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 POLS Activities 

AY 2019-2020


Political Science Annual Conference: 

“Representation and Reproduction of MENA in Political Science ”


Date: October 12–13, 2019

Location: P071 Hall , ElWaleed Building

Oliver Schlumberger - Tübingen University.
Walid Hazboun- Alabama University
Sarah Parkinson  - Johns Hopkins University
Mona Harb  - American University of Beirut
Sophie Richter-Devroe  - Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dana Olwan - Syracuse University

Melanie Richter-Montpetit -Sussex University

Moderators: Various Political Science faculty members.

Audience: Open to AUC Community Only



"Women and gender policies under the JDP government in Turkey"

Date: Monday, 28 October1:00 – 2:00pm

Location: P071 Hall , ElWaleed Building


Gamze Cavdar

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Political Science Department, Colorado State University

Audience: Open to AUC Community Only








 POLS Activities

 AY 2018-2019



Political Science Summer School 



The department of Political Science will be holding its first summer school for the training of junior faculty from universities across Egypt.  Through an open call, fifteen of the most promising Egyptian faculty members were selected to attend this training.  The fifteen candidates will be mentored by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field, including Nathan Brown from George Washington University, Tarek Masoud from Harvard University, and Anthony Lang from the University of St. Andrews.  The school comes as part of AUC's continuous commitment to providing knowledge and service to the research and scholarly community in Egypt and the region.


Date: 16-27 June 2019

Location: AUC Tahrir Campus

For Photos click here




Political Science Annual Workshop: 

“A New Political Science for a Changing World”


Date: November 3-4, 2018

Location: Sullivan Lounge, HUSS Building

Lisa Anderson - Columbia University.
Melani Cammett - Harvard University
Eva Bellin - Brandies University
Andrea Teti - University of Aberdeen
Lisa Wedeen - University of Chicago
Ellen Lust - University of Gothenburg
Jack Goldstone - George Mason University

Moderators: Various Political Science faculty members.

Audience: Open to AUC Community Only

News@AUC Article: "Community of Scholars: A New Political Science for a Changing World" about the recent Political Science workshop with International scholarsFor Photos click here 


Egypt: from rent to taxation?

In the memory of Samer Soliman, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science.

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: P071 WALEED hall


Wael Gamal: Economic Journalist and commentator 

Mohamed Fahmy Menza: Assistant Professor - Core Curriculum

Amr Adly: Assistant Professor - Political Science Dept.

For more information, click here 


Brown-Bag Lunch Series

This is a forum where faculty and graduate students present their research and get feedback from peers.  It will be advertised and open to faculty and graduate students of HUSS as well as Ph.D. candidates and faculty from politics departments of national universities. The purpose of this activity is to help establish an academic community of social scientists with AUC at the lead.

Location: POLS Department Meeting Room 2004
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Date: Monthly Event: First Wednesday of the month (except in May 2019 when it will be on a Sunday)
Audience: HUSS faculty and graduate students





Nadine Sika

October 3, 2018

Political Participation and Trust in the Middle East and North Africa


Shourideh Molavi

November 7, 2018

The Use of Military Herbicides in Gaza


Andrew Delatolla

December 5, 2018

International Politics of Sexuality: Race, Gender, and Capitalism from the 19th to the 21st Centuries


Mostafa Hefny

February 6, 2019

On the Concept of Political Autonomy


Marco Pinfari

March 13, 2019

The Iconography of Martyrdom and the Construction of Coptic Identity in Post-Revolutionary Egypt


Javed Maswood

April 10, 2019

Economic Globalization and De-globalization


Amr Adly

May 5, 2019

State-Business relations in Egypt




Black History Month 


In celebration of Black History month, the Political Science Department will be commemorating the struggle against racial discrimination by showing a number of documentaries. Every Monday throughout the month of February we will be showing an internationally acclaimed movie followed by an open discussion.


Documentary Movies


Dates: Mondays, February 4,18 and 25, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Moataz Al-Alfi Hall, New Cairo Campus

Audience: AUC Community

For more information, click here



International Women’s Day Ceremony

Celebrating the winners in a student essay competition on the significance of International Women Day. 

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: P071 WALEED Hall 

Audience: AUC Community

For more information about the competition, click here

For more information about the award ceremony, click here


AUC T.V Report, click here 


The Gaza Laboratory: Linking Slow and Fast Violence.


by Dr. Shourideh Molavi


Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Oriental Hall, Tahrir Campus

Audience: Open to the Public

For more information, click here 



Career Path Month


Are you wondering about your career opportunities when you graduate with a degree in Political Science?


Every Sunday during the Month of March the Department of Political Science will be hosting a career information session. Special guest speakers will be discussing and answering questions regarding their experiences following successful completion of degrees in Political Science and their journeys into a variety of related fields.

Embarking on a Career in Academia Sunday, March 3, 2019

Dr. Nesrine Badawi and Dr. Andrew Delatolla 

Starting your own NGO or Leading a Non-Profit Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dr. Marwa Daly            

Entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ambassador Karim Haggag

Applying for Careers in Government Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ms. Samia Moussa

Working for the United Nations Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ms. Gielan El-Messiri

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Sullivan Lounge, Al-WALEED building
Audience: AUC Community


Social Justice Film Series

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science AND the Film Program of the Department of the Arts



Event #1


Title:  Social Justice Film Series screening of Nostalgia for the Light

Event Type: Film screening

Place: AUCCA Room P013 (The Screening Room)

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Contact: Dr. Shourideh Molavi <>

Audience: AUC Community only

Description:  In this 2010 documentary, Chilean director Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile; The Pinochet Case) travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars -- and where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 11, 1973. While astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, continue to search for the remains of their loved ones, to reclaim their families' histories. Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women, Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la Luz) is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey. Dr. Shourideh Molavi will introduce the film and conduct qusetions and answers afterward.

Event #2


Title: Social Justice Film Series screening of The Pearl Button

Event Type: Film screening

Place: AUCCA Room P013 (The Screening Room)

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Contact: Dr. Terri Ginsberg <>

Audience: AUC Community only

Description:  In this 2015 documentary, Chilean director Patricio Guzmán takes us on a journey into the water and ocean of Southern Chile. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains, and glaciers. In it are the voices and languages of the Patagonian indigenous peoples and their tragic history, and also those of Chile's political prisoners -- the "disappeared" of the Pinochet dictatorship. Some say that water has memory. This film gives it a voice. Using both rarely seen archival images and breath-taking new footage, The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) navigates different periods of history and geography in a gripping and lyrical tale of the world in which we live. Dr. Terri Ginsberg will introduce the film and conduct questions and answers afterward.