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El Baradei

Abdul Latif Jameel Hall
Professor and MPA Director
Department of Public Policy and Administration
AUC New Cairo
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Brief Biography

Laila El Baradei is a professor of public administration at the Department of Public Policy and Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. She was the acting dean for the School of GAPP during the academic year 2013 - 2014 and besides that year served for eight other years, first as the associate dean for the School of GAPP, then as the associate dean for graduate studies and research until June 2018.

El Baradei is originally a graduate of AUC with a BA degree in business administration with the highest honors and an MBA. She received her PhD in public administration from Cairo University and was a faculty member at the public administration department in Cairo University for over fourteen years before moving to AUC as a full-timer in 2006. Her areas of teaching include strategic management, essentials of public policy and administration, development management, international cooperation management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods for public administration. 

Her research interests are varied and have been manifested in a number of published articles and book chapters in the areas of development cooperation management, elections management, decentralization, organizational change, public administration reform, governance, child labor, downsizing, and accountability. She was a member of the authors’ team responsible for Egypt’s Human Development report 2010, 2008, and 2004; Egypt’s Millennium Development Goals Second Country report 2004, and the World Bank’s Country Environmental analysis for Egypt published in 2005. Over the years, El Baradei has provided consultancy services to a number of reputable organizations such as the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Development Programme( UNDP), Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA), Center for Development Research in Bonn, The Economic Research Forum in Egypt, and Ford Foundation.

Currently, El Baradei is directing the "Public Policy Hub" at the School of GAPP which is a project aiming at building the capacity of graduate students and alumni in public policy analysis, research, and effective advocacy and communication. The project follows a demand-based approach, where government organizations get to determine the policy issues to be researched, while the young policy analysts use their creativity in coming up with evidence-based policy alternatives and innovative communication tools. El Baradei is also the faculty advisor for the Youssef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship program at AUC.

    Research Interest
    • Public Administration Reform
    • Good Governance
    • Public Administration Education
    • Elections Management
    • Parallel Structures in Government Organization
    • Pay Structure Reform in Government
    • Management of International Development Cooperation