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COVID-19: The Caravan Documents Life Under Confinement

These are the stories of AUC students coping with the curfew, home confinement, and online teaching.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco: Tales From the Ever Changing City

Following the dot com boom of the 1990s which brought with it an influx of skilled tech workers to the city, longtime San Francisco residents had been subjected to relentless urban displacement.

What's Next?

Thursday marked the last day of classes in a four-year undergraduate journey for hundreds of students at AUC. This signaled an end of pulling all-nighters studying for that exam, nervously preparing for a presentation, editing that article or writing yet another paper due the next day.

SU Cleans the Nile

VeryNile, an initiative that aims to develop large-scale solutions to clean the Nile River, collaborated with the Student Union (SU) Sustainability team to participate in its clean up late last month.

Students Achievements

Student Achievements across the school different disciplines and departments

Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC)


First place: Basant Samhout (MMJ)

 "It's Time For 'The Talk" where she asks her parents how they learned about sex education. Category: student audio, international (new this year)

Second place: Habiba Sallam (CMA)

"Lady of the Empire Podcast," about historically influential Arab women. Category: student audio, specialty/podcast (new this year)

Third place: Youssef Essam Afifi (CMA)

 "Omar Makram: A Forgotten Egyptian Figure," an Egyptian national hero. Category: student audio, educational program

JRMC 4480 Multimedia Reporting Capstone


Congratulations to our emerging journalists!!

Students enrolled in the JRMC 4480 Multimedia Reporting Capstone taught by Associate Dean Prof. Naila Hamdy this spring - won the first and third place of the student multimedia news story 2019-2020 contest sponsored by the International Communication Division of AEJMC.

The multimedia news story “The Corona Chronicles” produced by Noran Alaa, Eman Magdy and Habiba Sallam was placed first and the multimedia story “Online Sexual Harassment” produced by Basant Samhout, Farah Rafik and Aya Abou Shady was placed third.





Congratulations to Noran Morsi and Mohamed Youssef who have been shortlisted as finalists for the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) On-Location Creative Competition. 

Noran produced "From Cairo to Brooklyn: The Arab American Experience," which was the winning podcast in this year's The Author's Challenge.

Mohamed produced "I Wish Something Happens and He Goes ..." for the Audio Production course in JRMC. His audio feature includes audio clips from his oral history interview with his aunt. The oral history component is a part of collaboration with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance's (GLAA) Global Course Connection (GCC). The Audio Production course is taught by Professor Kim Fox.


Public Policy and Administration Department

Dena Zaki

Dena Zaki

Dena Mamdouh Zaki, Business Development Officer at Save the Children who has received her MPP, Feb 2018 and is a former recipient of The Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship has successfully received her PhD award at the prestigious International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague.

Abdel Ghani Barakat

Abdel Ghani Barakat

Abdel Ghani Barakat, MPA student developed the concept for an innovative and impactful mobile application for visually impaired individuals, dubbed E3rafli, 2017. 

Department of Law


  •  Jana Moss IHRL graduate student participated in the annual meeting on law and society 2019. 

  • May Elshiekh, a graduate of the MA in International Human Rights Law and Justice Program has recently been awarded the AUC 25th of January Award for her Master’s Thesis, titled "The Politics and Poetics of Memory - Law and Temporality in Contemporary Egypt". The thesis was recognized as the outstanding thesis work on a topic related to democracy, human rights, citizenship and sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa for a thesis completed during the current academic year. You can find out more about Mayy's Thesis here