Nabil Fahmy, chairman
Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, American University in Cairo

  • David D. Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, former under-secretary general of the United Nations and former United Nations and Arab League special envoy to Syria
  • Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former Saudi ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom
  • Hassan Heikal, former CEO of EFG Hermes
  • Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute
  • Rami G. Khouri, founding director and senior policy fellow of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
  • Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel
  • Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy prime minister of Jordan
  • Lubna S. Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Co.
  • David B. Ottaway, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
  • Thomas R. Pickering, vice chairman of Hills & Company and former U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs
  • Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Telecom Holding SAE
  • Mark Suzman, president of Global Policy, Advocacy, and Country Programs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Mervat Tallawy, chairwoman of the National Council for Women – Egypt, former under-secretary general of the United Nations, and former Egyptian ambassador to Japan and Austria

Advisory Group
School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

  • Hussein Amin, director, Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism
  • Ibrahim Awad, director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
  • Ghada Barsoum, associate professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, GAPP
  • Shahjahan Bhuiyan, associate dean for administration, undergraduate studies, and public outreach, GAPP
  • Naila Hamdy, associate dean of graduate studies and research, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Robert Mason, director, Middle East Studies Center
  • Martina Rieker, director, Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Hani Sayed, chair, Department of Law