Horeya Megahed

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Political Science

Birthyear: 
1935

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
horeyamegahed@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
Cairo University
Department: 
Faculty of Economics and Political Science
City: 
Cairo
Country: 
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

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

Jobs

Work history: 

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

Awards: 

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