The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) is the leading school in the Middle East in educating and empowering students committed to global affairs and public policy.

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Upcoming Event

Campus Conversation: End-of-Year Wrap-Up and Ice Cream Social

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
AUC New Cairo
Join us for an engaging end-of-year conversation with senior leaders as they reflect on the past academic year and future plans. Following the Q&A, you're invited to an ice cream social. The in-person session will also be available online.


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Dean Noha El-Mikawy chats with Anthony Bebbington

Noha El-Mikawy, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, chats with Ford Foundation International Director for Natural Resources and Climate Change and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society in the Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, USA Anthony Bebbington.

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A Modest Case For Scholarly Nationalism

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Health Policy Design

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Innovations, and development, need bureaucracy

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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. 

Full Rankings

Eduniversal Best Masters ranking has awarded GAPP with several “Best Masters” rankings for 2022. Based on the analysis of the educational offerings of approximately 4000 schools and universities in 154 countries.
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First - Master of Global Affairs- International Management in Africa  2021 - 2022

First - Master of Public Administration - Management in Africa  2021-2022

Second - Master of Laws - International Business Law in Africa 2021-2022

Third - Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication - Corporate Communications in Africa 2021-2022

Our Publications

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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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Arab Media and Society

Arab Media & Society is a primary resource for media research in the region. The journal, published biannually online and in print, offers peer-reviewed scholarly research and analysis on a wide array of topics pertaining to the dynamic media landscape across the Arab world.

Policy Briefs Series

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs address current issues pertaining to public policy, public administration, global affairs/development in Egypt and the MENA region, as well as in policy areas of interest to the community of PPAD/GAPP faculty and researchers.

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