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Reconstructing Journalism, Globally

Naila Hamdy explains the partnership between AUC and Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway that seeks to foster collaboration and redefine journalism at the Cairo Media Conference.

Migration and Refugees - A Regional Perspective

AUC 13th President Inauguration Academic Panel, Migration and Refugees - A Regional Perspective


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A University Treasure: Students Explore Design History Through AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library

A project created by AUC’s graphic design program and spearheaded this semester by  Bahia Shehab (MA ’09), professor of practice and founder of the program, has taken students out of the classroom and

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Professor Shahira S. Fahmy participates in a training course on mediation for the Arab Women Mediators Network

Fahmy spoke about the role of media and soft power in promoting Arab women's participation in peace processes at a training course organized for the members of the Arab Women Mediators Network - affiliated to the League of Arab States.

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Adjunct Faculty Salma ElGhetany twice as a Judge in 2021

ElGhetany will serve as a judge for the 2021 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts's international competition. This is the second year for this category in the annual festival, as well has her second year as a Judge in the competition.

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GAPP Programs Ranking

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) once again scores highly in regional educational rankings. Based on the analysis of educational offerings of approximately 4000 schools and universities in 154 countries, the Eduniversal Best Masters ranking has awarded GAPP with several “Best Masters” rankings for 2021. GAPP congratulates its faculty, staff, and students as well as the AUC community as a whole on these achievements and wishes them continued success and excellence.


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Undergraduate Programs

Your Journey Begins here

The journey of undergraduates enables them to engage critically and provides them with the skills needed to enhance their professional competence in preparation for creating sustainable change on all policy levels. This is the first stepping-stone that shapes the future of our coming generation; our undergraduate programs reflect the societal and industrial needs of the region.  We are here to bridge the gap between diverse viewpoints and to critically examine both the theory and practice of public policymaking, while seeking innovative ways to approach policy- making locally, regionally, and internationally.


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Graduate Programs

Advance your Career

The School Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. GAPP faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. We live in a world where creative problem solving and an understanding of the historical and social complexity of the world are vital for success in any endeavor. GAPP prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy. With these characteristics a graduate can become a leader in any walk of life.

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Executive Education

Enrich Your Future

GAPP, Executive Education Program will challenge, motivate and inspire you for long-term success. The main goal of the program is to reinforce and reinvigorate leadership capacities within government agencies and public institutions in a challenging global environment within Egypt and the region. Its' trainers are experts in their field and include local, regional and international expertise. GAPP, Executive Education offers customized programs tailored to the specific needs of clients and open enrollment programs offered in collaboration with other institutions according to current trends and needs. The current main themes include transforming public service, media and communication, gender and youth, and diplomacy. 

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The Cairo Review

The Cairo Review of Global Affairs is the quarterly journal of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at American University in Cairo (AUC). Its primary aim is to be a focal point for policymakers, officials, academics, experts, journalists, students, and others in the Middle East region who follow global affairs. It is also intended to be a platform that gives perspectives from the region a greater voice in international policy conversations and debates.

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GAPP Discussion Paper Series

The key objective of GAPP Discussion Paper Series is to provide a platform whereby work in progress by the GAPP and international research community can be made accessible to the wider national, regional and international group of scholars, professionals, intellectuals, policy-makers and implementers. The Discussion Paper Series welcomes submission by all members of these communities including graduate students, who want to engage a critical analysis of the juncture of theory and practice.

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The Caravan

The Caravan has been the student newspaper at AUC since 1921. Since then, it has graduated hundreds of young ambitious journalists who have gone on to career-defining jobs at Reuters, AP, CNN, the Washington Post, Al Arabiya, Bloomberg, Daily News Egypt, DMC, CBC and others. Every semester, Caravan reporters learn to broaden their horizon by reporting on things familiar and new.


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Media and Health

Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for our next issue on “Media and Health”.

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the publication of our Summer/Fall 2019 special issue on “Media and Science”, this next edition will examine broader issues relating to communication, and human health and medicine.

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