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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Exhibition Opening: Keep it in The Family

On going from Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 01:00 PM - Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 04:00 PM
AUC New Cairo
Take a journey into 21st-century family life through creative approaches by young photographers, answering a crucial question: What does family mean today?


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Meet the New Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Noha El-Mikawy '82

Enthusiastically returning to her roots, Noha El-Mikawy ‘82 has become the new dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. With extensive experience in academia, development and policy — as well as a passion for social justice — she brings with her a well-rounded vision to boost the school’s relevance, recognition and impact. News@AUC caught up with El-Mikawy to learn more.

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COP27 and Beyond: Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd to Discuss Egypt's Climate Strategy, Policy at AUC

Egyptian Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, the special representative to the COP27 president, will appear at AUC Tahrir Square’s Ewart Memorial Hall on September 5 to discuss the importance of COP27 for Egypt's inclusive economic development strategy, as well as the nation's

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AUC’s Egyptian Migration Hub to Serve as Pivotal Organization in Addressing Migration and Refugee Issues 

AUC’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) launched the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB) this spring. A joint initiative between CMRS and the European Union,  the hub will be a platform for discussing, centralizing data, and furthering policy on migration, as well as addressing certain gaps in the literature, research and discussions on migration in Egypt.

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CMRS joined the International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) network

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is delighted to announce that it joined the International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) network on March 17, 2022.

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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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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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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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GAPP in Motion

Student Entrepreneurs: Nala Kamel

Nala Kamel, communication and media arts junior, talks to us about the inspiration behind founding her digital platform, Nala Says, as well as her biggest moments of pride and vision for the future reflecting on how her AUC education equipped her to start and grow her platform at such a young age.

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.