Harvard Networking Visit to AUC


AUC hosted a networking luncheon on campus in honor of Harvard alumni visiting from the United States and alumni holding dual-degrees from Harvard and AUC. The luncheon was at the end of a day filled with lectures, including talks by AUC faculty members about social entrepreneurship in the region and a discussion on AUC-Harvard collaborations. The visit was conducted with the aim of providing a greater understanding of the current economic, social and entrepreneurial climate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Harvard visitors.

The visitors attended lectures by AUC faculty members from the School of Business that focused on providing an overview of the MENA region. Lectures includes "School of Business Promoting Social Impact: The Case of the Gerhart Center," by Ali Awni, professor of practice in the Department of Management and director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business; "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the MENA Region," by Ayman Ismail, assistant professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management; "Development Challenges," by Samer Atallah, associate professor in the Department of Economics; and "AUC's Access to Knowledge for Development Center's Collaboration with Harvard," with Nagla Rizk, professor of economics and director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) in the School of Business.

"Having graduated from both AUC and Harvard, it was an honor to be part of a reunion between my two alma maters. I particularly enjoyed listening to the Harvard visitors’ positive impressions of AUC and of their visit to Egypt."

 -- Nelly ElZayat '98, '00 (Harvard '12)

The networking luncheon was hosted by the AUC Alumni Council, in coordination with the Office of Advancement and Communications. The lectures and visit to AUC were organized by AUC's School of Business in partnership with the Alumni Council.