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The Fourth Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East
December 5-7, 2015
Conference Chair: Hamid Ali
Hosted by the Department of Public Policy and Administration
American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

Conference Agenda


Saturday, December 5, 2015

8:30 – 9:30:   Conference Registration and Breakfast
                    Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4

9:30 – 10:00:Welcome and Opening Remarks
                    Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4

                    Word from Hamid Ali, Conference Chair
                    Word from Dean Nabil Fahmy, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
                    Word from President and Founder of AMEPPA
                  

10:00 - 11:30:Session 1A: Institutions, Accountability and Civil Society
                    Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4
                    Panel Moderator:Jennifer Bremer

                     “Public Service Reform in Somaliland” by Mohamed Mihilie,
                         Hassen Abdi Meder, Guled Oumar Said, and Abdirahman Mahamud Maxamed
                     “Civil Society Education and Lebanese Institution of Higher
                         Education: An Initial Review” by Thomas Haasse and Tania Hadad
                     “Policies for the Government of Reform” by Farah Diaa Hussen Mubarak
                     “Inclusive Maybe but Elusive Definitely” by Abeer Rashdan

                    Session 1B: Institutions, Accountability and Civil Society
                    Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P020 – Gate 4
                    Panel Moderator: Hamid Ali

                     “Contemplating Contemporary Meanings and Mechanisms with
                         Special Focus on Budgeting and Resource Allocations Through Citizen Participation” by Aziza
                         Zermani
                     “The Accountability of the Egyptian Administrative Organizations towards Citizens: A Content   
                         Analysis of Newspaper Complaints Published in the Barid Al Ahram Newspaper from 2003-2008” by
                         Yasmine Rouby
                     “Towards Better Public Policy: Public Participation in Public Policy Case Studies on Egypt’s Right 
                        to Information Draft Law and National Plan” by Yasmine Khodary

12:00 1:30:Session 2: Ethnic Power Relation Conflict
                 Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4

                  “Intercultural Dialogue: The Guarantor of Peace and Political Value” by Alimusa Ibrahimov
                  “The Kurdish dilemma in Iraq: Ethnic Inequality or Poor Governance?” by Ahmed Fawaz
                  “Defense Spending and Ethnic Inequality” by Hamid Ali
                  “Ideology and Violence: Ethnic Targeting and One-Sided Violence in the Middle East” by Simon Hug
                     and Mohamed Aghdam

1:30-2:30: Keynote Speech and Lunch
               Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4
               By: Ali Farazmand
               Professor and Founder and Editor in Chief of Public Organization Review, and Editor in Chief of International 
               Journal of Public Administration
              
2:30 - 4:00:Session 3: Leadership and Empowerment
                 Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P022 – Gate 4
                 Panel Moderator:Laila El Baradei

                  “A New Model for Using Personalized Health Solution for Health Policy Formulation” by Ahmed Gomaa
                  “Projects' Approach to Execute Public Policies Case studies: Projects in the Field of
                     Educational Policies” by Maged R. Botros
                  “The Transformational Leadership and its Characteristics a Case Study of one of the
                     University Educational Institutions in Egypt” by Yasmin Alaa
                  “Decentralized Management” by Farah Diaa Hussen Mubarak


Sunday, December 6, 2015

10:00 - 11:30: Session 1A: Conflict and Accountability
                     Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                     Panel Moderator: Hamid Ali

                     “The Interplay between Policy and Politics in Combating Terrorism: The Case of Lebanon
                         (2011-2015)”  by Hiba Khodr and Carla Maria Issa
                     “Accountability Intermediaries’ Perceptions on Citizen Voice in Egypt and the Arab Region” by
                        Dina Wafa
                     “Freedom of Information A Policy for a More Transparent, Less Corrupt Egypt” by Basma Serag

Session 1B: Conflict and Accountability
                   Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P020 – Gate 4
                   Panel Moderator: Ibrahim Awad

