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President Ricciardone

A former career diplomat, Francis J. Ricciardone most recently served as Vice President of the independent U.S.-based Atlantic Council and Director of its Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. 

President Ricciardone had previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau.

Born in Boston, Ricciardone graduated from Malden Catholic High School and summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy and a guest scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Ricciardone taught at international schools in Italy and Iran, and speaks and reads Arabic, Italian, Turkish and French, as well as elementary Farsi.

President Francis J. Ricciardone

"Together, we are committed to passing The American University in Cairo on to future generations even stronger than we have found it, revitalizing its strong legacy and culture of giving, of service, and of excellence."

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University Cabinet

University Cabinet is one of AUC leadership pillars that is dedicated to creating a University environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service.

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Associates Program

Established in 1981 and formerly known as the Presidential Internship Program, the Presidential Associates Program (rebranded October 2018) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo, and learn Arabic.

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Former Presidents

From AUC’s first president Charles Watson in 1919 to former President Christopher Thoron (1969 – 1973), who established the University as a creditable institution by securing official recognition for academic degrees, AUC looks back through its presidential history and major accomplishments that led the University to thrive as Egypt’s global university.

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Centennial Benefit Dinner Exceeds $1 Million Target for Student Scholarships

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New Scholarships, Increased Opportunity

AUC is offering new scholarships for undergraduate Egyptian and international students applying for Fall 2019, including the Undergraduate Scholarship in Liberal Arts Education and the AUC Centennial Scholarship Fund. In addition, during Fall 2018, 574 students received scholarships and more than 1,700 students received financial aid.

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Acting Abroad: Students Travel to Berlin for 19th Festival International New Drama

Earlier this month, 15 AUC theatre students traveled to Berlin to participate in the 19th Festival International New Drama (FIND) at the Schaubühne Theatre. Other participating universities included New York University, The New School and the Paris Conservatory, as well as universities in Germany and Belgium. 

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Summer@AUC Launching Summer 2019

With the majority of students heading home at the end of the spring semester, college campuses tend to quiet down in the summer. This summer, however, AUC’s campus will be bustling with a community of learners for the new Summer@AUC program.

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