AUC Trains Junior Political Science Faculty from Universities Across Egypt
AUC's Department of Political Science held its first summer school for the training of junior faculty from universities across Egypt. The candidates were mentored by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field including AUC Trustees Nathan Brown (CASA '84), professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, and Tarek Masoud, professor of public policy and the Sultan Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University.
"This was an excellent opportunity to interact with junior faculty with very different backgrounds. I have the feeling that the quality of the research proposals of the participants in the summer school will improve considerably. Given the high commitment and the remarkable qualifications of the instructors in the school, participants are going to produce interesting and well-developed pieces of research."
— Pedro Riera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
"The political science summer school was a terrific experience, with some excellent Egyptian PhD students, a great team of AUC faculty and, of course, an excellent opportunity to come back to the University where I had my first job. While I didn’t get to see the new campus, the old campus certainly remains an oasis within busy Cairo."
— Anthony Lang, University of St. Andrews
Previously served as assistant professor of political science at AUC from 1996 to 2000
"It was my great pleasure to be involved in the political science summer school and to have the opportunity to help train the next generation of Egyptian social scientists. The program was a great demonstration of how AUC contributes to the development of intellectual and scientific infrastructure in Egypt. The seminar leaders, AUC Assistant Professors Amr Adly and Mostafa Hefny, are fast becoming the country’s leading scholars of politics and political economy, and I expect their voices to be deeply influential in the broader Egyptian social scientific field for decades to come. The fact that two energetic, brilliant young scholars chose to begin their careers at AUC is a testament to the ability of our University to draw on top global talent."
— Tarek Masoud, professor of public policy and the Sultan Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University
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