October 22nd, 2013
Dr. Nagla Rizk, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, has been invited to join Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society as a Faculty Associate for the second academic year starting in September 2013. Rizk’s affiliation with the center will span over the course of the next academic year and is aimed at solidifying the ongoing research collaboration between the Berman Center and A2K4D. Over the past year, Rizk has worked with the Berkman Center on pilot research funded by Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC), exploring the role of the Internet and new media on the uprisings in Egypt. Rizk’s affiliation with Harvard will enhance the currently planned research collaboration on the role of the networked public sphere in political mobilization in the Arab region, also funded by IDRC.
Heading a research team at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), Dr. Nagla Rizk is drafting a strategy for free and open source software in Egypt, requested by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). The team members are Dr. Nagla Rizk, the Center’s Founder and Director, Dr. Nahed Azab of the Management Department, May Khourshed, Senior Research Specialist at A2K4D, and Shereen Nasef, A2K4D affiliate, with contribution from Dr. Sherif El Kassas from the AUC Computer Science Department. The strategy will be delivered by November 2013, to be presented to ministerial and civil society stakeholders.
Dr. Nagla Rizk has been invited by the University of Ottawa Law School to be their Distinguished Visiting Researcher Professor (DVRP). Dr. Rizk will be in Ottawa in October 2013 where she will deliver a public lecture, finalize research within the Open African Innovation (Open A.I.R.) project and develop future research collaboration between the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at AUC’s School of Business and the University of Ottawa.
March 16th, 2010
Nagla Rizk, Professor of Economics, is co-editor of a recently published volume along with Lea Shaver (Yale Law School):
- Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research On Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010).
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The book includes contributions from three AUC faculty members: