Department of Political Science
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Emeriti: E. Hill, E. Sullivan, A. Lesch, S. El Musa, D. Tschirgi
Professors: W. Kazziha, B. Korany
Associate Professors: R. El Mahdi (Chair), I. El Nur, M. Kassem, J. Maswood
Assistant Professors: T. El Gindi, H. Oberle, J. Sunday, N. Sika, M. Pinfari, N. Badawi,, A. Adly, M. Hefny, A. Delatolla, S. Molavi, C. Barker
Political Science is the systematic study of structures and processes pertaining to governing, policy making, and political life. It concerns ideas about governing and political participation, about rights and duties of governors and governed. Political science includes the study of modern state, its historical evolution, variations in its present configurations, and relations between and among nations, including institutions that organize these relations. It seeks to understand relationships between politics, the economy and society. The scope of Political Science is local, national, regional, international, and global. The program at AUC includes major fields and subfields of Political Science, vis: Comparative Politics, Development, International Relations, Political Economy, Political Theory and Philosophy, and Public and International law. The Middle East, Africa, and the Third World generally are emphasized in the program. As extra curricular enhancement, the Political Science Department sponsors a Model Arab League each year in the Fall and a Model United Nations in the spring.