El Baradei

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

Laila El Baradei is the associate dean for graduate studies and research for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) and professor of public administration at the public policy and administration department, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. She was the acting dean for the School of GAPP during the academic year 2013/2014. El Baradei is originally a graduate of AUC with a BA degree in business administration with 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 of Cairo University for over fourteen years before moving to AUC as a full-timer in 2006. Her research interests are varied and have been manifested in a number of published articles and book chapters.


PhD, 1998, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

MBA, 1988, American University in Cairo, Cairo

BA, 1983, American University in Cairo, Cairo

Selected Publications

BC:  El Baradei, Laila (2018). “Women Governing: the Egyptian Perspective”. In Maria J. D’Agostino and Marilyn Marks Rubin, editors. Governing in a Globl World: Women in Public Service. New York: Routledge Publishers.

BC: Wafa, Dina and Laila El Baradei (2017). “Women Parliamentarians in Egypt”. In Global Partners Governance, editors. Women’s Participation in Political Life in Egypt and Beyond. Cairo: The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Executive Education in collaboration with the Global Partners Governance.

BC: El Baradei, Laila, Doha Abdelhamid and Nermine Wali (2016). “Institutionalizing and Streamlining Monitoring and Evaluation in Post-Revolutionary Egypt”. In Reinhard Stockmann & Wolfgang Meyer, editors. The Future of Evaluation- Global Trends – new Challenges – Shared Perspectives. Basingstoke/London: Palgrave MacMilan.  (Accepted for Publication in 2014 and Published 2016)

BC: El Baradei, Laila (2013). “Expected Impact of Egypt’s 25 January Revolution on Public Administration Education, Training & Practice”. In Michiel de Vries and Geert Bouckaert, editors. Training for Leadership. Brussels: Bruylant, pp. 97-102.

RJ: El Baradei, L., Abdelhamid, D., & Wali, N. (2014). “Institutionalising and Streamlining Development Monitoring and Evaluation in Post-Revolutionary Egypt: A Readiness Primer”, African Evaluation Journal, 2(1), Art. # 57,pp.1-16.

RJ: El Baradei, Laila & Dina Wafa (2013). “Women in the Second Egyptian Parliament Post the Arab Spring: Do They Think They Stand a Chance?”. Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 42-63. 

RJ: Newcomer, Kathryn, Laila El Baradei and Sandra Garcia Jaramillo (2013). “Expectations and Capacity for Performance Measurement in NGOs in the Development Context”. Public Administration and Development, Vol. 33, pp. 62-79.  (Article first published online on 27 July 2012 in Wiley Online Library – -DOI:10.1002/pad.1633).

RJ: El Baradei, Laila (2012). “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Monitoring Elections: Lessons Learnt for the New Egypt”. International Journal of Public Administration,Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 587-602.

RJ: El Baradei, Laila (2011). “Parallel Structures in the Egyptian Government Bureaucracy: A Problematic Quick-Fix”. Public Administration: An International Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 4, pp. 1351-1366. (Published Online and hardcopy)

Awards and Honorary Degrees

May 2014: UNDP and Institute of National Planning Award in recognition of valued contribution in the 2010 Egypt National Human Development Report on youth awarded the UNDP Award for Excellence in Human Development.

May 2014: School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Moataz Al Alfi Research Award in recognition of quality research publications in peer reviewed journals during 2013.

July 2012: Faculty of Economics and Political Science Award and Certificate of Appreciation for participation in the development of the Strategic Plan for the School and cooperation during the implementation of the Development Support Project for the School Accreditation.

April 2010: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) Award in recognition for Acting as Technical Advisor for Development Cooperation Conference for Four Consecutive years 2007-2010.

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Management of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Essentials of Public Policy and Administration 
  • E-Government
  • Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration
  • Comparative Administration 
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Problems of Development Administration
  • Administration of Public Personnel
Research Interest
  • Public Administration Reform
  • Good Governance
  • Public Administration Education
  • Elections Management
  • Parallel Structures in Government Org
  • Pay Structure Reform in Gov. 
  • Management of Int'l Dev. Cooperation