Laila El Baradei

September 15th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Acting Dean of GAPP and Professor of Public Administration, co-published with Dina Wafa, Director of Executive Education at GAPP, an article in the Journal of International Women’s Studies. The article’s title is, “Women in the Second Egyptian Parliament Post the Arab Spring: Do they think they stand a chance?”. It appeared in Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 42-63 and is available through the following link: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol14/iss3/4

Laila El Baradei

June 28th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean School of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), was invited to participate in the World Political Forum (WPF) taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from June 26-28, 2013. Laila was a speaker on two panels, under the titles of “Where are we at Global Governance? How far are we from a universal council with global enforcement capabilities?” and “How to share the cake? Struggle over Africa.”

Laila El Baradei

June 28th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), and Ms. Assmaa Ahmed, External Affairs Manager for the School of GAPP, led a delegation of Public Policy and Administration master students on a weeklong study tour to Singapore from June 16-24, 2013. The group, which was accommodated in the Singapore Management University (SMU) dormitories, visited a number of public organizations and think tanks, including the following: the Public Service Division, the Civil Service College, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Laila writes as follows about the trip: “Although the study tour was non-credit, participants researched beforehand the organizations to be visited and will be organizing a workshop by the beginning of next semester (Fall 2013) to share their experience with colleagues. The students were in general impressed by all that they learned about the Singaporean Public Service. Some remarked that for the first time they realized that what they learn in their Public Administration textbooks is truly implemented in reality. In addition to the formal visits, the study tour included an intensive cultural and recreational program. Students went from China town to ‘Little India’ to the Gardens by the Bay, to the National Museum of Singapore, and to Universal studios. The school of GAPP plans to continue organizing similar study tours for its students with the aim of enhancing their international exposure.”

Laila El Baradei

June 11th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) participated in the Annual Conference organized by the Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University on May 29, 2013 under the title of Reforming the State Administrative Agency Amid the current Developments Post the January 25th Revolution. Laila’s presentation was entitled: “Over-Staffing in the Egyptian Bureaucracy and the Implications of the January 25 Revolution.”

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean of the School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP) participated recently in the 29th Annual International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Conference: Futures of Public Administration: Professionalism and Leadership. The conference was held in Manama, Bahrain from June 1-6, 2013. Laila jointly presented a co-authored paper with Dina Wafa, Director of GAPP Executive Education, entitled: “Women in the Second Egyptian Parliament Post the Arab Spring: Do They Think They Stand a Chance?”

Laila also co-chaired one of the Conference’s newly established Working Groups under the title of “Gender and Diversity in the Public Service: Working Group IX,” in addition to being a speaker in the Panel on Middle Eastern Women in Public Administration discussing “The Status of Egyptian Women Nearly Two and a Half Years After the 25 January Revolution.”

Laila El Baradei

May 10th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), presented a co-authored paper entitled “Institutionalizing and Streamlining Development Monitoring and Evaluation in Post-Revolutionary Egypt” at the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) Global Assembly held in Bridgetown, Barbados from May 6-9, 2013.

Laila El Baradei

April 17th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPAD) and Associate Dean for the School of GAPP was invited to participate in the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Conference: Arab Development Forum: Priorities for the Post-2015 Agenda – Amman, Jordan, 10-11 April, 2013. During the plenary closing session, Laila reported on the results of the consultations of Working Group 3: Voice, Participation, Citizen Engagement and Political Inclusion.

The forum is part of a global conversation to frame post-2015 goals for sustainable development and shaping the “world we want.” People from all parts of the world are  encouraged to vote on the priorities of the 2015 agenda through the My World Website: http://www.myworld2015.org/

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Below is a photo of Laila with Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate from Yemen and member of the high-level panel advising the UN Secretary General on the future development framework.

Laila El Baradei

March 7th, 2013

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration and Associate Dean for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) was invited to participate in the Public Service Dialogue 1, held in Singapore on March 5, 2013 by the new UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence. The dialogue included a group of twenty participants representing the government of Singapore, Singaporean academic institutions, the UNDP, and expert advisers.

Laila El Baradei

November 1st, 2012

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Administration, participated as a panelist in the recent annual NASPAA 2012 Conference held in Austin, Texas from October 17-20, 2012. The title of the panel was “Establishing Global Connections to Enrich Our Programs and Our Curricula.” NASPAA, which stands for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, voted to change its name to become the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration while retaining the same acronym.

On October 23, 2012, Laila also participated as a member in the dissertation defense committee of Bakry ElJack at the School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware. Bakry, who is originally an alum of the Master’s of Public Policy and Public Administration at AUC, successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Civil Society and Democratic Transformation in Contemporary Egypt: Premises and Promises First.” A photo of the defense committee can be seen below.

Laila El Baradei

October 9th, 2012

Laila El Baradei, Professor of Public Policy & Administration (PPAD) and Dean of the School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP), participated in the Baku International Humanitarian Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from October 4-6, 2012. Laila prepared a brief article entitled “The Egyptian Revolution and Its Message to Economists & National Planners: Make Your Citizens Happy,” which will be published on the Conference website, HERE.