Who Is She

Personal information

Professor of Political Science
Horeya Megahed
1935

Contact information / Private

Languages

Arabic
English
French

Contact information / Work

Cairo University
Faculty of Economics and Political Science
Cairo
Egypt
Phone: 
+2-02-3572-8116
Fax: 
+2-02-3571-1020

Education

PhD, Political Science, University of Indiana, 1966
MA, Political Science, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, 1960
BA, Political Science, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, 1957

Competences

African Studies
History of Islamic Political Thought
Political Science
Women and Development
Women's Political Participation

Work history

Jobs: 
Political Science Department Chair, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1986-1992
First Director of the Center for Political Studies and Research, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, October 1985-January 1986
Director, Public Administration Department, Female Students' Section, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, 1973-1979
Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo, 1968-1973
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, First Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court- Chamber of Political Parties (Member at Large), December 2009-Present
Vice President, International Feminist Union, 2002-Present
Member of Parliament (People's Assembly), Appointed, 1990-1995
Member and International Representative, The Hoda Sha'arawi Society
Productions and works: 
Al-Islam Fi Ifriquia wa Waqi'a al-Masihiyya wa ad-Diyyana at-Taqlidiyya [Islam in Africa and the Realm of Christianity and Traditional Religions]. Cairo: Anglo-Egyptian Bookstore, 2002
Al-Fikr al-siyasi min Aflatun ila Muhammad Abduh [Political Thought from Plato to Muhammad Abduh]. Cairo: Anglo-Egyptian Bookstore, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2008
Mushkilat al-Hudud bayna Al-Sumal wa Ethiopia: Bayna al-Qaumia wa al-'amn wa Tawazon al-Quwwa [The Problem of the Somali-Ethiopian Border: Concerning Nationalism, Security, and the Balance of Power]. Cairo: Nahdat al-Sharq Bookstore, 1986

Awards

Distinctions: 
First woman in Egypt to earn a master's degree and doctorate in political science
First woman in Egypt to earn a PhD in political science from an American university
The only woman to be chair of the political science department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University
Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences, Cairo University, 2003
Certificate of Merit for her selection as "Woman of the Year" in 2002, Al-Hawa' magazine
National Social Shield of Merit, Union of Social Professions, Egypt