Amr Shaarawi, Professor, Department of Physics; Chair, Univeristy Senate
Iman Megahed, AVP for Digital Innovation and Chief Strategy Officer
Moderator: Bahgat Korany, Director, AUC Forum; Professor, Department of Political Science
The Middle East continues to be the most central and newsworthy region, globally. However, we are drowned by information rather than analysis and often opinion instead of evidence.
To help researchers, students and the interested public to cope with these (mis)information challenges, the AUC Forum Data Bank has been in preparation for more than six years. With the help of the Office of Strategy Management and Institutional Effectiveness (formerly DAIR), it presents data on 35 variables — mostly for the period from 1970 to 2018 — that aims to decode both the present and future of this region. The data bank is designed to be both user-friendly and interactive.