezzedin Choukri-Fishere believes that for a “real peace process, the U.S. administration has to lay out a vision for the final status and then force the parties to react to it."
U.S. Envoy says Hopes to Finalize Settlement Deal
(Ashark Al Awsat)
September 14, 2009


AUC Professor on Israeli Settlements
Professor Walid Kazziha notes that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with President Hosni Mubarak is aimed to “ease pressure on Israeli settlement issue.”
Egyptian President Meets Israeli Leader to Discuss Settlements, Prisoner Release
(Voice of America)
September 13, 2009


Rick Tutwiler on the Nile Delta
Desert Development Center Director Rick Tutwiler comments on the situation of the Nile Delta calling it "a perfect storm."
Nile Delta: 'We are Going Underwater. The Sea will Conquer our Lands'
(Guardian )
August 21, 2009


AUC Professor on Mubarak’s Recent Visit to Washington
Professor Abdullah al-Ashaal comments on Mubarak’s recent visit to Washington saying that Egyptians will 'tune out' as the political agenda is not directly related to them.
What Egyptians Want from Washington
(Al Jazeera English)
August 19, 2009


Abdallah Al-Ashaal Comments on Massive Iraqi Bombings
AUC Professor Abdallah Al-Ashaal comments on the multiple explosions in the Iraqi capital that killed 95 people and wounded at least 310 others emphasizing that the situation in Iraq poses a dilemma for both the Iraqis and the United States.
Baghdad Blasts Kill 95
(Voice of America)
August 19, 2009


AUC Professor on Political Instability in Egypt
Professor Said Sadek reveals his concerns regarding Egypt’s political instability which “could be exploited by hardline groups and politicians across the region that oppose U.S. influence in the region.”
Egypt, US Ponder Post-Mubarak Egypt
(Voice of America)
August 17, 2009


AUC Professor Selected to Serve on World Bank and the IMF
Professor of finance at the American University in Cairo and Egypt’s former minister of finance, Medhat Hassanein has been selected to serve on the Joint Committee on the Remuneration of Executive Directors and their Alternates (JCR) of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
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(AUC News and Events)
August 15, 2009


AUC Professor on Unemployment, Poverty and Conflict in the Middle East
AUC Professor Bahgat Korany and one of the main writers of the Arab Human Development Report believes that there should be a link between leaders and society to help solve critial problems in the Arab world.
UNDP: Poverty, Conflict Inhibit Arab Development
(Voice of America)
July 31, 2009


AUC Professor on the Level of Religiosity in Egypt
Professor Samer Soliman believes that Egypt is one of the most religious countries in the world since the 1960s.
Egypt Debates True Meaning of Faith
(The National)
July 25, 2009


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy Comments on the Recent Non-Aligned Movement
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Public Affairs, discusses the actions that the Non-Aligned Movement should undertake to achieve its mission.
How the Non-Alignment Movement Regains its Glory?
(Al Ahram)
July 18, 2009


AUC Professor Comments on Iran’s Stance on Israel and Nuclear Weapons in The Christian Science Monitor
Professor Hussein Amin notes that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is favored among Egypt’s middle and lower classes – especially the pious – however, he is disliked by most of the elite.
Has Ahmadinejad Lost his Global Following?
(The Christian Science Monitor)
July 14, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on Darfur
Professor Hamid Ali co-writes an op-ed on sustaining peace in Darfur.
Creating Conditions for Sustainable Peace in Darfur
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 12, 2009


AUC Professor Comments on Egypt's Political System in The New York Times
Political Science Professor Mustapha Al Sayyid notes the system is highly personalized and who will become the next president may be decided by a small group of individuals.
Egyptians Looking for Clues about their President’s Plans
(The New York Times)
July 9, 2009


Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on Egypt’s Political Stability
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Public notes that political problems in Egypt must be solved in parallel with its economic woes.
'What is Going on Right Now is a Crime Against the Country'
(The Jerusalem Post)
July 8, 2009


Op-ed by Ambassador Nabil Fahmy
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, dean of AUC’s School of Public Affairs, publishes an op-ed on the G8 Summit.
Call for Democratization to Unite Industrial Countries
(Al Ahram Al Iktissadi )
July 6, 2009


AUC Establishes School of Business, Names Sherif Kamel as its New Dean
AUC announces the establishment of a School of Business – the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East – as well as naming its founding dean. The school is being established to develop and enhance the capacity of individuals, firms and communities to build value and create prosperity in Egypt and around the world.
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(AUC News and Events)
July 5, 2009


Professor Abdallah Schleifer Comments on the Current Situation of Egypt’s TV Sector
Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer comments on Egypt’s TV sector noting that competition is increasing, but it requires less bureaucracy and it needs to become more daring and independent from the state.
Strong Minister Anas El Fiqi … Is Egypt Providing a Strong Media?
(Al Youm Al Sabe')
July 2, 2009


AUC Professor Interviewed on NPR on the Use of Arabic on the Internet
Professor Rasha Abdulla reveals that less than one percent of the content on the Internet is written in Arabic, which she notes is “dismal.”
Search Engine Helps Users Connect in Arabic
(NPR)
June 30, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on Iran’s Recent Elections
AUC Professor Gamal Sultan writes an op-ed on the recent Iranian presidential elections and the crisis Iran is currently facing.
Iran is in Crisis; So is the Middle East
(Saudi-US Relations Information Service)
June 26, 2009


Desert Development Center Featured on BBC
In a three part documentary series, BBC explores climate change issues in the African deserts featuring AUC’s Desert Development Center.
The Greening of the Deserts
(BBC )
June 24, 2009


AUC Professor Comments on Women's Roles in The New York Times
Professor Madiha el-Safty comments on women's roles and rights in the Egyptian society, highlighting deeper cultural problems.
Covered Up, and Harassed, in Cairo
(The New York Times)
June 23, 2009


C-1 World Dialogue Discussed at AUC
Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer organized a press conference at AUC inviting Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gooma to discuss the new global initiative for a new Muslim-West dialogue of civilizations.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 22, 2009


Op-ed by Dean of the School of Public Affairs Nabil Fahmy
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy publishes an op-ed on how to develop the Arab youth.
Initiative for Youth
(Al Ahram Al Iktissadi)
June 15, 2009


AUC Faculty, Students and Administrators React to Obama’s Speech in Cairo
The local and international media spoke with AUC faculty, students and administrators on the recent visit and speech by U.S. President Barack Obama.
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(AUC News and Events)
June 4, 2009


Egyptian Dissident Speaks Out After 'Fire-Bomb' Incident
Professor Hussein Amin comments on oppositionist Ayman Nour's recent attack.
Egyptian Dissident Speaks Out After 'Fire-Bomb' Incident
(The Christian Science Monitor)
May 26, 2009


AUC Professor on Child Abuse in School
AUC Professor Muhammad Sarag comments on the harmful punishments children receive in schools saying that according to Shari’a, “a child committing an offense is not liable for punishment.”
A Painful Education in the Middle East
(The Media Line)
May 18, 2009


AUC Professor on Health Care Spending
Professor Samer Suleiman comments on the budget allocation towards health care spending arguing that the role of the Doctors' Syndicate in calling for improved healthcare spending is undermined by “political polarization and attempts to control the syndicate by the regime and the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Rights Report Calls on Government to up Health Spending
(Daily News, Egypt)
May 13, 2009


AUC Professor on Israeli Peace Talks
AUC Professor Ezzedin Choukri-Fishere believes it is important that Israeli prime ministers first meet with leaders in the Arab region before heading to Washington for peace talks.
Netanyahu Softens Talk on Egypt Visit
(The Star)
May 11, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the Tension Between Egypt and Hizbullah
Professor Gamal A. G. Soltan comments on the current tension between Egypt and Hizbullah stating that it was a crisis that was meant to happen many years ago.
Between Egypt and Hizbullah, a Crisis just Waiting to Happen
(The Daily Star, Lebanon)
May 11, 2009


AUC Professor on Egypt’s Relation with Iran
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on Egypt’s relation with Iran especially after Robert Gates’ visit to Egypt to ensure that new diplomatic approaches will not “compromise Arab security interests.”
Gates Soothes Nerves over Iran
(The National)
May 11, 2009


AUC Professor on Obama's Visit to Egypt
Professor Jerry W. Leach, director of Prince Al Waleed Center for American Studies comments on President Barack Obama’s visit to Egypt.
Director of the American Research Center at AUC: Obama’s Choice to Visit Cairo is Part of his Initiative to Improve Muslim Relations
(Al Masry Al Youm)
May 10, 2009


