DR ABD EL-AZIZ M. SHADY
Address (permanent): A. Farid St., Terat El-Gabel, El. Zytoun, Cairo, Egypt.
Telephone (permanent): (202) 6510011.
Present Position and Title: Associate Professor.
- Associate Professor, Dept of Political Sciences, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
- Director of Program for Terrorism Studies and Research, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University
Prof Shady’s academic education, professional training and fields of specialisation include the following:
- A BSc in Political Science (with honours), Cairo University (1987)
- An MA in Political Science, Cairo University (The Role Of Religious Parties in the Israeli Political System 1969 – 1992) in 1993
- A Diploma in International Relations and Development, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (1994)
- An MA in Islamic Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands (1996)
- A PhD in Political Science, Cairo University, (1999)
His work experience includes the following:
- Teaching Experience
– 1987 – 1994: He was teaching assistant in Political Science at Cairo University.
– 1994 – 1996: He was teaching and research assistant in Islamic Political Theory and Islamic International Relations at ISS and Leiden University in The Netherlands. He was a teaching and research assistant to both Prof P.S. van Koningsveld and Dr Hans Jansen.
– 1996 – 1999: He taught Introduction to Political Science and Research Methodology at the Department of Political Science of Cairo University. He was teaching and research assistant to Prof Ali El-Din Hillal Dessouki.
– 1999 – 2002: He taught Comparative Politics, Introduction to Political Science, Political Sociology as well as Research Methodologies at both Cairo University, Tanta University, Fayoum University, October Six University and Institute of International Trade and Management in Egypt as assistant professor.
– 2002 – 2003: As a Fulbright scholar in residence at the Department of Political Science, Siena College, New York, USA he taught a course in Middle East Politics (Fall 2002). He taught another course on Women and Politics in the Middle East for a semester (spring 2003).
– 2002 – 2005: He taught a course in The Development of Political Thought from Plato to Mohamed Abdu to second-year students for the first semester, Political Science Dept, Cairo University.
– He taught a course in contemporary Arab political thought to undergraduate students for a semester at the Department of Political Science, Cairo University.
– He taught a course in comparative political systems to undergraduate students for a semester at the Faculty of Tourism, El Fayoum Branch, Cairo University.
- Conferences, Coordination and Public Lecturing
– In March 2000, he coordinated a conference sponsored by both the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Asian Studies Center (Cairo University) on relations with the Commonwealth of the Newly Independent States. He participated in editing the book that contained the papers of that conference and which was translated in Russian.
– In October 2000 he visited Uzbekistan as a lecturer at the Academy of State Building that is supervised by the President of Uzbekistan, Mr Islam Karimov. The Egyptian Fund for Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of the Newly Independent States at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored this visit.
– In April 2000 he coordinated a youth conference on development in Egypt sponsored by the Center for Developing Countries’ Research and Studies, Cairo University.
– On 17 March 2001 he coordinated a conference on the continuity and change in both South and North Korean political systems and he co-edited the book of that conference. This conference was sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Cairo University.
– On 23 and 24 April 2001 he coordinated another youth conference on leadership change and development in the Arab world. This was sponsored by the Center for Developing Countries’ Research and Studies, Cairo University .
– During the International Book Fair in Egypt in 2000 and 2001 he participated as a public lecturer.
– In 2001 the Minister of Youth invited him to lecture as part of his programme for training the directors of youth centers in upper Egypt.
– From 26 June until 13 August 2001 he participated in an American Constitution Programme sponsored by both the Fulbright Institute and Department of State at Lafayette College, Easton Pennsylvania.
– In August 2001 he became a member of the American Academy of Political Science.
– In November 2002 he attended the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association in Washington.
– In February 2003 he participated in the annual conference of the International Studies Association in Portland, Oregon.
– On 10 March 2003 he gave two lectures (in English) at the Villanova University, Pennsylvania.
– In September 2004 he visited the North Western Oklahoma State University for two weeks where he lectured on Middle East politics and cultures.
- Research Experiences and Interests
– In June 1996 he presented a paper (in English) on Ifta (Religious Advice) and Egyptian Foreign Policy. This paper was presented at a conference on Islam and the Twentieth First Century.
– In February 2000 he presented a paper (in Arabic) on Women’s Participation In Scandinavian Politics: Lessons to be Learned at a conference sponsored by the Center for Administrative Studies and Consultancy, Cairo University. This paper was published in a book edited by Salwa Sha’rawi Goma’a and titled Women’s Participation In Elected Institutions.
– In March 2000 he presented a paper (In Arabic) on Religion and Politics in Egypt: Case Study of Ifta. The Center of Political Research and Studies, Cairo University presented it at the Sixth French-Egyptian conference.
– In March 2000 he presented a paper on The Historical Background of the Relations between Egypt and the Commonwealth of the Newly Independent States at a conference sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Egypt. It was published in book form in Arabic, which he edited.
– He presented three papers on the projects of Egypt in 2020 sponsored by Third World Forum in Cairo. The first was about religious institutions and development in Egypt. The second dealt with Israeli perspectives of the Middle East. The third dealt with official Egyptian perspective on the Middle East. All three papers were in Arabic.
– In January 2001 he wrote an Arabic paper on the Palestinian Uprising for an Internet encyclopaedia titled Mokatel and sponsored by Prince Khaled Ben Sultan.
– In February 2001 he presented an Arabic paper on the attitude of the powers supporting Israel during the Palestinian Uprising in a closed seminar sponsored by the Center for Political Research and Studies, Cairo University.
– In April 2001 he presented an Arabic paper on liberalisation and Arab national security at an Arab youth conference in Amman sponsored by both the Ford Foundation and the Center for Strategic Studies at the Jordanian University.
– In March 2002 he presented an Arabic paper on religious discourse and international relations: Islamic responses to September 11 2001. It was published in the Arab periodical sponsored by the Arab League called Arab Affairs.
– In April 2002 he presented an Arabic paper on King Hussein of Jordan’s thoughts on political institutions in a conference sponsored by the Jordanian King Abdullah and King Hussein University in Ma’an.
– On 28 March 2003 he presented an English paper on Islam and Nation-building in Africa at the fourth annual conference of the Southern African Round-Table Studies of Kentucky State University.
– On 12 April 2003 he gave two English public presentations on Islam, Democratisation and Women’s Rights in the Arab Countries after September 11th at Allegheny College, Pennsylvania.
– In March 2004 he presented a paper on political reform in both Libya and Syria. This was in a conference about political reform in the Arab world and it was sponsored by the Center for Research and Studies of the Developing Countries, Cairo University .
– In April 2004 he presented a paper on religion and politics in the US at a conference on US politics which was sponsored by the Center for American Studies, Cairo University.
– In March 2005 he presented a paper on US initiative to reform the greater Middle East at a conference on democratic reform in the Arab World sponsored by the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
- Current Research Interests
– Religion and democratisation in the Arab World
– Palestinian democracy and national struggle
– Christian perceptions of Islam in the USA
– Nation state absence and terrorism in the Middle East