BUC Centre For Global Affairs
BUC’s Centre for Global Affairs is an independent research, analysis, and consulting think tank in Egypt. First of its kind, it aims to present world affairs from a non-partisan and uniquely Egyptian perspective.
The BUC’s Centre for Global Affairs vision is to present an unbiased, socially responsible body of research that fosters dialogue and contributes to decision and policy-making, both locally and globally.
Consult on and Contribute to Policy and Decision Making
The Centre aims to have a notable impact through unbiased and dependable research that addresses current issues and predicts possible crises. Our work aims to provide governments, policymakers, as well as the private sectors with sufficient information to build a secure and prosperous world.
Build Future Leadership
The Centre aims to prepare the next generation of experts and leaders by equipping them with the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to influence future policies on the most pressing political issues.
Raise Political Awareness
The Centre strives to raise political awareness on local and international levels by fostering dialogue and debates on all issues of Egyptian and Global Affairs.
Present Transparent and Ground-Breaking Research
The Centre works on fostering an open-minded environment that will enable our experts to produce ground-breaking and strategically important research for a peaceful and sustainable future.
The Centre achieves its goals by conducting research, providing policy recommendations, and organizing events (panel discussions, roundtables, seminars, lectures, etc…) on issues relating to local and global political events.
The Centre’s work features issues relating to:
Build Future Leadership
National Political Elections, International Institutions, Environmental Politics, Refugees & Migration, and International Development.
Global Economic Governance and Trade & International Business.Global Economic Governance and Trade & International Business.
Extremism and Radicalism, Cybersecurity, Counterinsurgency, Military Strategies, Defense, and Intelligence.
Meet Team Leaders
Major General Mohamed Elkeshky
A decorated military veteran, Major General Mohamed Elkeshky is a seasoned leader and diplomat with extensive experience in military strategy and foreign relations. He capped his venerable military career in the Egyptian Army as the Deputy Defense Minister of External Affairs. MG Elkeshky complemented his military career by completing military studies through acquiring a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University (NDU).
Throughout his career, MG Elkeshky served in several distinguished positions, most prominently as the Commander of the Artillery Military Zone, Defense Attaché to the United States and Canada, and Deputy Defense Attaché in London. His career included critical posts such as the command of a battalion during the Gulf War (1991) and his appointment as the head of the Military Attaché Association in Washington DC, which included all nations represented in the United States.
MG Elkeshky’s pivotal role in foreign relations and the military was recognized both internationally and locally. Awarded the Legion of Merit from the President of the United States (2013), MG Elkeshky is the only Egyptian foreign national ever awarded this honor. He also received the Order of the Republic award from the Egyptian government as well as many other awards.
Meet Team Leaders
Ambassador Fatma Galal
Ambassador Galal is a former career diplomat with over 38 years of experience in international relations and global affairs, with a special interest in technical cooperation and human resource development. Ambassador Galal was the Assistant Foreign Minister for Judicial Affairs as well as Secretary-General for the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa. She represented Egypt in numerous postings including Ambassador to Singapore, Consul General to Australia in Melbourne, and Deputy Head of Mission in London as well as numerous international conferences.
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