Presentation and Discussion on Global Warming’s Effect on the Nile Delta
Professor Jerry W. Leach, director of Prince Al Waleed Center for American Studies, delivered a lecture on the principle impacts of global warming and the threats it imposes on the Nile Delta.
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(AUC News and Events)
May 7, 2009


AUC Professor on an Excavating Mission
Salima Ikram, Egyptology professor at AUC, excavates a little hole in Umm el-Dabadib temple revealing the buried structure of an Egyptian-style temple.
North Kharga Oasis Survey
(National Geographic)
May 7, 2009


AUC Alumnus, Faculty and Students in a PBS Report about Egypt
Great Decisions, the award winning television series broadcast on PBS stations in the United States, interviewed AUC professors, students and alumni, including the former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, and award-winning syndicated columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, Mona Eltahawy.
From Pharaohs to Facebook: Egypt Today
(Great Decisions, PBS)
April 26, 2009


AUC Professor on a New Islamic Channel
Professor Said Sadek comments on the new satellite channel launched in Egypt claiming to be the first Islamic MTV saying that these type of channels may confuse young Muslim’s identity and causes schizophrenia.
A Satellite Channel has Launched in Egypt Claiming to be the First Islamic MTV
(BBC News)
April 26, 2009


AUC Professor on Recent Discoveries in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings
Professor Salima Ikram comments on the recent KV63 discoveries in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings which sheds new light on the importance of the embalming tools to the ancient Egyptians.
Science Channel to Air Mummification of Pharaohs
(Media News International)
April 23, 2009


Feature on Recent Paintings by AUC Professor
AUC Professor Shems Friedlander displays a new collection of his paintings "Wings of Speech" which indicates “wings in the context of human aspiration and spiritual growth — that one wing is knowledge and the other wisdom.”
Wings of Speech: Recent Paintings by Shems Friedlander
(Daily News, Egypt)
April 15, 2009


Feature on Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer’s House in Fayoum
AUC Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer is the founder of the AUC's Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research and a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than 40 years.
East Meets Middle East, Outside Cairo
(New York Times)
April 9, 2009


Interview with U.S. Public Diplomacy Head in Adham Center's Virtual Newsroom
Seven Egyptian bloggers conducted a “virtual” interview with James Glassman, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, in the Virtual Newsroom created in the internet community Second Life for AUC’s Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research.
The Business of Brand America
(The Yale Globalist)
April 9, 2009


Barbara Ibrahim on the Culture of Exclusion
Barbara Ibrahim, founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, conducted a research discussing the culture of exclusion towards youth in the Arab world's most populous country.
Scholars Discuss Arab Youth in Cairo
(Daily News, Egypt)
April 7, 2009


AUC Professor on U.S. President Barack Obama’s Speech
AUC Professor Ezzedine Choukri comments on U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on America's relationship with the Muslim community, saying “that that we'll have no more stereotypes about good guys and bad guys. Instead, we'll deal with issues, and involve different countries in dealing with them.”
Obama Reducing Tensions with Muslim Nations
(Globe and Mail)
April 7, 2009


AUC Professor on the Recent Advertising Campaigns by the Egyptian Government
Professor Hussein Amin comments on the National Democratic Party’s advertising campaigns calling them “unique” and reflect “an American-type media success story.”
Egypt’s National Democratic Party Knows how to Advertise
(Menassat)
March 30, 2009


Feature on AUC's Desert Development Center
Feature on the goals and progress of the Desert Development Center which aims to improve the overall well-being of Egyptians living in desert areas and ensure Egypt's sustainable development.
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(AUC News and Events)
March 27, 2009


AUC Professor on Tension on the Sinai Peninsula
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on the tension present in the Sinai Peninsula describing it as a place that has been treated like it is “under military administration.”
What to do with Egypt's Wanderers
(Global Post)
March 26, 2009


Feature on AUC Professor Osman Andrew Young
Feature on Osman Andrew Young, adjunct faculty in the performing and visual arts department, on his magnificent calligraphy work.
Pop Calligraphy
(Daily News, Egypt)
March 23, 2009


AUC Professor on U.S. President Barack Obama’s Attempts to Reach Out to Muslims
Professor Lawrence Pintak discusses U.S. President Barack Obama’s attempts to bridge the gap between the East and West by reaching out to Muslims, saying that the Obama administration still has to “follow up with real engagement.”
Obama Starts Well with Muslims But Must Do More
(The Christian Science Monitor)
March 16, 2009


AUC Professor on the Power of the Internet
Professor Lawrence Pintak talks about the power and the future of the Internet discussing its challenges, credibility and influence.
Power of the World Wide Web (Part I)
(Al Jazeera English)
March 15, 2009


AUC Professor on the Power of the Internet
Professor Lawrence Pintak talks about the power and the future of the Internet discussing its challenges, credibility and influence.
Power of the World Wide Web (Part II)
(Al Jazeera English)
March 15, 2009


AUC Professor on Palestinian Factions Fatah and Hamas
Professor Ezzedine Choukri comments on the reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas.
Palestinian Factions Meet in Effort to Strike Unity
(Globe and Mail)
March 11, 2009


AUC Professor on Global Financial Crisis
AUC Professor Eskandar Tooma talks about the current financial environment and its impact on the region as well as the strategic steps required to minimize risk and maximize the opportunities present today.
Etisalat Hosts Seminar on 'Making Sense of The Financial Crisis'
(AMEInfo)
March 5, 2009


AUC Professor on U.S. Aid for Palestinians
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Egypt with the $900 million U.S. aid for the Palestinians.
What Clinton Brings to Egypt
(Global Post)
March 2, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the Israeli Occupation
Professor Ezzedine Choukri Fishere writes an op-ed on imposing effective, targeted sanctions against the Israeli occupation.
Time for Sanctions
(Al Ahram Weekly)
February 26, 2009


Research on Nanotechnology at AUC
AUC organizes a conference in collaboration with private and public institutions to promote nanotechnology research.
Funded by the EU: Marketing Egyptian Universities’ Research on Nanotechnology
(Al Mal)
February 26, 2009


AUC Professor on Restructuring the TV and Radio Sector
AUC Professor Hussein Amin presented a proposal to the Ministry of Information aiming to restructure and develop the TV and Radio sector.
Hussein Amin: The Reconstructing Plan Includes Solutions for Untrained Employees
(Al Masry Al Youm)
February 24, 2009


AUC Professor on Egypt-Iran Relations
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on the anti-Iranian organization aiming to base its new headquarters in Egypt - arguing that this could terminate any reconciliation efforts between both countries.
Anti-Iran Group Seeks Base in Egypt
(The Jerusalem Post)
February 22, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Advisory Trustee and AUC Professor on the Selection of the Appropriate Media to Convey U.S. President Messages
Lawrence Pintak, director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research, and William Rugh, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Public Diplomacy and an advisory trustee at AUC, discuss the credibility of U.S. presidents when choosing the appropriate media channel to convey their message to the world.
The Murrow Option
(Daily News, Egypt)
February 17, 2009


AUC Professor on Media Responsibility
Professor Hussein Amin stresses on the importance of self-regulation in the Arab media at the Dubai Conference for Launching the Ethical Journalism Initiative.
Call for UAE to Adopt Self-Regulation
(Khaleej Times)
February 4, 2009


AUC Professor on U.S. President Obama's Interview on Al-Arabiya TV
AUC Professor Lawrence Pintak comments on U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to be interviewed by the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel -- "The U.S. sees Al-Arabiya as a friendly Arab channel, whereas they see Al-Jazeera as confrontational."
Obama Tells Arabic Network US is 'Not Your Enemy'
(International Herald Tribune)
January 27, 2009


AUC Professor on Exporting Gas to Israel
AUC Professor Tarek Selim comments on the Egyptian government’s decision to export gas to Israel at cheap rates.
PA Postpones Israel Gas Exports Interpellation
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 26, 2009


