Happenings, speakers, and events at the American University in Cairo in Winter 2018.
As new discoveries of natural gas deposits are made in Egypt and an interest in renewable energy resources arises, this industry report forecasts good times ahead for the North African country.
A 1960s play about corruption resonates in today’s Egypt.
The Tahrir uprising in 2011 was quickly followed by a backlash against women’s rights. Under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the government is once again championing the role of women, but is gender equality possible without a change in public attitudes?
Especially in the West, Arab men are often stereotyped as violent fanatics or oppressors of women. The truth is that Arab men, too, experience daunting political, economic, and social challenges related to their gender roles.
The “Egypt The Future” economic development conference reaffirmed the primacy of the strongman in Egyptian politics. That may win the hearts and minds of some global capitalists, but will Tahrir Square revolutionaries buy it?
AUC V-Lab incubated startup Koshk Comics is weathering the challenges facing Egyptian entrepreneurs.
After two years as president of Egypt, is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi fulfilling his promises?
Taekwondo world champion and member of Egypt’s parliament Caroline Maher is determined to be a voice for the voiceless: Egyptians with disabilities.
One of the most significant battles taking place these days in the Arab region is about how wide or narrow is the public space available for citizens to express themselves and offer views that differ from or challenge the state.
Four very different events on the same day all confirm once again the hard consequences of the unsustainable policies that all Arab governments, without exception, pursued since the 1970s.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
A look at the ups and downs of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
It is difficult to predict the outcome of the region’s transformation, but at least one thing is clear: we are witnessing the birth of Arab citizens who express themselves in the public sphere.