The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration

​​​​​Founded in 2011 and institutionalized within the American University in Cairo in 2017, the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) is dedicated to advancing good governance and ethical institutions in the Middle East. Since its inception, the association has grown into a robust international network of more than 600 professionals and academics. Over the past decade, we have seen the AMEPPA community maintain its strength, vision, and drive to create meaningful change—a testament to the resilience of our network and the powerful foundations laid by previous leadership.


The Association for Middle East Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) is pleased to invite submissions for its annual conference. The theme for the 2022 conference is entitled: “Public Policy and Administration in a ‘Poly-crises’ World: Building Pathways for Sustainable Change” to be held on December 9 to 10 at the New Cairo Campus.

AMEPPA welcomes original work in Arabic and English from academics, policy-makers, independent scholars, early career researchers, policy and administration students and policy analysts from policy sciences, economics, humanities, arts and social science disciplines.

Some of the themes covered in the conference include but are not limited to: 

  • Smart, participatory, and sustainable policy making in times of crisis

  • New emerging financial, regulatory and legal frameworks

  • Emergency PPA in times of ‘poly-crises’ 

  • Health, social and developmental inequalities

  • Informal networks, grassroot governance and conflict resolution in PPA

  • PPA and the public commons

  • Policy theory and practice under COVID19: Empirical cases from the Global South

  • New remote research methodologies and fieldwork

Submission Guidelines and Important Dates

  • NOV 10th, 2022 Deadline for submitting abstracts in Arabic and English

    • Please complete the abstract submission form 

    • In the case of submitting a full panel (up to 4 submissions), each author should submit their abstracts separately, and one author will submit another form with the panel title, abstract, and names of panelists.

  • Nov 15, 2022 Conference registration opens for general public attendees

Please contact the conveners on  for more information.