Ms. Aida Yehia
Assistant Lecturer
Office 119 - Building G

Ms. Aida Yahia is currently on a study leave.

Ms. Aida Yahia is an assistant lecturer at the Political Science Department. Ms. Aida is currently enrolled as a PhD Student at the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK. She earned her MA degree from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in June 2011. Her thesis topic was "The Relationship between Human Security & the National Security of the State Case Study: Egypt & Saudi Arabia." Her MA specialisation is in International Relations and International Security. She received her BA in Political Science with double minor in Economics and American Studies from AUC in 2005. As an undergraduate student, she received the Student Union’s Award in 2004.

Before joining BUE, Ms. Aida worked as research assistant at the American Studies Research Centre, the American University in Cairo (AUC). Early in 2006 she worked as an Assistant Coordinator at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) on the “Children At Risk” project, an EU-funded Project.

Ms. Aida is also a SUSI Alumni. After winning SUSI scholarship to Study Foreign Policy decision making in the US.  Aida was awarded an exchange opportunity as an ERASMUS student spending the Spring semester 2018 in Hungary at the National University of Public Services (NUPS) in Budapest.


M.A. in International Security, the American University in Cairo (AUC), 2011.

B.A. in Political science, specialising in International Relations, the American University in Cairo (AUC), 2005.

Research Interests
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Human Security
  • Hard versus Soft power
Journal Articles

Abd El Rehim, A. (2017) The potential of Egypt's soft power post Arab Spring. Geopolitics under Globalization, 1 (Issue 1), pp.12-16.

Salah El Din, A (2013) the cause of the Egyptian youth’s participation in the Egyptian Spring of 2011 and June 2013. European View, Vol. 12 9issue 2), pp 271-277.

Opinion Articles:

Robert, M and Aida M. Yehia. (2014) What Happened to the Middle East Marshall Plan. Open Democracy. Retrieved from

Politics of the Gulf: Oil, Ideology & Intervention - Non-Western Political Thought - Political Islam: Revivalism & Reform - The Rise of Asia: The Politics of South Asia & the far East
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