AUC Professor on War Crimes Committed Against Gaza
Professor Abdullah Al-Ashal comments on the accusations of war crimes committed against Gaza by Israel.
War Crimes Convictions after Gaza?
(Al Jazeera English)
January 22, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on Media Coverage during the War on Gaza
AUC Professor Lawrence Pintak examines the coverage of the war on Gaza in the both the U.S. and Arab media -- "Balance is the goal of any quality news organization. But in the U.S., the quest for balance in this complex and highly-charged conflict has sometimes seemed contrived."
Borderless Journalism in Gaza
(Columbia Journalism Review)
January 22, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the War on Gaza
AUC Professor Elna Sondergaard writes about the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian population in Gaza during the last weeks which have entailed numerous violations of basic norms of international law.
Time for Trial
(Tehran Times)
January 21, 2009


Op-ed by AUC Professor on the War on Gaza
AUC Professor Kareem M. Kamel discusses Egypt’s role in the Middle East and the nature of its relationship with Israel and the West.
Egypt's Policy in Gaza
(Islam Online)
January 20, 2009


AUC Professor on Criminal Court Verdict against Rapists
Professor Madiha El Safty comments on the death sentence against 10 men after they were convicted of kidnapping and gang raping a woman.
Landmark Verdict Hands 10 Rapists Death Penalty
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 12, 2009


AUC Professor Inaugurated President of The Arab American Association of Communication Educators
Naila Hamdy, chair and assistant professor of the journalism and mass communications (JMC) department at AUC was inaugurated president of the Arab American Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE).
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(AUC News and Events)
January 10, 2009


AUC Professor on Islamic Sheikhs
Professor Hussein Amin comments on the new generation of young Islamic preachers.
Preaching Moderate Islam and Becoming a TV Star
(The New York Times)
January 2, 2009


AUC Professor on Privatizing Public Sector Firms
Professor Galal Amin and a group of economists, lawyers, and opposition MPs held a panel discussion criticizing the ruling party’s proposal to partially privatize some public sector firms through distributing free shares to citizens.
Panel Criticizes NDP Plans to Distribute Free Shares to Citizens
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 1, 2009


AUC Professor on the Arab Foreign Ministers' Meeting Regarding the Israeli Assault on Gaza
Professor Walid Kazziha believes that nothing practical came out of the Arab foreign ministers' meeting and that the meeting fell short of the expectations of the Arab people.
Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting Falls Short
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 1, 2009


AUC Professor on Israel’s Attacks on Gaza
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on Israel’s attacks on Gaza claiming that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama should take bold steps if he wants to restore U.S. influence in the Middle East; however, his silence does not suggest that he will do that.
Obama's Silence on Gaza Confirms Low Arab Expectations
(Reuters)
December 30, 2008


Lawrence Pintak Conducts Survey of Arab Journalists
Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research Lawrence Pintak and Jeremy Ginges of the New School for Social Research in New York surveyed 601 journalists in 13 Arab countries on their attitudes, values, views on international issues and much more.
Director of Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research Lawrence Pintak: Most Arab Journalists See their Primary Mission Driving Political and Social Reform
(Addestour)
December 28, 2008


AUC Professor on the Declining U.S. Dollar Currency
Professor Monal Abdel-Baki recommends Egypt to diversity its currencies.
Analysis: Egypt Should Diversify Reserve Currency, Says Expert
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 23, 2008


AUC Professor on the Power of Facebook
Professor Rasha Abdallah comments on the power of Facebook on the Egyptian political stream.
The Power of Facebook Takes New Shape in 2008
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 23, 2008


AUC Professor on New Forms of Advertising
Professor Sherine Fahmy notes that radio advertising is one of the best ways to reach a large demographic.
The Year in Advertising
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 23, 2008


AUC Report on Subsidized Products
An AUC report by Professor John Salevurakis providing background information on subsidies dating back to President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s era.
Targeting Subsidies Key to Efficiency
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 23, 2008


Op-ed by AUC Professor
Op-ed by Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on the shoe-throwing incident in Iraq.
Bush and the Flying Shoes
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 16, 2008


Study Conducted by The Center of Migration and Refugee Studies
Feature on the study conducted by The Center of Migration and Refugee Studies in coordination with Egypt's Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) on how and why Iraqis came to Egypt, their population profile, socio-economic conditions, and the main challenges they face.
Egypt: Lack of Income Main Problem for Iraqi Refugees
(IRIN Middle East)
December 11, 2008


AUC Professor on Asylum Seekers
Michael Kagan, senior fellow at the Department of Law, comments on the Egyptian law against migrants.
Dangerous Trek to Israel for African refugees
(San Francisco Chronicle)
December 7, 2008


AUC Professor Discusses Obama Victory’s Impact on the Middle East
Analyzing Barack Obama’s historical election win and his administration’s future relations with the Middle East was the topic of a recent lecture by Patrick Mason, acting director of AUC’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin AbdulAziz Alsaud Center for American Studies.
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(AUC News and Events)
December 6, 2008


AUC Professor on National Democratic Party Convention
AUC Professor and Director of the Egyptian Business History Research Center Abdel Aziz Ezz El Arab comments on the National Democratic Party reforms stating that they had no effect on the core of the Egyptian economy.
Conventional Wisdom
(Egypt Today)
December 1, 2008


AUC Conference Recommends New Direction for U.S.-Muslim Relations
AUC Professor Abdallah Schliefer discusses the policy report titled “Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World” -- signed by the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Leadership Group -- that calls on President-elect Obama to improve U.S.-Muslim relations.
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(AUC News and Events)
November 27, 2008


Feature on Professor Huda Lutfi's Art Exhibition
Arab and Islamic Civilizations Professor Huda Lutfi inaugurates her own art gallery called Zan’it al-Sittat, which explores the traditional precincts of women.
Diva Inspiration
(The National)
November 23, 2008


Survey Conducted by the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies on Iraqis in Egypt
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies conducted a survey revealing the economic hardships experienced by Iraqis living in Egypt.
Study on Iraqi Refugees “Fills Knowledge Gap”
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 18, 2008


AUC Professor on Refugees Crossing the Egyptian-Israeli Border
Michael Kagan, senior fellow at the Department of Law, comments on the recent killings of refugees trying to cross the Egyptian-Israeli border.
Human Rights Watch Faults Egypt's 'Shoot-to-Stop' Policy
(The Christian Science Monitor)
November 13, 2008


AUC Professor on the True Meaning of Islam
Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow Abdallah Schleifer discusses the true meaning of Islam and the inherent similarities between Christianity and Islam.
Islam isn't What you Think
(The Talk Radio News Service)
November 10, 2008


AUC Panel Discussion on Global Financial Crisis
AUC professors discuss how the global financial crisis will affect Egypt's economic status.
Prospect of Slowdown in Egypt Leaves More Questions than Answers
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 9, 2008


AUC Professor on U.S President's Role in the Middle East Peace Process
International Relations Professor Choukri-Fishere, co-opeds on the role of the new U.S. president in the Middle East peace process.
U.S. Should Take Lead in Middle East Peace Process
(Houston Chronicle )
November 8, 2008


AUC Professor on U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama
Political Science Professor Walid Kazziha looks at how new U.S. President Barack Obama's backgound should make him more responsive to the concerns of non-Americans.
Obama's Tone Welcome in Middle East, Change Needs Time
(Reuters)
November 6, 2008


Management Professor Sabry Al Shabrawy Discusses Egypt’s Resources in a Symposium in Alexandria
Professor Sabry Al Shabrawy spoke in a symposium at AUC discussing Egypt’s rich resources that are wasted by poor governance.
Professor Sabry Al Shabrawy: Egypt is a Rich Country, but it is Governed by Poor Policies
(Al Wafd)
November 2, 2008


Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond Flees Egypt for a New Project
After spending eight years at AUC — helping to develop a refugee studies program and starting a refugee legal aid organization, and, most recently, helping Iraqis who have fled their country — Harrell-Bond left AUC and Egypt for a new project.
Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond
(Egypt Today)
November 1, 2008


AUC Professor on Ibrahim Eissa's Presidential Pardon
Mass Communication Professor Naila Hamdy comments on the release of Ibrahim Eissa by presidential decree saying that it is a step forward for press freedom in Egypt.
Begging Your Pardon
(Egypt Today)
November 1, 2008


Jerry Leach on U.S. Presidential Elections 2008
Jerry Leach, director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Centre for American Studies at AUC, comments on the U.S. presidential candidates stating that Barak Obama is much stronger in his commitment and his announcements of what he will do are much more specific than John McCain.
Who do we want in the White House?
(Arabian Business.com)
October 26, 2008


AUC Professor on Salafis
AUC Professor Richard Gauvain comments on the rise of Salafis, an ultraconservative Islamic movement, in the Middle East.
Ultraconservative Islam on Rise in Mideast
(Washington Times)
October 25, 2008


