GAPP at a Glance
Our Vision, Mission and Pillars
The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (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 a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy.
Over the last years, our school has become the leader in the Middle East in educating and empowering students committed to global affairs and public policy interest. Our core competencies are effective communication skills, multi/interdisciplinary focus, professional experience, global perspective and public policy.
GAPP consists of three academic departments in Law, Public Policy and Administration, and Journalism and Mass Communication, in addition to five academic and research centers including the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), the Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women Studies (IGWS), the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, Middle East Studies Program (MESC), and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research. This is in addition to our two units the Law and Society Research Unit (LSRU) and the Executive Education unit. All these programs offer students unique opportunities to develop a comprehensive overview of the strategic issues that are of great concern to world citizens today.
The programs offered by GAPP are ranked among the top 10 in Africa and top 200 worldwide. Our alumni are among the most qualified in the region, blending outstanding professional skills with a deep understanding of the issues facing the Middle East and the world. The school offers a unique and stellar educational experience for its students, providing them with a strong curriculum that advocates critical thinking, experiential learning and community engagement. Our highly distinguished, international faculty members work to ensure a modern, robust education with hands-on experience in a rich academic, cultural and sociopolitical environment in Cairo, the center of the Middle East. Additionally, students at GAPP have the chance to network with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and influential think tanks in the region, and are able to participate in local and international conferences and events.
Established in 2009, GAPP has an average enrollment over the last two years of 283 graduate students and 357 undergraduate students. GAPP has 4,961 living alumni around the world.
We aspire to be the premier School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the Middle East and Africa, producing highly competent, knowledgeable professionals capable of quality decision-making and execution on matters of public concern – domestically, regionally, and globally.
We will prepare graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nation and the world at large, with a strong belief in the complementarity of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role played by the media in shaping public policies.
The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy has three main pillars:
Educating future leaders in enlightened governance
Exposure to world-shaping social, economic and political developments
Multidisciplinary academic foundations in critical policy-making skills