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A Warm Virtual Welcome: Class of 2025 Joins AUC

AUC welcomes the Class of 2025 in unusual circumstances — with new hopes and challenges awaiting them. AUC is still implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus.

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Debating the Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film in SpeakUp Dialog Series

Is the media harming women?   At last week's AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series, "Do Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film Reflect Reality or Shape It?" our online poll showed that 66% believe media portrayals shape reality, while 34% think such portrayals simply reflect reality.   "There isn't a clear cut answer; it's both," said scriptwriter Tamer Habib, one of the panelists at the event. 

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Kamal Adham Center Launches COVID-19 Media Relief Project with Facebook Journalism Project

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project, launched the

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AUC Faculty Reflect on their Students' Handwritten Notes of Gratitude

On the last day of classes, students surprised their professors with handwritten notes to express their gratitude for their ongoing support in online learning despite the unusual circumstances.   Walid Kazziha, professor of political science:

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Sue Ellen Hassouna (LLM ‘13) Honored for Fighting Corruption

Sue Ellen Hassouna (LLM ’13), who earned her Master of Laws in international and comparative law from AUC and is president of the Sue Ellen Foundation for Legal Development, was honored by the Egyptian government for her efforts in implementing the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in state entities.

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The Open Mind Comes to Cairo

Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS — the longest running broadcast in American public television — is joining AUC for a discussion on the role of the media in writing history. On December 7, viewers can tune in, ask questions and join in on the conversation. You can find event details here. “We will discuss the importance of civil discourse, civic education, and a free press to global citizenship and consider the responsibility of media platforms and journalists,” Heffner said.

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AUC-Penn State Collaboration

We are very proud to announce the latest collaboration between AUC and Penn State Professor Hesham Dinana and Professor Nicolas Hamelin have officially joined the EDGE( Experiential Digital Global Engagement) program with PennState University.

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Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program

We believe in the power of the story. Stories articulate experiences and engagements, they have the power to inspire, stimulate, and motivate. We are very proud to share the story of one of our Yousef Jameel fellows; Alamir Othman.

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GAPP Alumni Event

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy(GAPP) prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy.   

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Rawan Lasheen Won the Egyptian Parliament Elections 2020

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy is proud to announce that, Rawan Lasheen, 27, has been nominated and won the Egyptian Parliament Elections 2020 round under the youth category. Lasheen is an AUC Graduate '15 Mass Communication: Communication and Media Arts with a minor in Economics and MA' 17 from Kamal Adham Center for TV and Digital Journalism with Honors. Working as an Economic and Business news anchor and in-house reporter at AlGhad News Channel based in Cairo.

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Aya Abbas, Professional Paralympic Swimming Champ, Finds Her Passion at AUC

“Doctors told my mom I was going to die. They told her not to invest too much in me as I am dying anyway,” said Aya Abbas, the first and youngest paralympic swimmer in the Middle East and Africa to win world paraswimming championship medals as well as Egypt's Republican Medal for Athletes.

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Tahrir Cultural Center Kicks Off El Gouna in Tahrir

El Gouna in Tahrir is a long-awaited collaboration between AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center and El Gouna Film Festival.  This is a series of 5 films selected from previous editions of the film festival. They include the winner of last year's festival, the Sudanese film You Will Die At Twenty, which will open the series  on October 7 at 7pm.  Tickets for each film are EGP 50. Below is the schedule of all film screenings. 

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AUC-UNESCO Webinar Series: Combating COVID-19 Misinformation

AUC's Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism will hold the first of a series of training webinars for media professionals on combatting misinformation and disinformation in the context of COVID-19.

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'My Aim is to Inspire' — Meet AUC's Newest Faculty Members

"It is my honor and pleasure to serve the AUC  community," said Daniel Ortiz, dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies. "It’s a wonderful University and a marvelous country. I am at home." New faculty members joining AUC this semester span an array of disciplines, research interests, cultural backgrounds and more, but all have one thing in common: They’re excited about joining AUC. 

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AUC Welcomes Class of 2024, Begins Hybrid Classes

AUC welcomes the Class of 2024 — with their aspirations and endeavors —while implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus, where 93% of classes will be held online and only 7% will meet face to face when required.

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