Report Issued by The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies
The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a report on primary health care among Sudanese refugee and migrant communities in Cairo, focusing on avian and pandemic influenza preparedness.
EGYPT: Migrants the Weakest Link in Bird Flu Preparedness
(IRIN)
October 23, 2008


AUC Professor on Sexual Harassment
Political Science Professor Heba Raouf Ezzat comments on sexual harassment in Egypt and the recent case filed against a 30-year-old man.
In Cairo, a Groping Case Ends in a Prison Sentence
(The New York Times Blog, The Lede)
October 23, 2008


Heba Handoussa on the Global Financial Crisis
Heba Handoussa, economics professor at AUC, believes that the best way for Africa to attract foreign investors is to provide the private sector with a safer business environment.
Safe for Now
(Al Ahram Weekly)
October 23, 2008


Op-ed by Mona Makram Ebeid on U.S. Elections
Professor Mona Makram Ebeid opines in Al Ahram Weekly on her views on the U.S. Presidential Elections 2008.
Is the World Ready for a 'New' America?
(Al Ahram Weekly)
October 16, 2008


Ray Jureidini's Research on Violence Against Domestic Workers in Lebanon
An article on foreign workers in Lebanon cites a research study conducted by professor Ray Jureidini that reveals that 52 percent of domestic workers in Lebanon were verbally abused. Over 55 percent of workers interviewed worked more than 12 hours a day, with over 21 percent working more than 15 hours a day.
Rights Watchdog Blasts Abuse of Foreign Workers in Lebanon
(The Daily Star, Lebanon)
October 15, 2008


AUC Research Study on Women's Rights
A research study conducted by AUC titled 'Recent Reforms in Personal Status Laws and Women's Empowerment: Family Courts in Egypt,' investigates whether legal reforms have advanced women's rights. The 2008 study titled concluded that women need to be made aware of what this new legislation means and how justice can be accessed.
New Family Laws: A Success Story?
(Inter Press Service News Agency)
October 15, 2008


Barbara Ibrahim on Development Projects
Barbara Ibrahim, director of the John D Gerhart Centre for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, says that in the last eight years, they have identified five volunteer groups in Cairo alone. “This generation is stalled from working, from getting married. So they have no voice, no institutions. Some are responding by taking it in their own hands. One way is youth-founded organisations.”
Charity is the Spur for Restless Youth
(The National)
October 14, 2008


Barbara Harrell-Bond on the U.S. Refugee Program for Iraqis
After several complaints on the U.S. refugee program for Iraqis for turning away applicants, professor Barbara Harrell-Bond believes that the program is not fulfilling its mission which is to "honor American commitments to people who fought for them and risked their lives."
U.S. Turns Away Iraqi Allies
(The Washington Post)
October 8, 2008


Mona Makram Ebeid on New Channel Owned by Businessman Naguib Sawiris
Professor Mona Makram Ebeid welcomes the idea of a new channel owned by businessman Naguib Sawiris titled ON TV, saying that it would have a great role in reuniting the liberal stream in Egypt.
ON TV Kicks Off
(Daily News, Egypt)
October 7, 2008


AUC Professor and AUC Alumni Create New Band 'Maqam'
Daily News Egypt features new band titled "Maqam" created by AUC music professor Ahmed Saleh and lead singer Amina Khalil, an AUC theater major who starred in several productions such as “Guys and Dolls” and “The Fever Chart.”
Retro is the New Fusion
(Daily News, Egypt)
October 2, 2008


Hala Abdel Hak on Inclusive Education
Psychology Professor Hala Abdel Hak believes that inclusion education should start at nurseries. "The earlier the inclusion the less the need for structuring opportunities for its promotion.”
Experts Recommend Inclusive Education
(Daily News, Egypt)
October 2, 2008


AUC Professor on Egypt's Marriage Crisis
Sociology professor Mona Abaza comments on the reasons behind the marriage crisis in Egypt, citing not only economic problems but also a new consumer culture.
Egyptian TV Show Gives Away Homes
(BBC)
September 30, 2008


Saeed Sadek on Fasting in Ramadan
With the ongoing trend of Muslims not fasting in Ramadan, sociology professor Saeed Sadek believes that today people are frank about their beliefs and declare their true feelings about religion.
Ramadan: Not Fasting Becoming Less of a Taboo
(Daily News, Egypt)
September 23, 2008


Hoda Rashad on Poverty in Egypt
Hoda Rashad comments on the state of poverty in Egypt: “People in Egypt are still below the poverty line but they are becoming less poor and those who were once seriously under the poverty line are getting closer to it.”
Egypt Holds to its Inspiration and Plans to Fight Poverty
(Daily News, Egypt)
September 21, 2008


Galal Amin Blames Egypt's Misgovernance for Depression
Galal Amin, economics professor at AUC and author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, blames the misgovernance of the current regime, which has been in power since 1981 for the depression that Egyptians has been suffering from.
Artists Take Cue from Egypt’s Sombre Tone
(The National)
September 20, 2008


AUC Professor on the Meaning of Hijab
Sociology Professor Mona Abaza looks at how the hijab has transformed itself from a symbol of piety into a cultural mechanism, a political statement, and finally, a fashion trend.
The Multiple Shades of Hijab
(Al Jazeera English)
September 16, 2008


Provost Lisa Anderson on U.S. - Middle East Student Exchange Program
AUC Provost Lisa Anderson comments on the positive experiences by participants in the U.S. State Department's Youth Exchange and Study (YES), a program that sends teens from Muslim countries worldwide on one-year scholarships to high schools across the United States.
Muslim Students Say YES to the U.S.
(The Christian Science Monitor)
September 16, 2008


Barbara Harrell-Bond on Refugees and Migrants Crossing Egypt's Sinai into Israel
Barbara Harrell-Bond comments on Egypt's policy on using lethal force to prevent Darfurian refugees and other African migrants from crossing Egypt's Sinai desert into Israel.
Egyptian Policy Imperils Refugees, Migrants at Israel's Door
(The Washington Post)
September 12, 2008


Ezzedine Choukri Fishere Discusses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Ezzedine Choukri Fishere talks about the state of the Palestinian territory, arguing that "justice for Palestinians, including resolution of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees, can best be achieved after self-determination on the basis of the two-state solution."
A Palestinian State First
(Al Ahram Weekly)
September 11, 2008


Ray Jureidini's Research on Domestic Workers
A 2006 survey of 600 domestic workers in Lebanon conducted by Professor Ray Jureidini found 31 percent of the women saying that their employers did not allow them to leave the home.
Domestic Workers’ Deaths in Lebanon mostly from Suicides or Botched Escapes
(The Philippine Reporter)
September 4, 2008


AUC's Philanthropic Adviser on Charity
The National examines the role of charity and talks to Karim Shalaby, philanthropy adviser at AUC’s John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, who believes that there is a blooming of charitable foundations because people are now looking beyond simply giving money and have taken a higher level of responsibility for their giving.
Charity Begins at Home
(The National)
August 30, 2008


Commentary by AUC Faculty on Egypt's Relationship With Hamas
Gamal Soltan, visiting professor of political science, on Egypt's changing policy toward Hamas, the Middle East peace process and the need reconcile opposing Palestinian factions.
Containing Hamas is No Piece of Cake
(The Daily Star, Lebanon)
August 27, 2008


Professor Madiha El Safty on Sexual Frustration
Professor Madiha al-Safty believes that sexual harassment of women and rape is reaching unprecedented levels in Egypt. "If you are frustrated, there is the possibility that you take it out [through] violence," she said.
Spotlight on Egypt's Marriage Crisis
(BBC News)
August 12, 2008


AUC Faculty on New Upcoming Media Law
Journalism and mass communication department chair Naila Hamdy comments on a new draft law being prepared by the Egyptian government that will affect audio-visual media. If implemented, the law will set the standard for other Arab governments seeking to silence opposition voices on televisions and computer screens across the region.
Egypt faces new media censorship
(Al Jazeera.net)
August 7, 2008


Feature on Professor Salima Ikram
American Chronicle conducted an interview with Professor Salima Ikram to know more about Egyptology and her recent findings.
A Conversation with Doctor Salima Ikram
(American Chronicle)
August 6, 2008


