Who Is She

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Professor of Political Theory
Heba Raouf Ezzat

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Cairo University
Department of Political Science
Cairo University


PhD, Political Theory, Cairo University, 2007
MA, Political Science, Cairo University, 1995
BA, Political Science, Cairo University, 1987


Human Agency, Space, and Time
Globalization, Violence, and Civility
The Changing Maps of Citizenship
Trans-local and Cyber Islam
Women, Empowerment, and Social Change

Work history

Teaching Political Theory, Department of Political Science, Cairo University, 1987-Present
Teaching Political Theory and Islamic Thought and Politics, The American University in Cairo, Spring 2006-Present
Visiting Researcher, Centre For The Study of Democracy (CSD), University of Westminster, 1995-1996
Honorary office and memberships: 
Coordinator of the Civil Society Program for Research and Training, and Foreign Relations Coordinator, Centre for Political Research and Studies, Cairo University, 2002-Present
Foreign relations and academic events coordinator, Program for Dialogue between Civilizations, Faculty of Economics, Cairo University, 2002-Present
Member of the Council of 100 Leaders for Western–Islamic Understanding (C-100), and the Religious Leaders Forum, The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, 2003-2006
Productions and works: 
"On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World." In Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives, edited by John J. Donodue and John L. Esposito. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
“The Political Imagination of Islamists: A Conceptual Analysis”, in: Amr El Coubaky, editor, Islamists and the Democratic Transformation, Cairo: Al- Ahram Center for Strategic Studies, 2004.
Women, Ethics and Religion. Co-authored with Nawal Saadawi in the form of a debate. Damascus: Dar Al Fikr, 2000.


Co-founder, and consultant on strategic planning and editorial policy evaluation, www.islamonline.net, 1999-2005
Selected to be member of the Young Global Leaders of the World, Initiative by the World Economic Forum, 2005