Lisa Anderson

October 24th, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, was quoted in David D. Kirkpatrick's October 20 New York Times article, "Qaddafi's Death Places Focus on Arab Spring's 'Hard Road'." The article can be read by clicking HERE.

Lisa Anderson

July 22nd, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, was interviewed on yesterday's edition of the Forum show with Michael Krasny on KQED radio (California). The topic is the current state of the protests in Egypt. Click HERE to listen.

AUC in Science magazine

July 16th, 2011

AUC features prominently in a July 15 article in Science magazine entitled "A New Day for Egyptian Science?", by Andrew Lawler. Cited in the article are AUC President Lisa Anderson, University Counselor Amr Salama (currently on leave in the Egyptian Cabinet), and Associate Dean Hassan Azzazy of the School of Sciences and Engineering (whose lab is extensively discussed in a sidebar in the article). Click HERE to read.

Lisa Anderson

July 15th, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, lectured at the London School of Economics (LSE) on July 13, on the topic: "Change in the Middle East? Democracy, Authoritarianism and Regime Change in the Arab World." A podcast of the lecture is available HERE.

The article appeared yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and may be read by clicking HERE.

Lisa Anderson

June 23rd, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, is quoted in a June 21 article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Libya City Torn by Tribal Feud." Click HERE to read the story.

Sherine Fahmy

June 19th, 2011

Sherine Fahmy, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is organizing an alumni event in London on July 14, 2011, in collaboration with MICA Gallery, one of the renowned art galleries in London. The event is a reception for AUC’s UK alumni, who will meet with President Lisa Anderson. President Anderson will speak about the role AUC played during the revolution, and what this means for the future of Egypt and indeed for future generations. Sherine will also speak about the effect of Social Media on Egypt's January 25 Revolution. MICA gallery, is organizing this cultural event, entitled ‘From Facebook To Nassbook,’ as part of the London Mayor’s extensive Festival “Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture," dedicated to celebrating the very best of contemporary culture from across the Arab world. The Festival will run from July 4 – 24, 2011 and will feature numerous aspects of Arab culture, ranging from architecture, dance, design, and film to literature, poetry, music and the visual arts. The Festival hopes to strengthen relationships across culture, business, tourism, and the retail and education sectors.

who will be MICA gallery has also chosen to showcase a number of contemporary Egyptian figures in art, culture, and thought. Sherine has taken up the organization of artists showcasing their work about Egypt and the revolution. A number of alumni are also taking part in this, as well as faculty members and renowned photographers.  

The official launch of “Shubbak” will take place on July 11th, 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Finally, Sherine has made arrangements with MICA gallery to have two of AUC's Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) students do an internship at the gallery during this event.

In other news, Sherine's capstone course JRMC 425 entered the competition "Universities’ Movies Festival for Youth and Children/ UNICEF" with three Social Awareness campaigns, which the students produced as part of their final presentations. The three campaigns are:

1.     Encouraging Political Awareness.

2.     Promoting Civic Engagement

3.     Encouraging a better relationship between the people and the Police.

This competition is across all universities in Egypt, and each of the above entered with three films as part of one campaign. The results will be announced in a celebration event on July 15th 2011 at the Cairo Opera House, and all the participating students are invited to attend.

The judges include various film-makers and other celebrities.

This event will be attended by the Minister of Higher Education.

Lisa Anderson

June 13th, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, is quoted in a June 11 article in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) entitled "Post-revolution, Egypt counts the cost."

Click HERE to read.

Lisa Anderson

June 8th, 2011

The London School of Economics (LSE) sends word that Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, will be lecturing at the LSE on July 13 on the topic "Change in the Middle East? Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Regime Change in the Arab World."

The lecture announcement can be read on the LSE website by clicking HERE.

Lisa Anderson

May 1st, 2011

Lisa Anderson, President of AUC, is the author of the lead article in the May/June 2011 issue of the prestigious Foreign Affairs: "Demystifying the Arab Spring: Parsing the Differences Between Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya."

Click HERE to read the article.