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The Political Science department's Honors program is a crucial part of the department's academic life, and a possible capstone experience for students who wish to conclude their time at AUC by working one-on-one with a member of the POLS faculty on a Seniors Honors thesis. This thesis is a year-long project that will give students the opportunity to hone their research skills and to work in a sustained manner on a project of their choice, with the professional support of POLS faculty. We in the department are excited to extend the opportunity to our best and brightest students to join this select group. Honors students will take small, closed-enrollment (Honors only) classes together in their Senior year. Honors students will complete research that engages with pressing political questions under the supervision of an adviser of their choice (subject to availability), and strengthen their ability to excel in post-graduate employment or further study. We encourage interested students to review the materials we've posted online, including our Frequently Asked Questions sheet. They are found here. Do you still have questions after reading about the program? Please contact the program facilitator, Dr. Chris Barker, at chris.barker@aucegypt.edu.

Eligibility: Students may apply for admission to the Honors program following completion of at least 24 credit hours in Political Science with a minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.4. Kindly note that the deadline for application is Sunday, March 22nd. If interested, please apply by emailing Ms. Dina Hosni, at  dina_h@aucegypt.edu.


 Job Opportunity


The Information and Decision Support Center of The Council of Ministers is looking for candidates from AUC to collaborate in developing the council of minister's website.

Job Description

  • Per project job opportunity until given another task
  • Flexible working hours (depend on the tasked project)

Current Responsibilities

  •  Translating and developing the Arabic website of the Council of Ministers into English.

Essential Requirements

  • High level of English proficiency
  • Excellent knowledge of political and economic terminologies in English
  • Teamwork skills


  • Information and Decision Support Center, Magles El Shaab, Downtown Cairo.  

 Please send you CV and Phone number to Ms. Sara ElNamory sarah_namoury@aucegypt.edu  




Graduate Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop 


The American University in Cairo (AUC) in partnership with the American Political Science Association are delighted to announce a call for application to attend the ‘Graduate Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop’ at AUC on March 6-7, 2020. Our guest scholar this year is Professor Dawn Brancati (Yale University). The workshop is principally targeted at MA students who are currently enrolled in Masters’ programmes in Egyptian Universities (including both AUC and Egyptian public universities). Participation in the workshop will be a unique opportunity to participate in training sessions on writing MA thesis proposals and thesis.



The workshop will take place at the AUC Tahrir Campus. 


The Program: 

In a 2-day workshop, participants will attend seminars and training sessions on aspects related to the development of their thesis. The first day of the workshop will examine the different writing processes: such as research question, literature review, theoretical argument, and research design. It will include a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative approaches and different methods within each of these approaches. (It will not provide technical instruction on any method). 

The second day will include a discussion of the participants’ research topics to help students further develop their thesis proposal and/or thesis. Each research proposal will be read and discussed by Professor Brancati and members of the graduate committee at AUC. 



Applicants must be working on their research proposal that is at a stage of development, which would benefit from intense discussion and critique. All topics within Political Science will be considered. Approximately 15 participants will be selected. Selected participants will be asked to submit an initial 1-page long research proposal on February 20, 2020. 


To apply, please send: 

  • A 400-word abstract describing the thesis topic, research question, and argument. 
  • Application must be sent to Dr. Nadine Sika via e-mail: nadinesika@aucegypt.edu and
    cc’d to Mr. Hood Ahmed via e-mail: hood94@aucegypt.edu 



Call for Applications

The Political Science 2nd Annual Summer School on Research Design and Methodology

Cairo, Egypt – June 14-19, 2020


The Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in collaboration with the Arab Political Science Network (APSN) announces a call for applications for the Annual Summer School on Research Design and Methodology. The Summer School is aimed at Ph.D. students and early career faculty in political science at Arab public and private universities. Scholars in other social science disciplines are also encouraged to apply. The program will take place at AUC’s downtown Cairo campus on June 14-19, 2020 The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020


The Summer School is an incubator for new practices of political and social inquiry derived from the questions and projects of young Arab scholars seeking to establish renewed linkages between theory, methodology and the altered political and social landscapes. The program will provide researchers and junior faculty with an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their research projects and guide them on matters of research design and the relevant methodological and theoretical approaches such as case studies, formal modeling, experimental designs, ethnography, structuralism, institutionalism, social constructivism, and critical theories. 


Participants will be required to share a research proposal in advance of the Summer School to facilitate the feedback and engagement with their colleagues and the lecturers. A set of assigned readings will be shared ahead of the sessions to provide for a lively and informative debate. Non-Egyptian participants are expected to arrive on June 13 and depart June 20 and will be provided with visa support letters if necessary. The cost of participation including airfare and lodging for non-Egyptian participants will be subsidized by AUC and APSN.    


All Applicants must be:

1. Enrolled in a Ph.D. program or a faculty member 

2. Affiliated with a university or research institute/center in an Arab country.

3. Proficient in English.


All interested applicants should complete the Online Form, including:

1. Updated resume / CV

2. An abstract of 800-1000 words, about the research project they plan to bring to the Summer School

3. A letter of support from a thesis supervisor, department chair or dean of school.


The deadline for application is February 1, 2020, and Selected applicants will be notified no later than the end of February. All selected participants must send an updated research proposal by May 17, 2020


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Amr Adly at amradly82@aucegypt.edu