American University in Cairo, Egypt
Research Methodology workshop for MA students – May 2019
This event was funded as part of a renewed collaboration between APSA and the Political Science Department at AUC for 2019-2020 to organize research methods trainings for students and teaching workshops for faculty members. Nadine Sika of AUC organized a workshop on research methodology for graduate students from AUC and Cairo University. The two-day program (see Agenda) was attended by 13 students and featured lectures by Dawn Brancati (Columbia University), and group discussions led by Mostafa Hefny (AUC), Amr Adly, Nadine Sika (AUC) and Andrew Delatolla (AUC). The workshop sessions discussed a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches and their relevance to the students’ projects.
“Dissertation Writing” workshop for MA students – September 2018
APSA supported a partnership between May Darwich (Durham University) and Nadine Sika (AUC) to organize a 2-day workshop on Dissertation Writing for MA students from Egyptian universities. Eleven students attended seminars and small group discussions on how to develop their research proposals and theses, touching on areas such as research question, literature review, theoretical argument, research design, and methods (see Agenda.pdf). The sessions also included strategies for writing the abstract, introduction, and conclusion. Presentations and small group sessions were led by Patrick Kuhn (Durham University) and Sossie Kasbarian (University of Stirling).
“Research Methodology” workshop for MA students – April 2018
APSA supported Nadine Sika (AUC) in organizing a workshop on research methodology for graduate students from AUC and Cairo University. The three-day program (see Agenda.pdf) was attended by 17 students and featured lectures by Dawn Brancati (Columbia University), Mazen Hassan (FEPS, Cairo University), Tamer Elguindi (AUC), and Maroc Pinfari (AUC). Workshop sessions discussed a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and how they could be utilized by students in their own projects.
Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop for MA students – April 2017
APSA supported a three-day workshop for MA students from AUC and Cairo University, organized by Shimaa Hatab (Cairo University), Sandrine Gamblin (AUC), Nadine Sika (AUC). The program featured lectures by Dawn Brancati (Columbia University) and Andrew Benett (Georgetown), and was intended to help participants narrow their MA thesis topics, better understand the use of different methodologies, and crisp their research questions and design. Twenty students attended the three-day workshop.