Centre for Global Affairs

Badr University in Cairo’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.

Vision, Goals & Activities.

Vision:The BUC Centre for Global Affairs’ mission is to present an unbiased, socially responsible body of research that fosters dialogue and contributes to decision and policy-making, both locally and globally.

Goals:The Centre for Global Affairs aims to:

Raise Political Awareness

The Centre strives to raise political awareness on local and international levels by fostering dialogue and debates on all issues pertaining to 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.

Consult on and Contribute to Policy and Decision Making

The Centre aims to have a palpable impact through unbiased and dependable research that addresses current issues and predicts possible crises. Our work aims to provide governments, policy-makers, 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 analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to influence future policies on the most pressing political issues.

Activities:The Centre achieves its goals by conducting research, providing policy recommendation and organising events (panel discussions, roundtables, seminars, lectures, etc.) on issues relating to local and global political events.

The Centre’s work features issues relating to:

  • Global Affairs: National Political Elections, International Institutions, Environmental Politics, Refugees & Migration, and International Development
  • Security: Extremism and Radicalism, Cybersecurity, Counterinsurgency, Military Strategies, Defence, and Intelligence
  • Economics: Global Economic Governance and Trade & International Business




Globalisation Beyond the Economy by Farah Rasmi                                                                                                                                            06-07-2020


Protectionist economic measures and nationalist politics have created a seismic shift in the global world order, causing concerns and theories such as Westlessness and Slowbalisation to emerge. Today, many believe that economic globalisation is on the verge of collapse.

In this Op-Ed, Farah Rasmi explores issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and their effect on the future of globalisation.


Read the full article here: Globalisation Beyond the Economy – Farah Rasmi




Understanding Conspiracy Theories by Farah Rasmi                                                                                                                                            18-04-2020


Conspiracy theories have taken over the internet, people seem to disagree on the very existence of the virus, let alone its origins. If anything, self-isolation appears to have increased the speed at which conspiracies spread as everyone shares and retweets any and all information regardless of the source or its credibility. However, the term ‘conspiracy theories’ has been overused in a haphazard manner that does nothing but eliminate the possibility of finding the truth. In order to understand any theory and deem it a conspiracy, one has to first grasp what the term means and why humans are so prone to believing and leaning towards them.

Read the full essay here: Understanding Conspiracy theories – Farah Rasmi




Waiting On Westlessness by Farah Rasmi                                                                                                                                                            18-03-2020


For this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC), the organisers coined the term “Westlessness” in an attempt to describe the existential crisis Western nations seem to be facing as of late. The term represents the sense of “widespread feeling of uneasiness and restlessness” as the West’s purpose in the world comes under scrutiny. In this Op-Ed, Farah Rasmi explores the meaning of Westlessness, what was discussed at the conference, and what the future of the West might look like.

Read the full article here: Waiting on Westlessness – Farah Rasmi


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