Workshops and Events

Upcoming Events

  • 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 the 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

    Date: Monthly Event: First Wednesday of the month

    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Audience: HUSS faculty and graduate students

    Faculty

    Date

    Topic

    Amr Adly

    October 2, 2019

    “Egypt's Shattered Oligarchy and Big Business Autonomy”

    Sean Lee

    November 6, 2019

    "How Bashar al-Asad learned to stop worrying and love the war on terror."

    Marco Pinfari

    December 4, 2019

    “Regional Problems for Regional Solutions? The Ideational Context of Regional Mediation in Arab Africa”

    Shouridah Molavi

    February 12, 2020

    ‘Interrogating the Citizen and the Israeli Logic of Exclusion”.

    Nesreen Badawi

    March 4, 2020

    "Sovereign Acts and the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court"

    Chris Barker

    April 1, 2020

    "Liberalism Imperialism: The Arguments for and Against"

    Mostafa Henfy

    May 6, 2020

    'Counting, Interpretation, and Collective (in)Action in Politics'

     

    STATUS: postponed until further notice

  • Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 

    Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

    Location: Sullivan Lounge, HUSS building 

    Audience: by Invitation

    STATUS: postponed until further notice

  • Speaker: Dr. Ahdaf Soueif

    Writer and novelist.

    Date: Tuesday, April 7,  2020 

    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

    Audience: Open to the Public

    STATUS: postponed until further notice

Past Events

  • Every Monday 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.

    Dates: Mondays March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Location: Sullivan Lounge, Al-WALEED building

    Audience: POLS Students - AUC community

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

    Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    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

  • Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM 

    Location: Sullivan lounge, HUSS building 

    Audience: AUC community 

    For more information, click here

  • Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

    Location: Mansour Hall

    For more information: click here 

  • Speaker: 

    Dr. Harry Verhoeven

    GeorgeTown University

    Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Time: 1:00- 2:00 PM

    Location: Room CP75, HUSS

    Audience: Open to AUC community 

    For more information: Click here

  • Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

    Time: 1:00- 2:00 PM

    Location: Room P022, CVC

    Audience: Open to AUC community 

    For more information: click here 

  • Speaker:  

    Dr. Sophie Haspeslagh

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

    Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Time: 1:00- 2:00 PM

    Location: Room P020, CVC

    Audience: Open to AUC Community

    For more information: click here 

  • Date: October 28, 2019

    Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Location: P071 Hall, El Waleed Building

    Speaker:

    Gamze Cavdar

    Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

    Political Science Department, Colorado State University

    Audience: AUC Community

    For more information: Click here

  • Date: October 12-13, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location: P071 Hall, El Waleed Building

    Speakers include:

    • 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

    • Walid Hazboun - Alabama University

    • Oliver Schlumberger - Tübingen University

    Audience: AUC Community

    For more information: Click here 

    For photos: Click here 

POLS Activities

AY 2018-2019
  • 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: June 16-17, 2019 

    Location: AUC Tahrir Campus

    For photos click here

  • Date: November 3-4, 2018

    Location: Sullivan Lounge, HUSS Building

    Speakers:
    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 scholars. For Photos click here 

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

    Date: November 26, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Location: P071 WALEED hall

    Speakers: 

    • 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 

     

  • 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 the 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

    Faculty

    Date

    Topic

     

    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

    Canceled

    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

    Postponed

     

  • 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: 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

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

    Date: 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 TV Report, click here 

  • by Dr. Shourideh Molavi

    Date: 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 

  • 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: 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

  • 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: March 27, 2019

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Dr. Shourideh Molavi < shourideh.molavi@aucegypt.edu>

    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: April 4, 2019

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Contact: Dr. Terri Ginsberg < terri.ginsberg@aucegypt.edu>

    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 that 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