- Professor and Chair, Department of History, American University in Cairo.
- BA, Economic, AUC, 1985
- MA, Political Science, AUC, 1988
- DPhil, Modern History, Oxford, 1993
- His research interests lie within the social and cultural history of modern Egypt, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law, medicine and society in the 19th century.
- Representative publications:
- Mehmed Ali (Oneworld Publications, October 2008)
- All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt (Cambridge, 1997),
- Modernity and the Body: Essays in the history of law and medicine in modern Egypt (Cairo, 2000; in Arabic)
- “An olfactory tale of two cities: Cairo in the nineteenth century” in Historians in Cairo: Essays in Honor of George Scanlon, ed. Jill Edwards. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2002, pp. 155-187.
- “For Cavafy with love and squalor: notes on the history and historiography of cosmopolitan Alexandria”, in Michael Silk and A. Hirst, eds. Alexandria: Real and Imagined (London, 2004).
- Currently writing a book on the history of law and medicine in modern Egypt for University of California Press.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Presents a Panel discussion on the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict
Chances & Challenges of a “one or a two state solution” for Palestine and Israel.
• Dr. Lama Abu-Odeh - Chair of the AUC Law Department
• Dr. Mike Kagan - AUC Law Department
• Dr. Omar Dajani - AUC Law Department and former member of the PLO’s Negotiations Support Unit
• Dr. Ezzedine Choukri- Fishere – AUC Political Science Department and Director of the Arab Israeli team of the International Crisis Group
• Dr. Sharif El- Musa – AUC Political Science Department
Monday 1st December 2008
AUC Law Department, Room 26
15th Floor, 9 Rostom Street
Panel to begin at 8:15pm.
The Law department is offering in Spring Semester 2009 “Globalization, Empire, and the Law”. The course will explore the relationships between law, empire, and globalization, from historical and contemporary perspectives, and discuss the dynamics behind the rise and fall of imperial societies.
What makes political societies into imperial projects? How do states and nations rise to superpower and why they fail? What is the place of law in the construction and unmaking of imperial structures? Are empires a historical curiosity or does the legal organization of empire tell us anything about the current era of globalization?
The course will be a study of those and other questions through such imperial examples as Ancient Egypt and Persia, the ancient Greek World, Rome and Constantinople, the Umayyads and Abbasids, the Tang Dynasty in China, the Mongol, Spanish, Dutch, Ottoman, Russian and British Empires, ancient and less ancient African Empires, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, the Soviet Union, the United States of America, and last but not least emerging global powers such as the European Union and China.
The primary textbook will be Amy Chua’s Day of Empire, available at AUC bookstore.
Classes will be held each Monday from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm, at AUC Law Department, 15th Floor, Cairo Capital Club Building, 9A Rostom Street, Garden City.
No exam. Paper required.
All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The newly-formed AUC Foreign Students' Association has started distributing surveys in order to solicit feedback from students regarding the new campus move. Please pick up your survey from Room 25 (the Law Students' Association office) as soon as possible. This is the perfect forum for law students' (and students in the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies) program to express any grievances we may have regarding difficulties with the campus move, including with transportation, inclusion in activities, and requisite administrative activities.
Although feedback has been requested through this forum from foreign students in particular, Egyptian students are equally affected. Please pick up a survey regardless of your nationality, as we can use the information gathered to fully articulate all law students' concerns to the administration.
Please note that we are using all available forums to address our concerns. The survey is in addition to the petition being drafted by the Law Students' Association for submission to the administration.
Students may also want to check out the latest issue of the AUC Caravan, the student-run campus newspaper, which addresses issues related to the new campus move.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This Friday, September 26, 2008
4pm, Law Department
Now in its 50th year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. A team from each participating school is required to prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on this season's Jessup Problem, which will address the power and authority of the International Court of Justice and other important international law issues. Most students must first compete in national and regional competitions (mostly held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the world championship Shearman & Sterling International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C. The 2009 Shearman & Sterling International Rounds, which will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Jessup Competition, will be held March 22-28, 2009.