At AUC, we take full advantage of the fact that we are located in one of the most unique and dynamic cities in the world.  We take inspiration from Cairo in our academic programs, using it as a site for learning and integrating it into our curriculum. 



Helen Rizzo Aims to Reframe Sexual Harassment and Gender Relations in Egypt

Through two projects focused on gender relations and gender-based violence in Egypt, Helen Rizzo, associate professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, is examining if masculinities can be redefined to engage men in anti-gender-based violence (GBV) initiatives without continuing to subvert women’s autonomy and independence.

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 Bernard O’Kane Islamic Architecture

Islamic Architecture at AUC: 'Harmonizing Cultural Heritage with Modernity'

It was during his summer holidays as a student that Bernard O’Kane, now professor of Islamic art and architecture, took trips from Ireland to Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iran -- and “was hooked.”

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Moussa Examines Water Distribution, 'Land Grabbing' Along the Nile

Undoubtedly the most historic river on Earth, the Nile continues to maintain its ancient legacy of supplying much needed water to arid Nile basin states. Less picturesque than its ancient history, though, are the current political problems that plague the distribution of the Nile’s waters.

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Neighborhood Initiative

The establishment of a Neighborhood Initiative on AUC's Tahrir and New Cairo campuses presents an opportunity for AUC to reflect on place-based strategies that combine elements of civic engagement and anchor strategies relevant to the region.

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Living in Cairo

Egypt is an adventurous experience for incoming students, faculty and staff. Here are some tips on how to make a smooth transition; find out more about Egyptian people, culture, availability of goods and services and transportation.

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