                    “Iraq's Foreign Public Policy : A New Concept to Enhance the Impact of Public Policy on
                       Foreign  Policy in Iraq” by Duraid Abbas Ahmed and Qahtan Khairallah Athab
                    “Russia: Prospects for a New Legacy in the Global Power Game” by Nihal El Shimy
                    “Islamophobia and Discrimination as Roots of Radicalization” by Vadim R. Atnashev

11:45 1:15: Session 2: Social Media and E-Government
                 Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                 Panel Moderator: Shahjahan Bhuiyan

                 “Public Procurement System and E-Government Implementation in Bangladesh” by Shakeel Ahmed
                 “Online Alert Management System – Public-Private integration Model” by Ahmed Gomaa
                 “How Moderate Muslims are Using Social Media to Make their Case about Terrorism” by
                    Warigia  Bowman
                 “The Impact of Political Satire on the Balance of Political Powers of Egypt” by Sally Barsoum

1:15-2:00: Break

2:00 - 3:30: Session 3: Urban Issues
                 Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                 Panel Moderator: Noura Wahby

                  “The Determinants of Citizen's Satisfaction in the Water Public Service The Case Study of
                     the  Governorate of Fayoum” by Mona Salem El Rassass
                  “A Tale of Everyday Resistance: Street Vendors and the Contestation of Urban Space in Cairo” by
                     Guilio Regeni
                  “Understanding Community Self-Help and Implications for Urban Infrastructure Policies” by Noura Wahby
                  “ Liminal Informality - The Critical Intersection between Top Down Bottom Up Urbanism in
                     Mokattam, Cairo” by Anna Rowell

3:45 – 5:00: Session 4: Social Equity
                  Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                  Panel Moderator: Warigia Bowman

                  “Policies and Resettlers’ Perception: Evidence from Southern Transport Development Project in
                     Sri Lanka” by So Morikawa
                  “Moroccan Government and Social Equity” by khaoula El Baz
                  “The Reality of Governance in the Palestinian Formal Judiciary in the West Bank” by Mohamed Awad
                  “Challenging White Beards: Critical Thinking Curricula in Rule of Law Capacity Building” by Lynda
                     Boswell, Barron Helgoe, and Aimal Murady


Monday, December 7, 2015

10:00 - 11:30: Session 1: Transparency and Individual Rights
                     Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4

                      “Egyptian Judiciary as a Maker of Public Policies: The Drawbacks and the Gains” by Sayed Aly
                         Abu Farha
                      “Media Advocacy and Social Change:The Case of Sexual Harassment in Egypt” by Naglaa Beshay
                      “Whistle Blowing in Egypt: Three Case Studies and the Way Forward towards a More
                         Enabling Environment for Egyptian Whistle Blowers” by Ashraf Badawi
                      “The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in Policy Making: the Case of Anti-Sexual
                          Harassment Legislation in Egypt” by Injie Swailam

11:30 - 10:00: Session 2: Governance Issues
                     Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                     Panel Moderator: Samir Rihani

                      “Access to Information Law in Egypt: Needs and Trials” by Radwa Samy Mohamed
                      “Good Governance: A New Perspective for Institutional Reform A Comparative View of the
                         Education,  Health and Water Sectors in Egypt” by Yasmin Khodary
                      “Governance in Healthcare System– Case Study from Egypt” by Omkolthoum El Sayed and
                         Wageda  Anwar

1:00 – 2:00: Break

2:00 – 3:30: Session 3: Inclusive Growth, Accountability and Women Role
                  Location: New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                  Panel Moderator: Ghada Barsoum

                  “The Role of Governance in Making Growth Inclusive: a Data
                     Mining Approach” by Nahla M. El-Sebai
                  “The Impact of Iraqi Isolation on the Political Stability of the Country” by Wafaa Lotfy
                  “The Changing Role of Women Under Recent Constitutional Changes in Morocco and Egypt” by
                     Warigia Bowman

3:30 – 4:00: Closing Remarks
                  Location:New Cairo Campus – CVC P019 – Gate 4
                  By: Hamid Ali