Faculty Awards and Research


  • Dr. Laila El Baradei received an Achievement Award at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at the 10 Years Celebration for the establishment of the School - March 2019.
  • Dr. Laila El Baradei received The 2019 Inaugural Distinguished Achievements and Leadership and Public Administration Scholarship or Practice in the Middle East Award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME). The award was received in Washington D.C. during the Annual ASPA Conference on March 10, 2019.
  • Dr. Laila El Baradei received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Public Policy and Administration Department, GAPP, AUC - April 2019.
  • Dr. Hamid Ali has been elected as the President of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) (www.ameppa.org). Dr. Ali will replace Dr. Alex Dawoody, Founding President of AMEPPA, who is stepping down after leading the organization for the last three terms. Apart from Dr. Ali, Dr. Ghada Barsoum and two PPAD alums, Latif El-Sherif and Omkolthoum El-Sayed, have also been elected as members of the Executive Board.
  • DR. Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, was awarded the Officer Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, which honors Spanish and foreign personalities who have worked to strengthen Spain's relations with the international community.
  • Professor Scott MacLeod served as a judge for the sixth straight year in the Overseas Press Club Awards.
  • Professor Shahira Fahmy along with her graduate students Ms. Jaidaa Taha Arafa, Ms.Nahla El Gendy, Ms.Amy Rizkalla, Ms.Mai Abdou, Mr. Eslam Gouda, and Mr. Mohamed Salama Ghamrawy had their proposal submitted for The AUC COVID-19 Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative selected for funding.
  • Professor Shahira Fahmy was just elected to a 3-year term to the Publications Committee for The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). 
  • Professor Nesreen Nassar was awarded a research grant for her research on Evaluating the current global pandemic Projection and epidemiological models for Covid-19 incidence. The objective of this research is to evaluate existing models used for forecasting the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 in order to achieve better evidence-based policymaking. 
  • Professor Hesham Dinana was appointed by the Minister of Trade & Industry Mrs Nevin Gamea to join the Board of the “Egyptian Export Council for Handcrafts” for a 3-year term.
  • Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication Rasha Abdulla has joined the World Economic Forum's Advancing Global Digital Content Safety project as an expert consultant

  • Professor Shahira Fahmy’s latest Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ) work is the JMCQ Virtual Theme Collection on MENA Research. JMCQ is a Q1 publication and the flagship journal in the mass communication field.

  • Professor Sarah El-Richani was cited in an Al-Ahram English article on the Lebanese economic crisis and recurring protests. The article with Prof. El-Richani’s comments can be read here


Scholarly research and the production and dissemination of knowledge are central to the work of PPAD. As shown by publications listed below, our multidisciplinary faculty contributes to diverse areas of global affairs, public policy and administration.



  • Barsoum, Ghada. 2019. “Women, Work and Family”: Educated Women’s Employment Decisions and Social Policies in Egypt”. y Vol. 26, Issue 7, July 2019, Pages 895-914

  • Barsoum, Ghada. 2018. “Can youth activation policies be central to social policies in MENA countries?” International Social Security Review. Vol. 71, Issue 2, pages 39-56

  • Barsoum, Ghada. 2018. "Egypt’s Many Transitions: Public Administration Reform Vision and implementation Challenges" International Journal of Public Administration. 41(10), 772-780. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01900692.2017.1387145

  • Barsoum, Ghada and Rashad, Ahmed. 2018. “Does Private Higher Education Improve Employment Outcomes? Comparative Analysis from Egypt". Public Organization Review. Vol. 18:1,  pp 125–142. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-016-0367-x

  • Barsoum, Ghada. (2017). The Allure of “Easy”: Reflections on the Learning Experience in Private Higher Education Institutions in Egypt. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Volume 47, 2017 - Issue 1, pp 105-117 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057925.2016.1153409)

  • Barsoum, Ghada, (2016). “Job Opportunities for the Youth”: Competing and Overlapping Discourses on Youth Unemployment and Work Informality in Egypt.  Current Sociology. May 2016; vol. 64, 3: pp. 430-446 (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011392115593614)


  • Dixon, J., Bhuiyan, S., and Ustuner, Y. (2018), Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa (Special Issue Introduction), International Journal of Public Administration, 41(10): 759-764

