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.



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


  • 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