Tarek Masoud and William B. Inglee (Photo: courtesy of the AUC)
The Board of Trustees of The American University in Cairo (AUC) welcomed on Monday two new prominent members: William B. Inglee, senior partner and co-founder of Inglee Sauer Moseley Strategies, LLC, and a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Tarek Masoud, the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Inglee’s career has included advisory positions in the executive and legislative branches of the US government, as well as the private sector.
He also served as a staff director of the Committee on Appropriations in the US House of Representatives.
“William Inglee’s extensive expertise in foreign affairs will serve as a trusted guide to support AUC’s outreach and engagement with the international community,” said Atef El-Toukhy, chairman of AUC’s Board of Trustees.
Inglee holds degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Carleton University’s Center for Russian and European Affairs.
He has also been awarded the Order of Merit Officer’s Cross, First Class, by the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.
“It’s a great honor to join the Board of Trustees of the AUC,” Inglee said.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the other members of the board in supporting and growing the critical educational and leadership position of this incredible academic institution. Egypt is a land and people with a rich history and unlimited opportunity, and the AUC plays an exceptional role in shaping Egypt’s future,” Inglee added.
Tarek Masoud is a well known, published scholar on the role of religion in the political development of Muslim-majority countries.
Masoud is author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015).
A former Carnegie Scholar, Masoud is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy.
“As the University embarks on another centennial of excellence, Tarek Masoud’s years of dedication to studying the Middle East will enrich AUC’s regional and global involvement and standing,” said El-Toukhy.
Masoud holds a BA from Brown University and a PhD from Yale University.
“As an Egyptian-American,” said Masoud, “AUC has always been one of my intellectual lodestars. I have long been in awe of its distinguished faculty, particularly in the social sciences, and I cannot exaggerate the magnitude of what I have learned — and continue to learn — from scholarship produced at AUC.
"It should be no surprise that such a superior faculty produces superior graduates; some of my most distinguished students at the Harvard Kennedy School have been products of AUC. I am humbled and honored to now be part of that institution, and to have the opportunity to do what I can to support its academic mission.”