  • Coedited the special issue (SI) of the International Journal of Public Administration on Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa, 41(10), 2018. This SI has included seven articles. For details, visit the link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/lpad20/41/10?nav=tocList


  • Ali, Hamid E., Solarin, Adebola. (2019). "Military Spending, Corruption and the Welfare Consequence,"  Defence and Peace Economics

  • Suluman, A., Elian, M. and Ali, H. (2018) “Endogenous Specification of FDI and Economic Growth: Cross–Economies Evidence” International Journal of Business, Vol. 23(1)

  • Ali, Hamid (2018) “State Transition from Rigidity to Fragility and Failure: the Case of Middle East and North Africa” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 41(10)

  • Ali, H. and Al Anbar (2019). “Oil Production, Innovation, and Politics in the Middle East” in Handbook of International Relation in the Middle East, edited by Sharam. Routledge


  • Kaye-Essien, C. Political Transition, Policy Learning and Failures to learn: A Global South Perspective. International Development Planning Review

  • Kaye-Essien, C. The Policies of Discontinuity: Assessing Government Transition and Medium Term Policy Outcomers in Ghana. International Journal of Public Administration


  • Constructive Journalism in Arab Transitional Democracies (2019): Perceptions, Attitudes and Performance, Journalism Practice, 13:10, 1273-1293, DOI 

  • Abdulla, R., Poell, T., Rieder, B., Woltering, R., & Zack, L. (2018). Facebook polls as proto-democratic instruments in the Egyptian revolution: The ‘We Are All Khaled Said’ Facebook page. Global Media and Communication, 14(1), 141-160. doi.org/10.1177/1742766518760085
  •  Abdulla, R. (2017). How diverse are Egypt’s media: A look at the post-revolution presidential elections. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 6(3), 507-525. DOI: 10.1386/ajms.6.3.507_
  • Abdulla, R. (2016). Navigating the boundaries between state television and public broadcasting in pre-and post-revolution Egypt. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4219–4238. Retrieved from http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3630/1766
  • Levine, T., Ali, M., Dean, M., Abdulla, R., & Garcia-Ruano, K. (2016). Toward a pan-cultural typology of deception motives. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 45(1), 1–12DOI:10.1080/17475759.2015.1137079


  • Fahmy, S. (Ed.). (2019). Media, Terrorism and Society. Perspectives and Trends in the Digital Age. Philadelphia, Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-36064-8
  • Fahmy, S. (2019 Online first). The Age of Terrorism Media: The Visual Narratives of the Islamic State Group’s Dabiq Magazine. International Communication Gazette.
  • Bowe, B., Gosen, J. & Fahmy, S. (2019). Personal Choice or Political Provocation: Examining the Visual Framing and Stereotyping of the Burkini Debate. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(4), 1076–1098.
  • Alkazemi, M., Fahmy, S., Wanta, W. (2018). The Promise to the Arab World: Attributes of U.S. President Obama in Arabic-language Tweets. International Communication Gazette, 80(2), 119–134. 
  • Al-Rawi, A. & Fahmy, S. (2018). Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of the Syrian Community in Italy. In Karim H. Karim & Ahmed Al-Rawi (Ed.), Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration. (pp. 71-96).  Palgrave Macmillan, New York.


  • Assaad, R., Hendy, R., and D. Salehi-Isfahani. 2019. Inequality of Opportunity in Educational Attainment in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence from Household Surveys. International Journal of Educational Development 66 (C): 24-43. Elsevier.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.05.005.
  • Hendy, R.and C. Zaki. 2020. Trade Facilitation and Firms Exports: The Case of Egypt. International Review of Economics and Finance. ScienceDirect. Forthcoming.
  • Assaad, R., Hendy, R., Moundir, L. and S. Yassin. 2020. Explaining the MENA Paradox: Rising Educational Attainment, Yet Stagnant Female Labor Force Participation. Demographic Research.Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Forthcoming.
  • Professor Kim Fox has been announced as the recipient of two BEA Festival of Media Arts awards as executive producer for the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast:

Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in International: "Ehky Ya Masr: How Egypt's Water Crisis Impacts Food Production Promo"

Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in Short-Form Production: "Ehky Ya Masr: Come Drink Tea Promo"