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Summer School in Political Science 



The Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC) cordially invites you to participate in the Summer School Program in Political Science. The school is targeting PhD students and early career faculty at Egyptian universities and will take place June 16-27 in Cairo at the university’s downtown campus. 



To join the program, fill in the application form.  



‘VIADUCT – Enhancing Visibility of the Academic Dialogue on EU-Turkey Cooperation’

We are pleased to announce AUC inclusion as a partner into the EU-funded Jean Monnet network entitled  ‘VIADUCT – Enhancing Visibility of the Academic Dialogue on EU-Turkey Cooperation’, coordinated by the University of Cologne.


Linking over 40 partner institutions from across Europe (i.e. Cambridge University, ETH Zurich), Turkey (i.e. Sabanci University, Middle East Technical University) and their neighborhood (i.e. AUC, Middle East Research Institute), VIADUCT aims at promoting research, teaching and policy dialogue on EU-Turkey relations via an innovative 4 x 4 approach.


Essentially, this multidisciplinary academic network offers a number of opportunities to AUCians – students and faculty members alike.


Details are outlined below:


·      Participating in VIADUCT Master Seminar and Ph.D. Workshop respectively due to take place in June 2020 and March 2019

·      Publish Teaching, Student or Policy Papers via the VIADUCT Online Paper Series (the next call for papers will be issued by September 2018)

·      Receiving Teaching awards of up to €600.

·      Hosting or giving a public Guest Lecture at one of VIADUCT’s partner institutions


For more information, kindly subscribe to the newsletter via VIADUCT webpage or follow the network on Twitter or Facebook.











 Working alongside leading public policy experts on cutting-edge research

 Seminars covering numerous policy, philosophy, history, and economics topics

 Professional skills workshops on writing, public speaking, networking, and more

 A state-of-the-art office environment

 Unlimited access to a wealth of research and research resources





We hope you will forward this information on to students who would be interested in this internship opportunity. Students can apply for spring, summer, and fall internships at


Apply for a summer internship by February 15



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CIAR: Call for Manuscripts

 Volume 12, Issue II (Spring 2019) 



The Cornell International Affairs Review is a student-run publication at Cornell University dedicated to publishing papers that contribute to our collective understanding of contemporary international affairs. 

Our editors seek to curate papers that present original research and demonstrate novel arguments or interpretative approaches. Papers should preferably address events and trends that are not well-established in current scholarship, yet have immediate global relevance and engage a broader and more diverse audience beyond the traditional academic sphere. 

As such, we welcome submissions from any relevant field of study and particularly encourage papers that seek to address lesser-studied regions and historically underrepresented demographics. We also heavily encourage the submission of papers that utilize non-English language secondary scholarship or primary research. 

Submission Requirements: 

Submissions must be original academic papers between 3,000 - 15,000 words in length. The word count includes footnotes, citations, appendices, and the abstract (if applicable). Manuscripts must contain properly formatted citations and footnotes based on the Chicago reference system. 

Submissions must be written in English. However, in the interest of promoting diversity of authorship, papers will not be penalized on the basis of English proficiency alone—provided that the content therein is both coherent and intelligible. 

Submissions must pertain to an aspect of contemporary international affairs (defined as occurring within 20 years of the current year). 

Submissions must be written by either professors, postgraduate students, or undergraduate students currently affiliated with accredited academic institutions. 

Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents or .pdf documents to before the final deadline. Manuscripts submitted before the early submission deadline will receive priority consideration. 

The subject line of the email should be formatted as such: [S19]: Title of Submission. 

Early Submission Deadline: January 27, 2019

Final Deadline: February 10, 2019 






Dear students,

Here is an exciting publishing opportunity for you! We are the Undergraduate Journal of Politics Policy and Society (UJPPS), an emerging interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed work of undergraduate students in social sciences and humanities. We provide a platform for aspiring academics to gain experience in publishing, research, and critical thinking while contributing to current debates and discussions in their disciplines. We are currently soliciting submissions in the form of academic essays and literary reviews for our upcoming issue.

The theme for the 2019 issue is Disruptive Politics which evaluates the transformations of all aspects of the political and social world. We invite submissions addressing topics including, but not limited to, activism and social movements; conflict; youths’ politics; challenges to democracy;. populism; migration; security and surveillance; justice and accountability; as well as technology and media politics. These topics engage with a diverse set of questions, such as the following:

  • How do social movements create and respond to political disruption?
  • How does the lack of political engagement challenge democracy?
  • How do changing technologies shape legal and political orders?
  • How does the spread of misinformation disrupt governments and societies?
  • What are the ethical dimensions of political disruption? 
  • How does surveillance and security in society instigate political disruption?
  • How do conflicts influence national imaginaries?
  • What role does the internet play as a source of political disruption? 
  • How does environmental degradation create disruption?
  • How does the meaning of disruption change across intersectional identities?

The submission deadline is February 24, 2019. Interested authors should submit their manuscript via the journal’s homepage: 


All submissions must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines. Submissions will undergo a blind peer review and those selected by the UJPPS will be revised, finalized, and published in the 2019 issue of the journal. All submissions will be entered for the UJPPS Article of the year award. Questions pertaining to this call for papers should be directed to the UJPPS editorial team at 







FEUTURE – “The Future of EU-Turkey Relations: Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios”

The Department of Political Science at AUC currently participates in the three-year, EU-funded FEUTURE project – a consortium of 15 universities and think tanks from the EU, Turkey and the neighborhood – coordinated by the University of Cologne. Against the backdrop of mounting challenges the EU and Turkey face both in relation to one another and internationally, this interdisciplinary project aims at mapping the dynamics of EU-Turkey relations by analyzing drivers within six thematic dimensions (politics, security, economics, energy, migration, identity) and across four level of analysis (EU, Turkey, neighborhood, global) in order to substantiate the most likely ideal-type future scenarios – conflict, cooperation, convergence – and test their implications for EU-Turkey relations.


AUC contributions to three of the thematic research packages explore the impact of political changes in the Southern Neighborhood (politics), the impact of the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey on Turkey’s trade flows of goods and services and its sustainability (economics), and US and Egyptian identity representations of Turkey and the EU within the context of Turkey’s bid for European membership (Identity). 

Assistant Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean of HUSS, Dr. Marco Pinfari, leads the AUC team composed of three researchers: Prof. Charilaos Mertzanis (Department of Management, School of Business), Dr. Shaimaa Magued (Department of Political Science, AUC, and Cairo University) and Research Fellow and coordinator Ms. Justine Louis.

More information about FEUTURE is available on:

Project’s website:


Twitter: @FEUTURE_EU

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692976