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President Ricciardone

A former career diplomat, Francis J. Ricciardone most recently served as Vice President of the independent U.S.-based Atlantic Council and Director of its Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. 

President Ricciardone had previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau.

Born in Boston, Ricciardone graduated from Malden Catholic High School and summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy and a guest scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Ricciardone taught at international schools in Italy and Iran, and speaks and reads Arabic, Italian, Turkish and French, as well as elementary Farsi.

President Francis J. Ricciardone

"Together, we are committed to passing The American University in Cairo on to future generations even stronger than we have found it, revitalizing its strong legacy and culture of giving, of service, and of excellence."

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University Cabinet

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Associates Program

Established in 1981 and formerly known as the Presidential Internship Program, the Presidential Associates Program (rebranded October 2018) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo, and learn Arabic.

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Former Presidents

From AUC’s first president Charles Watson in 1919 to former President Christopher Thoron (1969 – 1973), who established the University as a creditable institution by securing official recognition for academic degrees, AUC looks back through its presidential history and major accomplishments that led the University to thrive as Egypt’s global university.

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