Faculty in the Media

June 2021


June 8, 2021

May 2021


May 20, 2021

  • In this Ahram Online article, Sean Lee comments about the Biden administration's stance on the situation in Palestine.

May 18, 2021

May 13, 2021

  • In this Ithica Bound podcast, Salima Ikram (YAB '86) speaks about the "sustenance, linguistic, cultural and religious" relationship ancient Egyptians had with animals. 

May 13, 2021

  • In an article for The ConversationKim Fox explores how Apple's new podcast subscription service will impact the podcasting ecosystem. 

May 7, 2021

April 2021


April 29, 2021

  • Salima Ikram (YAB '86) talks to Newsweek about the recently discovered ancient Egyptian tombs that date back to pre-Pharaonic times. 

April 28, 2021

  • Maha Bali '01 writes about how to build communities in courses, both online and in-person for Al-Fanar Media.

April 14, 2021

  • Salima Ikram (YAB '86) gives her insights in this article discussing the ancient Egyptian god Amun and the misconnection between his name and the word 'Amen.'

April 8, 2021

  • Salima Ikram (YAB '86) talks to National Geographic about the recently discovered "lost golden city of Luxor," a 3,400-year-old royal city built by Amenhotep III.

April 1, 2021

March 2021


March 29, 2021

March 18, 2021

March 15, 2021

March 9, 2021

  • In this op-ed for BloombergAmr Adly writes about Egypt and Sudan's involvement in the Ethiopian dam issue. 

March 2021

March 8, 2021

March 1, 2021


February 25, 2021

  • Natalia Borrego, postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Core Curriculum, is hosting a series for PBS titled "Animal IQ." Her first episode on dogs is available. 

February 22, 2021

February 18, 2021

February 12, 2021

February 9, 2021

  • Angus Blair talks to CNBC about the severity of Lebanon's economic situation.

February 4, 2021

February 3, 2021


January 28, 2021

January 26, 2021

  • Tarek Selim '92, '95 discusses economic inequality in the Middle East in an interview with The Media Line.

January 22, 2021

January 15, 2021

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

  • Angus Blair, professor of practice in the Department of Management, talks to CNBC about Arab states ending the blockade on Qatar.


December 16, 2020

  • Dean Nabil Fahmy '74, '77, Egypt's former foreign minister, talks to Al Arabiya about the foreign policy challenges of Arab countries under the Biden administration and other regional issues. Watch the full interview (in Arabic).
  • Read Professor Reem Bassiouney's Q&A with (in)sight magazine about her best-selling novels and journey as a writer.


November 1, 2020  

  • Nabil Fahmy '74, '77 writes about President Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden, and the Arab world in this article (in Arabic) for Al Shorouk.
  • In this article (in Arabic) for Asharq Al-Awsat, Associate Professor Naila Hamdy talks about social media use during the U.S. elections.
  • In this Bloomberg op-ed, Amr Adly talks about weaknesses in Middle Eastern economies beyond COVID-19.


September 30, 2020

  • Bahia Shehab (MA '09) and Haytham Nawar from the Department of the Arts talk to Egyptian Streets about their book, A History of Arab Graphic Design (AUC Press, 2020)
  • Ibrahim Awad, director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, writes about the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in this op-ed for Al Shorouk.
  • Ola Morsy, chief clinical counselor, examines the correlation between eating habits and mental health in this Egyptian Streets article.
  • Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, spoke to the RNZ: Morning Report on the importance of this discovery.
  • Nagla Rizk '83, '87, professor of economics and founding director of AUC's Access to Knowledge for Development Center, talks in this Business Forward article about issues facing Egypt's informal communities that were brought to light during the COVID-19 pandemic and possible policy interventions.
  • Ashraf Sheta, assistant professor in the Department of Management, talks about the challenges facing family businesses in Egypt during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Egyptian Streets article.

September 28, 2020

September 21, 20202

  • Check out this Al Shorouk article on the upcoming U.S. elections by Nabil Fahmy '74. '77, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and distinguished University professor of practice of international diplomacy.
  • Sarah El-Richani, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, speaks about Lebanon's financial dilemma in this Ahram Online article.

September 17, 2020

  • Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman spoke to Al Akhbar about online learning, how AUC adapted to COVID-19, and new plans and initiatives. Read the full interview (in Arabic).

September 13, 2020

  • Rasha Allam '02, '05, assistant professor in the Department Journalism and Mass Communication, appeared on MBC Masr to discuss her new book. Watch the full interview.
  • Hamid Ali, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, talks about Sudan's state of economic emergency in this Dabanga article.

September 11, 2020

  • Nagla Rizk '83, '87, professor of economics and founding director of AUC's Access to Knowledge for Development Center, shares her insights on the new digital reality in higher education in the University of Cape Town News.

September 2, 2020

  • Angus Blair, professor of practice in the Department of Management, was interviewed by CNBC International to discuss trends across the MENA region, including stock markets, economies and other prevailing issues. Read more here.


August 31, 2020

  • Magda Mostafa, associate professor in the Department of Architecture who created the world's first set of guidelines for autism-accommodating architecture, is featured in Next City on design standards for people with autism.
  • Ahmed Abdel Meguid, associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration in the School of Business, classifies faculty into four categories  Question Marks, Hidden Gems, Sparks and Super Faculty — in this BizEd article. 

August 20, 2020

  • Hanan Kholoussy, associate professor of history, shares her insights in this Egyptian Streets article on the origins of the term "Middle East" as well as misconceptions about the region.

August 4, 2020

  • Sarah El-Richani, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, shares her insights in this Ahram Online article on the impact of the recent explosions in Beirut. 
  • Jamal Haidar, assistant professor of economics, writes in The Washington Post"Why do foreign donors face a tough choice in dealing with Lebanon's economic crisis?" — published almost a week before the Beirut blasts. 
  • Michael Reimer, professor of history, explores what annexation means for the West Bank in this Egyptian Streets article. 

JUNE 2020

June 22, 2020

  • Laila El Baradei '83, '88, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, writes about being a public servant in the post-corona world in this op-ed for the PA Times

June 16, 2020

  • Angus Blair, professor of practice in the Department of Management, talk to CNBC about the economic situation in Lebanon.

June 2, 2020

  • Sherine Shawky, senior research scientist at the Social Research Center, talked to Boston University's BU Today about Egypt's response to COVID-19. Read the article here.