Faculty Awards and Research


  •  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.

  • Shahjahan Bhuiyan, associate Dean participated as a Panel Chair at the Innovation in Public Affairs Teaching and Learning in the MENA Region in the Next 50 Years: Chasing the Mirage? NASPAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 2019.

  •  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.

  • 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. Ali, Ghada Barsoum, and two PPAD alums, Latif El-Sherif and Omkolthoum El-Sayed have also been elected as members of the Executive Board.

  • 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 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. 

  • Ambassador Aly Erfan, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, is serving as senior Middle East adviser to the European Institute of Peace.

  • Professor Karim Haggag participated in the launch of the UN Institute for Disarmament new document depository on the Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME).

  • Professor, Ibrahim Awad, director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, writes about the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in this op-ed for Al Shorouk



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


RJ: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Ethics Education in public affairs programs: what do faculty around the globe have to say?” Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE).  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15236803.2020.1818023?needAccess=true(Published Online 10 September 2020).

RJ: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Politics of Evidence Based Policy Making: Reporting on SDG 16 in Egypt”. International Journal of Public Administration (IJPA) - Special Issue Titled: Society and Public Policy in the Middle East and North Africa,Vol. 43 (5), 425-440. First Published Online: 7 October 2019 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2019.1668414

CS: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Insan NPO: Working as a Nonprofit with Syrian Migrants in Egypt”, Sage Business Cases,Peer Reviewed with Teaching Notes. Accepted (2 June 2020).

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “One Percent Corona Tax on Public Employees’ Salaries in Egypt: How Fair is it?” PA Times Online, 22 August 2020. https://patimes.org/1-corona-tax-on-public-employees-salaries-in-egypt-how-fair-is-it/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Public Administration for the Dead and for the Living”, PA Times Online, 25 July 2020. http://patimes.org/public-administration-for-the-dead-and-for-the-living/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “A Fiasco in Pavements and Contracting Out”, PA Times Online, 18 July 2020. https://patimes.org/a-fiasco-in-pavements-and-contracting-out/ 

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Now who wants to be a public servant Post Corona?” PA Times Online,22 June, 2020). https://patimes.org/now-who-wants-to-be-a-public-servant-post-corona/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Hamlet during the Pandemic: To Lock Down, or not to Lock Down?” PA Times Online, 7 May, 2020. https://patimes.org/hamlet-during-the-pandemic-to-lock-down-or-not-to-lock-down/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Corona Pre-Crisis Stage: What Could We Have Done Differently?” PA Times Online, 21 April, 2020. https://patimes.org/corona-pre-crisis-stage-what-could-we-have-done-differently/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Corona Virus Pandemic and Public Administration”, PA Times Online, 8 April, 2020. https://patimes.org/the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-public-administration/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Public Interest vs. Elected Leaders’ Interest in Staying in Power”, PA Times Online22 March, 2020. https://patimes.org/public-interest-vs-elected-leaders-interest-in-staying-in-power/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Where to start the reform process and why we choose to ignore the big picture?”,PA Times Online11 March, 2020. https://patimes.org/where-to-start-the-reform-process-and-why-we-choose-to-ignore-the-big-picture/ 

 OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Official Development Assistance and Priority Fads”, PA Times Online, 24 February, 2020. https://patimes.org/official-development-assistance-and-priority-fads/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Egyptian and American Regime Disruptions and Interest in the MPP and MPA”, PA Times Online, January, 22 January 2020. https://patimes.org/egyptian-and-american-regime-disruptions-and-interest-in-the-mpa-and-mpp/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Is there an Optimal Relationship between Universities and Policymakers? PA Times Online, 21 December, 2019).https://patimes.org/is-there-an-optimal-relationship-between-universities-and-policymakers/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Self-Reporting on SDG 16 by Governments: A Big Farce”, PA Times Online, 19 November, 2019. https://patimes.org/self-reporting-on-sustainable-development-goal-16-by-governments-a-big-farce/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Linking Theory to Practice in Public Affairs Education: Tradition and Innovation”, PA Times Online22 October 2019.


OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Nudging by governments and a large grey area”, PA Times Online, 23 September 2019.https://patimes.org/nudging-by-governments-and-a-large-grey-area/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Political Will: An Indication for Authoritarianism or a Scapegoat?”,PA Times Online22 August 2019. https://patimes.org/political-will-an-indication-for-autocracy-or-a-scapegoat/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Politics in Academia: Positive or Negative?” PA Times Online, 23 July 2019. https://patimes.org/politics-in-academia-positive-or-negative/

OP: El Baradei, Laila (2019). “Citizenships for Sale”, PA Times Online, 25 June 2019. https://patimes.org/citizenships-for-sale/


Barsoum, Ghada. 2020. “Women, Work, and Patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa” (Book Review). Mediterranean Politics. On-line first, August, 2020. Manuscript DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2020.1802888

Barsoum, Ghada. 2020. “Why is the Public Sector the Employer of Choice among Women in the Middle East? A Gendered Qualitative Inquiry into PSM in a Global Context.  Review of Public Personnel Administration.  On-line first, July 15, 2020. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0734371X20941246 

Barsoum, Ghada. 2020. “When Marketization Encounters Centralized Governance: Private Higher Education in Egypt". International Journal of Educational Development. Published online first. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0738059320303746

Ragui Assaad & Ghada Barsoum, 2019. "Public employment in the Middle East and North Africa". IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 463-463, August, 2019. https://wol.iza.org/articles/public-employment-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa

Barsoum, Ghada. 2019. “Women, Work and Family”: Educated Women’s Employment Decisions and Social Policies in Egypt”. Gender, Work and Organization. Vol. 26, Issue 7, July 2019, Pages 895-914.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gwao.12285

Barsoum, Ghada. 2020. COVID-19 and Social Policies in the MENA Region: A New Test to Overly-Stressed Systems (Essay). Cairo Review. The American University in Cairo. https://www.thecairoreview.com/covid-19-global-crisis/covid-19-and-social-policies-in-the-mena-region/

Ghada Barsoum; Passant Elwy; Hanan Khayal; Nada Kassem; Mai Amr; Amal Soliman; Yara Hassan; and Marian Fakhry. 2019. The Inventory of Youth Employment Programs in Egypt: A Snapshot of a Dynamic Field. Printed by Friedrich Ebert Foundation


Bhuiyan, S. & Farazmand, A. (2020). Society and Public Policy in the Middle East and North Africa. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(5), 373-377. For access, please visit  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01900692.2019.1707353    

Coedited the special issue (SI) of the International Journal of Public Administration on Society and Public Policy in the Middle East and North Africa, 43(5), 2020. This SI has included seven articles. For details, visit the link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/lpad20/43/5?nav=tocList

  • 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 the 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.W (2020). Performance Reporting Delay in Local Government: A Global South View.
International Journal of Public Sector Management.


Kaye-Essien, C.W (2020 ). Understanding Absences and Presences of BID Policies: A Comparative
Case of Accra and Cape Town. Urban Forum.


Kaye-Essien, C.W (2019). ‘Uberization’ as Neoliberal Governmentality: A Global South Perspective.
Journal of Asian & African Studies. 

Kaye-Essien, C.W (2019). Political Transition, Policy Learning and Failures to Learn: A Global
South Perspective. International Development Planning Review.


Kaye-Essien, C.W (2019). The Politics of Discontinuity: Assessing Government Transition and
Medium Term Policy Outcomes in Ghana. International Journal of Public Administration.


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. Accepted & Forthcoming in August 2020.

Hendy, R. 2020. Yes, Women can be Equal to Men in Employment: Evidence from Egypt. Journal of North African Studies. Francis & Taylor Online. DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2020.1732934. (Published Online in March 2020).

Hendy R. and Mohieldin, M. 2020. On Ideas and Economic Policy: A Survey of MENA Economists. Middle East Development Journal. Francis & Taylor Online. DOI:10.1080/17938120.2020.1716619. (January).

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.