Michael Kagan on Human Trafficking
Michael Kagan differentiates between human trafficking and the smuggling of refugees stating that, "None of the refugees who arrive in our offices recount incidents where they were involved in human trafficking."
Human Trafficking: The Case of Egypt
(Daily News, Egypt)
August 1, 2008


Philippe Fargues on Unemployment in Egypt
Philippe Fargues, director of AUC's Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, comments that unemployment in Egypt is more common among the educated and that 12-15 percent of college graduates are unemployed.
Young, Schooled, and Stuck
(The Huffington Post)
July 30, 2008


Op-ed by Emad El-Din Aysha on Terrorism and Religion
Emad El-Din Aysha discusses violent behavior and how people mistakenly relate it to religion.
The Totem-Symbol of Terrorism
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 28, 2008


Michael Kagan on Iraqi Refugees
Michael Kagan, senior fellow in human rights law at AUC, says that the U.S. government does not judge Iraqis on a case-by-case basis. Instead, they make broad generalizations about an applicant's involvement with the Iraqi government before the 2003 invasion.
Iraqis who Worked for Army Denied U.S. Entry
(San Francisco Chronicle)
July 27, 2008


AUC Research on Government Wages
Professors Doha Abdelhamid and Laila El-Baradei conducted a research on government wages, and the results revealed that government employees are dissatisfied with their wages and bonus system.
Not Even Minimum Wage
(Al Ahram Weekly)
July 24, 2008


Richard Tutwiler on Reclaiming Desert Land
Richard Tutwiler, director of the Desert Development Center at AUC, said that Egypt is establishing an estimated 200,000 acres of farmland in the desert each year, even as it loses 60,000 acres of its best farmland to urbanization. “It’s sand,” he adds. “It’s not the world’s most fertile soil.”
Mideast Facing Choice Between Crops and Water
(The New York Times)
July 21, 2008


Madiha El Safty on Marriage Expenses
Professor Madiha El Safty comments on marriage expenses: “Marriage in Egypt is definitely very costly, especially because there is a very strong tradition which dictates that the groom must provide many things which are most often beyond his current means.”
Marriage Costs Swell to Record High, Shows Study
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 18, 2008


First Business Research and Case Center in Middle East Based at AUC
Hisham El Khazindar, managing director of Citadel Capital, partnered with AUC management professors Ahmed Tolba and Eskander Tooma to found El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC).
New Research Center to Produce ‘Relevant’ Business Case Studies
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 15, 2008


Abdullah Schliefer on Barak Obama's Position Over Iraq
Abdullah Schliefer believes that Obama's position over Iraq would find backers in the Arab world as well as in Europe. "I think it will be appreciated in America as well."
Obama and McCain Spar Over Iraq
(Al Jazeera )
July 15, 2008


Madiha El-Safty on Divorce Rates
Madiha El-Safty believes that the image of the divorced woman has changed because more women are getting divorced, so there is more acceptance of it than before.
Divorced Women Receive Worse Treatment than Other Women, Says Study
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 14, 2008


Professor Nagla Rizk and Hany Henry on Egypt's Living Standards
Professor Nagla Rizk and Hany Henry comment on the results of the World Values Survey that state that Egypt ranked 74 in a study of global well-being.
Egypt Ranks 74th Happiest Country Globally, Reveals Study
(Daily News, Egypt)
July 7, 2008


Mohamed Al Rawy on Political Reform
Professor Mohamed Al Rawy discusses the importance of political and administration reform.
Political Reform is the Real Gate for Administration Reform in Egypt
(Al Badeel)
June 26, 2008


Samer Soliman on Citizenship
Samer Soliman argues that "it is useless to talk about citizenship if there are no organizations through which people could confront the state.”
Secular Copts Shift Focus from Church Reform to Citizenship
(Daily News, Egypt)
June 25, 2008


Lawrence Pintak Conducts Survey of Arab Journalists
Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research Lawrence Pintak and Jeremy Ginges of the New School for Social Research in New York surveyed 601 journalists in 13 Arab countries in North Africa, the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, on their attitudes, values, views on international issues and much more.
Survey Finds Arab Journalists Seek Democratic Change
(AUC News and Events)
June 15, 2008


AUC Experts on Egyptian Demographics
Director of the Center on Migration and Refugee Studies Philippe Fargues and Head of the Social Research Centre Hoda Rashad comment on the risks of demographic growth in Egypt.
Egypt Weighed Down by Population Woes
(AFP)
June 11, 2008


Joel Beinin on the Workers' Movement in Egypt
Director of the Middle East Studies Program Joel Beinin comments on the workers' movement in Egypt.
Egyptian Workers Wage 'Biggest Struggle since British Rule'
(Workers World)
June 8, 2008


Professor Fayza Heikal on Tharu
Professor Fayza Heikal comments on the remnants from Tharu, the largest known fortified city in ancient Egyptian.
Giant Fortress's Remains Found in Egypt
(National Geographic)
June 2, 2008


Hussein Amin and Lawrence Pintak on Egyptian Media
Lawrence Pintak, director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research, and Hussein Amin, chair of the mass communication department, comment on the status of Egyptian media.
Egypt Ups the Pressure on Satellite TV Programming
(San Francisco Chronicle)
May 27, 2008


Professor Hussein Amin on Arab Satellite Charter
Chair of the mass communication department Hussein Amin comments on the new Arab satellite charter: “The document is a very generous set of principles, it’s an open ended, not too detailed, charter.”
Egypt Satellite TV Operator in a Fix
(The National)
May 25, 2008


Salah El-Haggar on the Naga Hammadi Barrage
Salah El-Haggar comments on the success of the Naga Hammadi Barrage.
Nile Barrage Sets the Standard for Community Relations
(Daily News, Egypt)
May 23, 2008


Lawrence Pintak on the Emerging Arab Media
Arab journalists and writers gather in the UK for a conference on the emerging Arab media in global broadcasting and television; and to discuss the implications of such trends.
The Emerging Media of the Arab World
(British Satellite News )
May 23, 2008


Op-ed b Joel Beinin on Labor Strikes
Op-ed by Director of the Middle East Studies Program Joel Beinin on recent labor strikes.
Undermining Mubarak
(Middle East Online)
May 20, 2008


AUC Law Professor Selected as Carnegie Scholar
Assistant professor of law at The American University in Cairo (AUC) Amr Shalakany has been selected as a Carnegie Scholar by the prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York for his commitment to investigating new lines of research in modern Egyptian legal history.
Redefining Sharia Through a Study of Judicial History
(Daily News, Egypt)
May 19, 2008


Op-ed By Lawrence Pintak on Press Freedom
Op-ed by Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research Lawrence Pintak on the new Arab satellite broadcasting charter.
The Princess and the Facebook Girl
(Post Global, The Washington Post)
May 12, 2008


Lawrence Pintak on New Satellite Charter
Lawrence Pintak comments on the new satellite charter: “There is no argument that you need to have some kind of regulation of satellite channels. Anywhere, certainly in the Western world, there are regulations ... but those regulations are primarily focused around who’s got bandwidth and whose signal is interfering with whom."
Putting the Magic Bullet in Broadcasters
(Egypt Today)
May 11, 2008


Lawrence Pintak on New Satellite Broadcast Charter
Lawrence Pintak comments on the Satellite Broadcast Charter: "It is all a symptom of the same reality, that this government and others in the region refuse to back away from the big brother mentality when it comes to the media."
Arab TV Feels the Pinch of New Broadcast Limits
(The Christian Science Monitor)
May 2, 2008


Jerry Leach on the status of the U.S. Democratic Presidential Campaign
Director of the Center for American Studies Jerry Leach spoke about the status of the U.S. democratic presidential campaign. She believes that this year’s indicators favor a Democratic win.
Forget Iowa. What about the Egypt Vote?
(Egypt Today)
May 1, 2008


Joel Beinin on Labor Riots
Joel Beinin argued that the class character of the Brotherhood has changed in recent years and is now decidedly more working class. Beinin does not think that the recent wave of worker agitation is a cause of Brotherhood mobilisation.
Don’t Walk Like an Egyptian — Majed Akhtar
(Daily Times)
April 24, 2008


Ray Jureidini on Migration
Ray Jureidini conducted his research on the issue of domestic migrant workers in Lebanon and believes that there had been notable progress on the treatment of migrants and stressed the positive influence of the Catholic agency Caritas in detention centres.
Migration: Welcoming the Stranger is not Optional, Says WCC
(Standard Newswire)
April 17, 2008


