Statement on Allegations of Academic Infringement 

May 18, 2019, Cairo – The American University in Cairo confirms its unequivocal commitment to both religious freedom and academic freedom. In addition, the University’s Freedom of Expression policy states that AUC: “values the freedoms of speech, thought, expression and assembly — in themselves and as part of the core educational and intellectual mission of all members of the AUC community.” The University values these principles as cornerstones of academic excellence. 

Recently, those who share these values have raised concerns regarding the case of Assistant Professor Adam Duker, reacting to some reports that are based on inaccurate information.  Professor Duker has voluntarily resigned and will not be teaching at AUC in the fall. The University respects the confidentiality of individual personnel cases. While AUC does not comment on individual cases as a matter of policy, it assures all concerned parties that it has fully and faithfully upheld its principles in this matter. 

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The American University in Cairo (AUC) was founded in 1919 and is major contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab Region. It is a vital bridge between East and West, linking Egypt and the region to the world through scholarly research, partnerships with academic and research institutions, and study abroad programs. An independent, nonprofit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal opportunity institution, AUC is fully accredited in Egypt and the United States.