Laila El Baradei, professor of public administration and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research participated recently in the International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA) Fourth Conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 24 - 27, 2017.
Together with Dina Wafa, Director of GAPP Executive Education, they co-authored and presented a paper titled "Is there Still Room for Civil Society in Egypt?". The paper was well received and invoked an interesting discussion among participants, referencing good governance and modes of regulating civil society society organizations in different parts of the world.
The International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA) was inaugurated in 2012 connecting scholars and practitioners interested in research, teaching and policy action. Main establishing members are policy schools from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) plus Egypt, Turkey, Thailand and Malaysia. Main Schools that are members in IDPPA are:
- Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) – Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL
- School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), Tsinghua University, Beijing, CHINA
- Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, RUSSIA
- School of Public Leadership (SPL), Stellenbosch University, Capte Town, SOUTH AFRICA
- Environment, Development and Sustainability Program (EDS), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, THAILAND
- School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), the American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, EGYPT
- School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), O.P Jindal Global University Delhi, INDIA
- School of Government, Tun Abdul Razak University (TARSOG) – Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
- Sabanci University School of Public Policy/Istanbul Policy Center (IPC)- Istanbul, TURKEY.