Dr. Aliaa Khalil
Module Leader
Office 113 - Building G

Dr. Aliaa Khalil is a lecturer at the BUE Political Science Department. She received her PhD from the EuroMed Programme at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

Prior to joining the BUE, she co-founded the Egyptian Association for Educational Resources (E-ERA), an Egyptian NGO working on promoting youth empowerment, cultural understanding, civic education, and ICT into education. She also worked as a Senior Programme Specialist at E-ERA. Earlier, she worked as a Programme Specialist at the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN Egypt), an international NGO working on connecting youth around the globe to make a positive difference through online-based projects.

Dr. Khalil has extensive involvement in cultural exchange and youth empowerment projects, along with a diversified work experience. Such an experience has helped her to accumulate a real-life professional understanding of the work place. Along with her educational background, she had held various administrative responsibilities within the department, including the Teaching and Learning Team, Assistant to the Programme Director, Outreach Team, among others.


Ph.D. in Euro-Mediterranean Studies, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
Dissertation: “Islamophobia and the European Union’s Foreign Policy Case Studies: Turkey and Iran 1991 – 2011”

M.A. in Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The American University in Cairo,Cairo, Egypt.
Thesis: "Japan: A Future Nuclear Power? A Tentative Conclusion"

B.A in Political Science,School of Humanities and Social Sciences The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
Specialisation: International Relations
Minor: Journalism and Mass Communication

Journal Articles

Khalil, A. (2019). The evolution of EU’s ‘self–presentation’: 1992-2016. Review of Economics and Political Science. Vol. 5

Conference Papers

Islamophobia: Ambiguity Revealed? First Annual Conference “Crises of Immigration and Refugees and Challenges of Nation State in the Arab World and Europe,” The Center for Political Studies and Dialogue of Cultures, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2016

Chapters in Books


Khalil, A. (2015). Japan: A Future Nuclear Power? A Tentative Conclusion. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

University Groups
Final Year Project (Special Topics) - Strategic Studies - Research Methods - Arab – Israeli Conflict - Theories of International Relations - Foreign Policy Analysis - European Union - The Making of Modern Egypt - Politics of the Gulf - History of Western Political Thought - Modern Political Theory - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution - Public Policy and Administration.
Outreach Team Officer - Member of the Teaching and Learning Team.