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Dean Noha with Vera

Finance for Climate Action

Noha El-Mikawy, Dean of School of Global Affairs and Public Policy chats with Vera Songwe, Nonresident Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, and former Under Secretary General at the UN and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa on the Finance for Climate Action report how emerging market economies can fill the fiscal constraints and the impact of Climate Change.

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AUCTV covers COP27 activities

AUCTV Covers COP27 Activities

The American University in Cairo's (AUC) TV team participated in COP-27 through comprehensive media coverage of the activities in the Green Zone and the AUC Pavilion. Ranging from coverage of the University's presentations and contributions to a sustainable environment and up to conducting interviews with prominent figures within the AUC community.

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Twitter Troubles: Faculty Insight

Fake, verified Twitter accounts caused chaos after Elon Musk, who purchased the platform in October for $44 billion, allowed users to purchase verification marks without confirming their identities.

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Adham center@COP27

Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism@COP27

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism had an active role in representing GAPP and AUC at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. The Center's participation encompassed three elements, including extensive coverage by AUCTV, the display of student work relating to climate change, as well as a panel on "Communicating Climate Change in the Arab World and Beyond" with Hussein Amin, center director and professor of journalism, Rasha Allam, associate chair and professor of JRMC and Sarah El-Shaarawi, Arab Media and Society Managing Editor.

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JRMC@COP27

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication@COP27

Rasha Allam, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication associate chair and professor, participated in the COP27 conference in Sharm EL Sheikh, as part of the AUC delegation, through a panel titled “Media and the Environment”. Allam’s presented a paper titled “Solution Journalism and Climate Coverage” where she introduced the concept of solution journalism and its role in dealing with the challenges faced from climate change.  The panel took place at the AUC Pavilion stage.

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With Public Policy Papers and Animation Videos, The Public Policy HUB Participates in COP27

Public Policy HUB Participates in COP27 with Policy Papers and Animation Videos.

As part of the AUC’s delegation to COP27, Laila El Baradei, Public Policy HUB Principal Investigator, presented a brief about the work of the HUB and the current round of operation focusing on Climate Change.

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PPAD@COP

Department of Public Policy and Administration@COP27

Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPAD), is having a strong presence at the AUC Pavillon at COP27, with a number of public policy faculty members and students presenting. The first PPAD faculty to present was Rana Hendy, assistant professor and director of master's in public policy (MPP)  on How climate change is projected to have an impact on jobs in Egypt.

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Closing the GAP-P

Large global issues such as climate change are difficult to tackle across sectors. Scientists, politicians, local governments and corporate industries often get isolated in their efforts to address environmental challenges, coming up with solutions that are narrower or smaller in scale.

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Five GAPP Faculty members as part of the AUC delegation to COP27

We are honored to have GAPP faculty members as part of the AUC delegation to COP27. Discussing different topics ranging from green economy and future of work to media and climate change in addition to topics on development and urbanism in relation to climate change. AUC’s input through faculty research and student activities, addressing the climate crisis is at AUC's Pavilion in the Green Zone COP27, Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Center, Egypt.

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Corruption and Collapse: AUC’s Sarah El-Richani Explains Lebanon’s Financial Crisis

After a series of heists over the past few weeks, banks in Lebanon closed temporarily and heightened security. After reopening on Monday, they were stormed again. 

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Students in a classroom at AUC

AUC Introduces New Minors, Restructured Majors

From the arts to sciences — and the special places where they meet in between — AUC is offering two restructured majors and four new minors this fall.  Multimedia Communication and Journalism

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Noha El-Mikawy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Noha El-Mikawy '82

Enthusiastically returning to her roots, Noha El-Mikawy ‘82 has become the new dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. With extensive experience in academia, development and policy — as well as a passion for social justice — she brings with her a well-rounded vision to boost the school’s relevance, recognition and impact. News@AUC caught up with El-Mikawy to learn more.

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PPAD student in In Alzheimer's Association International Conference

PPAD Student Presenting Master's Research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Public Policy and Administration Student Shaimaa Heikal had the opportunity to present her master's research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference last summer in San Diego.

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Wael Aboulmagd speaks at AUC COP27 event

Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd Discusses COP27, Climate Solutions at AUC

Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd took the stage at AUC Tahrir Square this week to discuss the significance of the upcoming COP27 conference, which will be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh this November.

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Adham Center Student Awards in Five Years

Adham Center Student Awards in Five Years

Over the past five years, students of the MA program in television and digital journalism received more than 27 local and international awards from prestigious competitions. This harvest is a new record of excellence for the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism   International Awards: 

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