President's News


The American University in Cairo Announces Appointment of Mahmoud Abdallah as Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy

The American University in Cairo announced today that Mahmoud Abdallah, a world-renowned expert in the insurance and financial industries and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MISR Insurance Holding Company and Executive Vice President of American Re Group, has been appointed as  Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy, effective immediately.

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Centennial Launch Highlight of Trustees Meeting in Cairo

AUC’s Board of Trustees Cairo meeting this month coincided with the University’s centennial celebration kickoff and the inauguration of the Tahrir Cultural Center, as well as the public launch of AUC’s Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, in honor of the University’s 100th birthday. The campaign has currently raised 70 percent of its $100 million target.

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100 Years of the Caravan Exhibit

The Caravan began in 1925 and was originally called The AUC Review. In its centennial year, AUC is honoring the well-established student publication, hosting a 100 Years of the Caravan -- opening February 17 in The Photographic Gallery. The exhibit will showcase 100 cover pages from 1925 - 2018.

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A New Century of Impact: AUC Centennial Campaign Launches, Scholarship Students Reflect on AUC Experience

AUC launched the Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, which has raised 70 percent of its $100 million target. At the launch, President Francis Ricciardone, Board of Trustees Chair Richard Bartlett and scholarship students spoke about AUC's legacy and future.

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AUC Gives 100

At AUC’s centennial launch, the Tahrir Cultural Center wasn’t the only new initiative the University unveiled. The historic February 9 celebration also marked the kickoff of the Give100 campaign. The Give100 Campaign is a University-led fundraiser that asks alumni worldwide to give 100 units of their country’s currency to the AUC Fund. “I never chose to be given a better life by AUC. Now, I lovingly choose to give back part of what I owe, but will never recompense,” explained Dina Fouad '93, who contributed over $1,000 toward the fund.

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Centennial Performances

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