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COVID-19: The Caravan Documents Life Under Confinement

These are the stories of AUC students coping with the curfew, home confinement, and online teaching.

Public Space: The Newest Frontier for Female Empowerment

Boldly engaging in conversations about gender bias, sexual harassment and the role of education in formative years can go a long way to improving safety for women in public spaces such as public transport, the street, or the workplace.


In order to overcome the challenges of a changing scholastic landscape and secure its future, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) has strengthened its position at AUC by merging with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS).

Robert Colescott in 1960s Cairo: Art, Race and Place

When American modernist painter Robert Colescott first walked the streets of 1960s Cairo, he embarked on an artistically and racially transformative journey that would inspire many across the span of five decades.

Students Achievements

Student Achievements across the school different disciplines and departments

Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC)


Congratulations to our students who won awards in the prestigious Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition in several categories.

Maya Aboelnasr (MMJ) received the Best of Show award at the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) On-Location Creative Competition. The awards program took place virtually on October 7 and Abouelnasr tied for the top recognition in student audio for her audio feature "The Musical Magic and Scorched Legacy of Cairo's Khedivial Royal Opera House." The piece was produced this past Spring in Kim Fox's Audio Production course. 

First place: Nesrien Abdelkader, Student International Audio category for “Choose to Refuse: Escaping the Cycle of Addiction” 

Award of Excellence: Reem Elmaghraby, Student Educational Audio category for "Educational Journey: From Qena to Cairo" 

Award of Excellence: Haidy Badreldin, Student Podcast category for "#AUCdiaries: A Stormy Weekend Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic"


First place: Mariam Elbanna, Mathilde Teddy Christensen and Radoslav Penkov, Danish School of Media and Journalism and The American University in Cairo, Student International Documentary Short-Form for “Welcome to Pork Country” | A Documentary About Danish Pig Farmers

JRMC 4480 Multimedia Reporting Capstone


Congratulations to our emerging journalists

Students enrolled in the JRMC 4480 Multimedia Reporting Capstone taught by Associate Dean Naila Hamdy this spring - won the first and third place of the student multimedia news story 2019-2020 contest sponsored by the International Communication Division of AEJMC.

The multimedia news story “The Corona Chronicles” produced by Noran Alaa, Eman Magdy and Habiba Sallam was placed first and the multimedia story “Online Sexual Harassment” produced by Basant Samhout, Farah Rafik and Aya Abou Shady was placed third.





Congratulations to the three Adham Center graduates who won at the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) Festival of Media Arts 2021.

First place: Nouran Abdel Ghafar, Student International Television News category for "The Tale Behind Egyptian Brick"

Award of Excellence: Assem Khaled, Student Documentary Micro-Documentary category for "Desert Rain"

Award of Excellence: Sarah Sadek, Student Documentary Short-Form Documentary category for "Child of Happiness"


Public Policy and Administration Department

Dena Zaki

Dena Zaki

Dena Mamdouh Zaki, business development officer at Save the Children who has received her MPP, February 2018 and is a former recipient of The Yousef Jameel Global Affairs and Public Policies (GAPP) Public Leadership fellowship has successfully received her PhD award at the prestigious International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague.

Abdel Ghani Barakat

Abdel Ghani Barakat

Abdel Ghani Barakat, MPA student developed the concept for an innovative and impactful mobile application for visually impaired individuals, dubbed E3rafli, 2017. 

Department of Law


  •  Jana Moss IHRL graduate student participated in the annual meeting on law and society 2019. 

  • May Elshiekh, a graduate of the MA in International Human Rights Law and Justice program has recently been awarded the AUC 25th of January Award for her Master’s thesis, titled "The Politics and Poetics of Memory - Law and Temporality in Contemporary Egypt". The thesis was recognized as the outstanding thesis work on a topic related to democracy, human rights, citizenship, and sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa for a thesis completed during the current academic year. You can find out more about Elshiekh's thesis here