Joel Beinin on the Bread Crisis
Joel Beinin believes that the bread crisis occurred due to many factors. Some are particular to Egypt, such as corruption in the distribution of subsidized wheat. Others have international roots.
Breadlines Symbolize Egyptians' Financial Woes
(NPR)
April 17, 2008


Ibrahim ElNur on Sudanese Refugees
According to Ibrahim ElNur, many war-driven Sudanese migrants have lost everything, but still want to pursue a better life and Egypt is not their first choice.
Sudanese Refugees Risk Death to Escape From Egypt to Israel
(Voices of America)
April 14, 2008


Professor Salima Ikram on Animal Mummies
Professor Salima Ikram delivered a lecture at the University of Tennessee on the increased research on animal mummies.
Animal Mummies Tell
(The Daily Beacon)
April 7, 2008


Professor Rabab Al Mahdi on April 6 Strike
Professor Rabab Al Madhi comments on the April 6 strike: "If this is a regime that wants to see solutions and wants to see alternatives, the first thing they should do is allow people to express themselves, not to take them in dozens."
A "Failed" Strike in Egypt and Mubarak's Enduring Image
(The Huffington Post)
April 7, 2008


Joel Beinin on the Labor Movement
Director of the Middle East Studies Center Joel Beinin comments on the large number of Egyptians who participated in the April 6 strike against rising food prices. “A lot of young kids and women took part, and actually a few of the women were quite militant and urging people to get into the middle of it."
Egyptian Workers Riot Over Rising Prices
(Associated Press)
April 7, 2008


Professor Walid Kazziha on China's Booming Economy
Professor Walid Kazziha comments on China becoming the main importer for oil from the Middle East.
Political Factors Complicate China's Clout in Mideast
(NPR)
April 4, 2008


Abdallah Schleifer on Egypt’s Grand Mufti
Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa: "He's been on the cutting edge of what young people are dealing with who are orthodox, or want to be, but are very influenced by the West."
Egypt's Grand Mufti Counters the Tide of Islamic Extremism
(U.S. News & World Report)
April 1, 2008


Naila Hamdy on “Fitna”
Professor Naila Hamdy on the controversial Dutch film Fitna: The film will not “go unnoticed by any means.”
Egypt's Grand Imam Warns of 'Severe Consequences'
(Mennasat)
March 28, 2008


Op-ed by Lawrence Pintak on Al Jazeera
Director of the Center for Electronic Journalism Lawrence Pintak discusses the Israeli boycott of the Qatari-based channel Al Jazeera. Post Global is a joint venture between Newsweek and the Washington Post, and is edited by David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria.
Ignoring Al Jazeera
(Post Global)
March 26, 2008


Former Director of LEAD Iman El Kaffass on Public Education
Iman El-Kaffass, who has recently signed on as director of outreach and student development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, believes that the public expects the government to fund education and there is a demand that “the government is incapable of meeting.”
Access and Equity: A Comparative Perspective
(Inside Higher Ed.)
March 18, 2008


Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed on the Muslim Brotherhood
More than 90 percent of Egyptian Islamist candidates have been prevented from registering for April local elections. Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed says that "The regime is already preparing for the 2011 presidential candidates, by trying to limit as much as possible the Muslim Brotherhood representation at the local level."
Egypt Bars 90 Percent of Islamist Hopefuls from Vote
(AFP)
March 16, 2008


Joel Beinin on Labor Movement
Professor Joel Beinin discusses the newfound labor movement and the role of women in labor strikes.
Egypt's Newfound Labor Movement
(Market Place)
March 6, 2008


Sherif Kamel on Egyptian Entrepreneurs
Sherif Kamel says that the process for setting up a business in Egypt nowadays just requires seven steps. "The bureaucracy, the red tape, has been dramatically minimized over the last maybe four or five years" he says.
Egyptian Start-Ups Battle Red Tape
(Market Place)
March 6, 2008


Op-ed by Mariz Tadros on Women's Movement in Egypt
Professor Mariz Tadros discusses the lack of a unified and visible women's movement in Egypt.
Egyptian Women's Groups are too Divided to Stand
(Daily Star, Lebanon)
March 4, 2008


Salima Ikram on Symbolic Passageways
Archaeologists have unearthed three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead among other ancient burial remains in a vast Egyptian graveyard. Salima Ikram believes that "such symbolic passageways were common features of most ancient Egyptian tombs of consequence."
Archaeologists Unearth "False Doors for the Dead" in Egypt
(The Cheers)
March 3, 2008


AUC Alum Moez Masoud Preaches “Contemporary” Islam
Critics call his message ‘Islam lite,’ but young Muslim televangelist Moez Masoud '01 sees himself as helping reclaim a religion that for too long has been controlled by angry fundamentalists.
What is 'Good Theology'?
(The Christian Science Monitor)
February 29, 2008


Professor of Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on US Elections
The Drudge Report website published a photo of Obama wearing a headdress and other Somali clothing which it alleges was sent by Clinton staff. Professor Abdallah Schleifer said the photograph seemed to be a "desperate" attempt to tarnish Obama's image in the US.
Obama Photo Triggers 'Smear' Row
(MWC News)
February 28, 2008


James J. Napoli on the Effect of Terrorism on Tourism in Egypt
"Tourism, one of Egypt's biggest sources of foreign currency, has suffered heavily in the past few years because of a spate of terrorist shootings and bombings," says James Napoli.
Panorama International Announces New Venture in Security Services for Resorts
(The Earth Times)
February 28, 2008


Hussein Amin on the New Broadcasting Charter
Hussein Amin, one of the drafters of the charter, believes that the new charter does not violate broadcasting freedom or freedom of expression.
Regulation or Restriction?
(Al Ahram Weekly)
February 27, 2008


Professor of Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on US Elections
The Drudge Report website published a photo of Obama wearing a headdress and other Somali clothing which it alleges was sent by Clinton staff. Professor Abdallah Schleifer said the photograph seemed to be a "desperate" attempt to tarnish Obama's image in the US.
Obama Plays Down Photo Row
(Al Jazeera English)
February 26, 2008


Salima Ikram on Symbolic Passageways
Archaeologists have unearthed three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead among other ancient burial remains in a vast Egyptian graveyard. Salima Ikram believes that "such symbolic passageways were common features of most ancient Egyptian tombs of consequence."
Archaeologists Unearth False Doors for the Dead in Egypt
(Thaindian News)
February 26, 2008


Op-ed by Joel Beinin on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Director of the Middle East Studies Program Joel Beinin writes a book review on "The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War" by James L. Gelvin.
Why Another History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?
(Monthly Review)
February 23, 2008


Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond on Refugees
Out of 48 refugees, including Darfuris expelled by Israel and arrested upon their arrival in Egypt in August, at least five were forcibly returned to Sudan and the rest have disappeared. “No one, literally no one, knows where they are,” says Barbara Harrell-Bond.
Tel Aviv Shelter is Cold Comfort for Refugees
(The Jewish Chronicle)
February 22, 2008


Professor Sameh Naguib on Labor Protests
At least 10,000 employees of Egypt’s biggest textile factory have protested against price hikes, demanding a sharp rise in the minimum wage nationwide. "This is the first time there’s a big workers’ demonstration for national demands," said Sameh Naguib.
Workers Protest in Egypt
(The Times)
February 19, 2008


Joshua Stacher on the Muslim Brotherhood
Joshua Stacher believes that “Unlike other Islamist organizations, such as Hamas or Hezbollah, the Brotherhood has no armed wing, and neither the U.S. Department of State nor the European Union considers it a terrorist group.”
Casey Sheehan Died for This?
(FrontPage Magazine)
February 18, 2008


Professor of Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on American Higher Education
Abdallah Schleifer believes that After Sept. 11, many parents became concerned about the environment their children would go into inside America, so they looked for an alternative and enrollment rates went up in existing schools. That was an incentive for American universities to reach out.
An American Education Abroad
(Columbia Missourian)
February 17, 2008


Ibrahim El Nur on the Darfur Crisis
Ibrahim El-Nur, an expert on Sudanese issues, says although the Egyptian government's position on Darfur is closer to that of Sudan's national government in Khartoum, Egypt has always maintained close relations with leaders in Southern Sudan, because they play an important role in bringing peace to Darfur.
Sudan's VP Meets with Egypt's Mubarak
(Voice of America)
February 13, 2008


