Dr. Noha el-Mikawi
Arab Reform Initiative Team
Dr. El-Mikawi is the dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University of Cairo. She holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She spent 10 years as the regional director of the Ford Foundation for the Middle East and North Africa. Her tenure at Ford helped create university partnerships between the region and North and Central America, the UK, India, and South Africa, as well as helped provide institutional support to various universities and think tanks in the Arab region, including AUB, AUC, Cairo University and the Arab Council for Social Sciences. She previously worked with UNDP’s Bureau of Development Policy and Regional Bureau of Arab States as the regional policy advisor. She has published two books on Egypt with AUC press and several articles and book chapters on governance and institutional reform in Egypt and the Arab region, including with Oxford and Cambridge University Press.