Who We Are
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.
The programs offered by GAPP are ranked among the top 10 in Africa and the 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.
The school’s vision is 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.
The school’s mission is to 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.
Educating future leaders in enlightened governance
Exposure to world-shaping social, economic, and political developments
Multidisciplinary academic foundations in critical policy-making skills