Professor Ibrahim El-Nur on Darfur Crisis
Ibrahim El-Nur says although the Egyptian government's position on Darfur is closer to that of Sudan's national government in Khartoum, Egypt has always maintained close relations with leaders in Southern Sudan.
Sudan's VP Meets with Egypt's Mubarak
(Voices of America)
February 13, 2008


Lawrence Pintak on Broadcast Charter
Lawrence Pintak comments on the satellite broadcasting charter adopted by Arab governments to entrench state control over broadcasts and curtail political expression.
Arab Information Ministers Adopt Broadcast Charter
(Reuters)
February 12, 2008


Professor Lawrence Pintak on US Public Diplomacy
Lawrence Pintak looks at the US’s struggling efforts to resuscitate its public diplomacy infrastructure in the Middle East following the attacks of September 11.
Communication Breakdown: Losing the War of Ideas
(American Abroad Media)
February 11, 2008


Social Research Center Develops Pilot Program in Ain El Sira District
The Social Research Centre is developing, together with the Ministry of Social Solidarity of Egypt, a pilot program to be implemented in the Ain El Sira district in Cairo, one of the poorest in the city.
Family Purse for an Impoverished Neighborhood in Cairo
(ANBA)
February 8, 2008


Professor George Marquis on How to Write a Cover Letter
Professor George Marquis provides Business Today with tips on how to write a professional cover letter.
How to Write a Cover Letter
(Business Today)
February 1, 2008


Senior Fellow in Human Rights Michael Kagan on Refugees
Michael Kagan explains that despite Egypt hosting it’s fair share of refugees and its tolerance in past years, the new measures make it close to impossible for Iraqis to get into Egypt.
No Home Away from Home
(Egypt Today)
February 1, 2008


Professor Lawrence Pintak on US Elections
Lawrence Pintak, director of the Center for Electronic Journalism, comments on the US elections: “Places like Iowa are, in theory, the ultimate example of engaged democracy, where you have small groups of people sitting around in living rooms with candidates discussing issues and then ultimately voting for or against those candidates.”
Who Wants to Be the President
(Egypt Today)
February 1, 2008


Professor Lawrence Pintak on Free Press in the Middle East
Certain policy changes need to take place to achieve a free press in the Middle East. Lawrence Pintak points out that long-term training and education programmes for Arab journalists, and not just symbolic short conferences, is essential.
EU Should Deepen Commitment to Free Press in the Middle East
(EU Observer)
January 29, 2008


Walid Kazziha on Amr Moussa Assassination Attempt
Walid Kazziha believes that both the lack of information available and the “discovery” of the car bomb — which is a common form of assassination in Lebanon — indicate that the Amr Moussa assassination attempt was a “fabrication.”
Everyone’s a Suspect in Moussa Assassination Attempt, Say Experts
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 24, 2008


Professor Salima Ikram on New Discovery of Middle Class Tomb
Salima Ikram believes that a recently discovered tomb gives an insight into the strata of Egyptian society and a sense of the people who are not a part of the uppermost echelons.
Rare Middle-Class Tomb Found from Ancient Egypt
(Kazinform - Astana, Kazakhstan)
January 22, 2008


Op-ed by Lawrence Pintak on Arab Media
Lawrence Pintak looks back at a year of troubling trends for journalism in the Arab region.
Taking Stock: Arab Media in 2007
(ISN Security Watch, Zurich)
January 21, 2008


Nelly Hanna on Nasser's 90th Anniversary
Nelly Hanna comments on Nasser's 90th anniversary: "We wanted to make sure we marked it because many of us might not be around to celebrate his centenary."
Nasser at 90
(Alarabiya)
January 20, 2008


AUC and Scientific Research
According to a study by the Economic, Business and Social Research Center, AUC ranks 15the place in scientific research published internationally.
AUC Ranks 15th Place in Scientific Research
(Al Ahram Al Messaie)
January 20, 2008


Madiha El Safty on Unemployment
Madiha El Safty believes that the problem of unemployment is not related to the people seeking jobs but to the university certificates they acquired.
University Certificates are in Danger
(Al Messaeia)
January 17, 2008


AUC Research on Unemployment
The Social Research Center conducted a research study on unemployment proving that employment creates intimacy for the youth towards their country.
Social Research at AUC: "Give me a Job and I will Love You"
(Addestour)
January 17, 2008


Professor Manar El Shorbagy on US Relations with Iran
President Bush described Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and called on Arab allies to help curb the threat before it is too late, where Manar Shorbagy comments that "Iran is the country’s No. 1 trade partner."
Bush Mideast Speech Draws Cool Response
(McClatchy New Service)
January 13, 2008


Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond on Iraqi Refugees
Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond comments on the state of Iraqi refugees in Egypt stating that Iraqis have seen little help from the Egyptian government, which is hardly able to subsidize its own citizenry, and they are sometimes wrongly perceived by the Egyptian population as being wealthy and therefore self-sustaining.
EGYPT: Iraqi Refugee Return Driven by Lack of Money
(Reuters)
January 13, 2008


Walid Kazziha on Egyptian Group Arrested
Walid Kazziha commented on the arrest of 14 men who were planning to launch a series of attacks against Israel using an unmanned plane and homemade rockets.
Egyptian Group Allegedly Targeted Israel
(Daily News, Egypt)
January 13, 2008


Lawrence Pintak on Al Zawra TV
The Bush administration imposed financial sanctions on a satellite television operation in Syria that has outraged U.S. officials with broadcasts of attacks on Americans troops and calls to violence. Lawrence Pintak, however, said he believed sanctions were "at best, symbolic."
U.S. Levies Sanctions on Arab Channel
(Los Angeles Times)
January 10, 2008


Desert Development Center Experts on Abu-Minqar
Experts from the Desert Development Center comment on the reclamation project in Abu-Minqar, 404 miles southwest of Cairo.
Egypt "Greens" Deserts to Stem Housing, Food Shortages
(National Geographic)
January 8, 2008


Desert Development Center Research
AUC's Desert Development Center has rented a house in Abu Minqar, 404 miles southwest of Cairo, to study the village's social patterns.
Sahara Farming Village Struggles for Survival
(National Geographic)
January 8, 2008


Desert Development Center Experts on Abu-Minqar
Experts from the Desert Development Center comment on the reclamation project in Abu-Minqar, 404 miles southwest of Cairo.
Egypt Turns Desert Into Farmland
(National Geographic)
January 8, 2008


Professor Rabab el-Mahdi on Women's Sexual Status in Egypt
Rabab el-Mahdi says: "I don't think the sexual status of women has lagged behind other areas. There is discrimination against women in all areas."
The Virginity Dialogues
(Guardian Unlimited)
January 7, 2008


Al Jazeera and Saudi Arabia
Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer notes that "Qatar became immensely popular during the 2003 war, because of Jazeera — despite the fact that the planning for the war was all taking place at Centcom, in Qatar."
Al-Jazeera Treating Saudis with Kid Gloves
(Chicago Tribune)
January 5, 2008


Professor Mervat Abu Oaf on Industrial Training Center’s Advertising Campaign
Professor Mervat Abu Oaf notes that the advertising campaign shows that one job led to another job, which led to another job, and this is how one can achieve his/her dream.
Bridging the Gap
(Business Today)
January 1, 2008


Manar El Shorbagy on Turkey's EU Membership
Manar El Shorbagy underlined that Turkey should undertake an active role in resolution of the region’s problems.
Scholars Say Regional Stability Depends on Turkey’s EU Membership
(Today's Zaman)
December 27, 2007


Professor Elna Sondergaard on International Crimes
Elna Sondergaard believes it is incumbent upon international lawyers, in the absence of moves to enforce state responsibility, to take it upon themselves to "bring cases to courts and human rights bodies" related to more than six decades of Israeli crimes in perpetuity against Palestinians.
Nakba is Now
(Al Ahram Weekly)
December 27, 2007


Samir Saad on Educational Problems
Samir Saad believes that the government has ignored many educational aspects over 30 years and now the problems increased and it became hard to solve them.
Educational and Economics Experts … An Unhealthy Phenomena
(Al Gamaheer)
December 26, 2007


AUC's Normalization with Israel Debate
Faculty, staff and students comment on the debate regarding normalization with Israel.
AUC Community Continues Normalization Debate
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 23, 2007


Salima Ikram on the Mummy of Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut
Salima Ikram comments on the mummy of Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut stating that a mummy's age, the mummification process and the condition in which it was stored all contribute to a high degree of contamination.
Months After Mummy Claim, DNA Science Still Lags
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 21, 2007


