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Faculty Reflect on Economic Setbacks of COVID-19

Various sectors of society are feeling the effects of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, most noticeably education and health, but world economies might be taking the hardest hit.

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Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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Angus Blair

One on One Feature with Angus Blair; Global Finance Magazine’s Emerging Markets Superstar

Rated “Emerging Markets Superstar” by Global Finance magazine and given the prestigious number one position for his coverage of the MENA region’s markets by Institutional Investor magazine, Angus Blair is the current CIB Professor of Practice in Banking at the AUC School of Business.  

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Global Warming

Accounting Research Highlights a Country's Vulnerability to Climate Change

Climate change is a global threat. According to NASA, 97% percent of climate scientists agree that human activities are the main cause of climate-warming trends over the past century, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.

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Star Awards

Promoting Experiential Learning and Versatile Faculty Activities Through Newly Introduced Stellar Teaching and Activities Recognition (STAR) Awards

The awards come in the form of recognition, in addition to, faculty support in all education-related purposes including enhancing the teaching experience, advancing research efforts, and encouraging professional development.

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School of Business Celebrates Faculty and Researchers Receiving Emerald Awards

In collaboration with Emerald Publishing, Professors Ahmed Tolba, Khaled Samaha, Ayman Ismail and researcher Seham Ghalwash were recognized and celebrated for receiving the Literati Awards, while Professor Nermeen Shehata was recognized for receiving the Emerald Real Impact Award.

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Galal Amin

Remembering Galal Amin: Honoring the Life of a Legend

“To quote Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet,’ I shall not look upon his like again,” said Soreya Altorki, professor of anthropology, in the Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology at the memorial service for Professor Emeritus Galal Amin. The memorial service for the visionary educator was a chance for those who knew him to reflect on his life and accomplishments, and to share some words about his impact on their lives.

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Making Cents of the Economy

Egypt has moved from being in a “crisis zone” only two years ago to an “investor haven” now, according to Bloomberg. Tarek Selim ’92, ’95, economics professor and most recently a research fellow in emerging markets at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains why the Egyptian economy is on the rise and what it can do to continue to improve.

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Sherif Kamel, professor of management and former founding dean of the School of Business, is the new vice president for information management

Sherif Kamel: Keeping Pace with New Tech Trends, Bringing People Together

From apps for student life, course registration, grades and sports tournaments to the creation of blended learning spaces combining in-class seminars with online resources, AUC’s new Office of Information Management, headed by Sherif Kamel, management professor and former founding dean of the School of Business, aims to bring together people and technology in innovative ways that reflect the continuous and changing academic needs in today’s digital world.

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Back to Business with Dean Sherif Kamel

Sherif Kamel ‘88, ‘90, ‘13 recalls with amusement the time a faculty member approached him to ask him what he was doing sitting in her class. “I’m a student,” he said. Kamel was dean of the School of Business, and at the same time, was on his way to receiving his third degree from AUC: a Master of Arts in Islamic art and architecture. Kamel had received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration years before, but this degree took a total of nine years to complete.

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Faculty in the News

Karim Seghir

Effectively Combining Regional Expertise, Location, Long-Standing History, and Internationalization, Global Business School Network


Ahmed Hassanein

AUC School of Business gets Triple Crown Accreditation, Naharak Saeed


Galal Amin

Awarded the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences, El Shorouk

Male Community, El Shorouk

My Father and the Muslim Brotherhood, El Shorouk

Analysis of the past two and a half years in Egypt, CBC Channel

Egypt and the American Era, El Shorouk

Egypt 'suffering worst economic crisis since 1930s', The Guardian


Samer Attallah

Egypt's youth: 'What has the revolution done for us?', BBC

Egypt's challenge: The Economy, BBC

A Murky Future, Zawya


Mohamed Hegazy

Feature: Egyptians suffer from soaring prices, China.org.cn

Egypt pushes for reconciliation bid to lure investors, Global Times



Ahmed Kamaly

Egypt gripped by unemployment, Deutshce Welle


Mohamed El Ississ, Arab World SMEs Problems a Session at World Economic Forum in Jordan, Arab Crunch 

Obama Heads to Israel on Multi-purpose Visit, Al Ahram


Tarek Selim and Maha El Shinnawy

AUC professors argue that entrepreneurship is a way out of the economic crisis, Al Ahram


Eskandar Tooma
Orascom Names Interim CFO After El-Shamy Injured in Car Crash, Bloomberg