The American University in Cairo (AUC) today announced the launch of a new quarterly policy journal next month to be called The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It will be distributed worldwide in a print edition, and will be available online at www.thecairoreview.com. 
The journal is being published by AUC’s new School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), the first school in the Arab world devoted to training future generations of policymakers. GAPP consists of the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Policy and Administration, and Law; and research and training centers focused on Middle East studies, American studies, women and gender studies, migration and refugee studies, and television and digital media training.
Nabil Fahmy, GAPP’s dean and editorial board chairman of The Cairo Review, said that the journal is intended to bring the insights of global policymakers, academics, public officials, journalists and others into the Middle East. “We also want it to be an interactive platform that gives perspectives from the region a greater voice in international policy conversations and debates,” said Fahmy, who previously served as Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States and Japan.
Fahmy announced that Scott MacLeod, a former TIME Magazine correspondent and a professor in GAPP’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication since 2010, will be the managing editor of The Cairo Review.
In addition, Fahmy announced the formation of a 15-member Editorial Board. “We’re delighted that so many distinguished figures from diverse fields of public service, business and journalism have joined our editorial board,” said Fahmy.
The editorial board includes: David D. Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation; Lakhdar Brahimi, former under-secretary general of the United Nations; Prince Turki al-Faisal, chairman of the board of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former Saudi ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom; Hassan Heikal, CEO of EFG Hermes; Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute; Rami G. Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut; Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel; Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former deputy prime minister of Jordan; Lubna S. Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Co.; David B. Ottaway, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; Thomas R. Pickering, former deputy U.S. Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding SAE; Mark Suzman, director of policy, advocacy and special initiatives, Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Mervat Tallawy, former under-secretary general of the United Nations and Egyptian ambassador to Japan and Austria.