Salima Ikram on the Mummy of Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut
Salima Ikram comments on the mummy of Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut stating that a mummy's age, the mummification process and the condition in which it was stored all contribute to a high degree of contamination.
Months After Mummy Claim, DNA Science Still Lags
(CTV.ca – The Associated Press)
December 20, 2007


Desert Development Center Experts on Abu-Minqar
Experts from the Desert Development Center comment on the reclamation project in Abu-Minqar, 404 miles southwest of Cairo.
Egypt Working to Reclaim the Desert
(San Francisco Chronicle)
December 19, 2007


Rumors on AUC's Normalization with Israel
AUC students, faculty and staff comment on the rumors circulating on AUC's normalization with Israel.  
Decades After Camp David, Resistance to Normalization Endures in Egypt
(Forward)
December 19, 2007


AUC Professors on Labor Protests
Director of the Middle East Studies Program Joel Beinin and Professor Mohammed Kamel al-Sayyid comment on the latest labor strike by Egyptian tax collectors.
Egypt's Economic Reform Meets Unprecedented Wave of Labor Resistance
(The Christian Science Monitor)
December 7, 2007


Sharif Elmusa on Boycotting Israel
Sharif Elmusa believes that there should be no normalization whatsover in the Arab world with Israel.
Crimes of Silence
(Al Ahram Weekly)
December 6, 2007


Desert Development Expert on Abu-Minqar
Tina Jaskolski, a researcher at the DDC who has spent over a year working in the oasis believes that Abu-Minqar's existence is a demonstration of the optimism of the oasis.
Western Desert Agriculture: A Blessing or a Nuisance?
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 4, 2007


Research by Forced Migration and Refugees Studies Program
A research study by the Forced Migration and Refugees Studies Program shows that refugees' salaries are much lower than their Egyptian counterparts and they are often denied payment at the end of their services.
Are Refugees Stealing Egyptians’ Jobs?
(Daily News, Egypt)
December 3, 2007


Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on Moez Masoud '01
Moez Masoud, a young Muslim preacher who is using satellite television to promote a tolerant brand of Islam, is becoming an influential star among youth from "a middle-class full of yearning," says Schleifer.
Younger Muslims Tune in to Upbeat Religious Message
(The Washington Post)
December 2, 2007


Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer on AUC Alumnus Moez Masoud
Moez Masoud, a young Muslim preacher who is using satellite television to promote a tolerant brand of Islam, is becoming an influential star among youth from "a middle-class full of yearning," says Schleifer.
More Preachers Like Masoud Needed in the Muslim World
(Ya Libnan)
December 2, 2007


Madiha El Safty on Mainstream Music
A decade after being attacked for “worshipping Satan,” hard rock and heavy metal fans are taking steps back into the mainstream.
We Will Rock You
(Egypt Today)
December 1, 2007


Op-ed by Former Director of the Social Research Center Saad Nagi
Saad Nagi opines on the relationship between science and technology and the ways knowledge is organized in codifying theoretical principles.
Science, Technology and Organized Knowledge
(Al Ahram Weekly)
November 29, 2007


Walid Kazziha on Annapolis Peace Agreement
Walid Kazziha believes that the "principals rushed through an under-prepared agreement ... (and that) it's been done too late with very little preparation, as if it has been cooked in the last minute."
Annapolis Agreement Secured as Both Sides Promise to Pursue Negotiations
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 28, 2007


Adel Beshai on the US Credit Crisis
Beshai believes that part of the strength of any currency is the degree to which people believe in its value.
Weaker USD Unlikely to Affect Egyptian Market, Say Analysts
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 28, 2007


Naila Hamdy on the First Arab Human Development Report
In 2002, the first Arab Human Development Report found that women occupied an average of only 4% of all seats in the parliaments of Arab countries. Naila Hamdy says that the report "really shocked everyone in the Arab world because it came from within."
Muslim Women In Charge
(Daily News, Lebanon)
November 27, 2007


AUC Study on Sudanese Refugees
A report issued by AUC in 2006 found that Sudanese refugees in Egypt faced a pattern of unemployment, insecure housing, poor access to healthcare and education and widespread racial abuse.
Sudan: Thousands to Return from Ethiopia in 2008
(allAfrica.com)
November 23, 2007


Galal Amin on Funds from Private Entities
Galal Amin is not optimistic about investment funds from private entities, claiming that the economic growth rate does not have to compliment the declining poverty rate in Egypt.
Egypt Speaks for the First Time by Trillions
(Al Ahram Al Messaei)
November 21, 2007


Senior Fellow in Human Rights Law Michael Kagan on Refugees
Michael Kagan believes that the major reason refugees try to leave their Egyptian hosts lies in the living conditions they face.
Refugees to Israel stopping over in Egypt
(Middle East Times)
November 20, 2007


Professor Hamed Shamma on Egypt's Political and Economic State
Professor Hamed Shamma believes that despite the issue of succession, Egypt is becoming more politically stable and he is optimistic about the country's investment prospects.
Issue of Succession Won't Harm Economy, Says MP
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 18, 2007


Op-ed by Galal Amin on "The Trickle-Down Theory"
Galal Amin opines on the effect on economic growth on the middle class sector.
Thoughts on Egypt: Nothing Trickles Down
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 15, 2007


Sameh Naguib on Cairo Farmers
Sameh Naguib talks about the army's arrival in Al-Qursaya, saying that "the army is a major landowner in Egypt. He adds, "If there's a problem with a road project the army gets involved -- they say the army owns it."
Cairo Farmers Fight Army for Land
(Arab Times)
November 11, 2007


Naila Hamdy on the New Role of TV Channels
Naila Hamdy is skeptical about the role of OTV and the new two channels in countering the growing conservatism. “People pick stations that reinforce their own beliefs and dismiss others that don’t go with their lifestyle,” she said.
Sawiris’ Comments On Conservative Current Spur Angry Reactions
(Daily News, Egypt)
November 8, 2007


AUC Professor Philippe Fargues on Refugees
Director of the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program Philippe Fargues on recent research on refugees.
Return to Sender
(Foreign Policy)
November 1, 2007


AUC Professor Sameh Naguib on Labor Protests
Sameh Naguib says current latest labor unrest "is the largest, most militant strike wave since the 1940s. . .The question is how this labor movement may play into a larger democratic movement against the government."
Discontent Among Egypt's Workers
(Los Angeles Times)
October 27, 2007


Feature on Boycotting Israeli Academics
Coverage on the debate among faculty on whether to boycott Israeli academics.
Report on Israel Boycott Debate Leaves AUC Staff Bewildered
(Daily News, Egypt)
October 24, 2007


AUC Professor Salima Ikram on Newfound Canal
Salima Ikram on the newly discovered canal at an Aswan rock quarry that experts believe used to help float some of ancient Egypt's largest stone monuments to the Nile River.
Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry to Nile Found
(National Geographic News)
October 24, 2007


AUC Professor Walid Kazziha on US-sponsored Middle East peace conference
Chair of the political science department Walid Kazziha explains the reasons behind postponing the US-sponsored Middle East peace conference.
Middle East Peace Conference Postponed, Says Report
(Daily News, Egypt)
October 21, 2007


AUC/Israeli Controversy
Coverage of the faculty forum that took place on October 17 discussing the decision AUC should take regarding inviting people from countries whose national policies violate human rights.
Disputes between American University Professors on Inviting Israelis to Participate in Conferences in Cairo
(Al Masry Al Youm)
October 19, 2007


Joel Beinin on the Indictment of Journalists
Director of the Middle East Studies Program Joel Beinin discusses Egypt's crackdown on the Egyptian Press and the position of the United States on this issue.
Critics Battle Egypt's Media Gag
(Melbourne Age, Australia)
October 13, 2007


AUC Professor Mustapha Kamal El Sayyid on US Involvement in Egypt
Mustapha Kamal Al Sayyid on Egypt's support of US foreign policy in the region.
Memo From Egypt On Human Rights, U.S. Seems to Give Egypt a Pass
(New York Times)
October 12, 2007


Feature on The Desert Development Center
"Egypt needs to use the desert to take care of the tremendous increase in population. We also have to use the desert to produce food, which we are now importing most of," says Adly Bishai, founder of the Desert Development Centre.
Desert Reclamation the Country's Best Hope - Or a Mirage?
(IPS, Italy)
July 30, 2007