Ms. Fatimah Ayad
Assistant Lecturer
Office 119 - Building G

Fatimah Ayad is an Assistant Lecturer in Political Science at the British University in Egypt, and a PhD candidate at Cairo University in the Faculty of Economics and Political Science.

As an undergraduate, she graduated as the top student in her year, for which she received an award. After obtaining her B.Sc. in Political Science from the British University in Egypt and Loughborough University, she was awarded a scholarship to join the Master’s programme in International Relations from the Faculty of Politics, History and International Relations in Loughborough University. She earned her M.Sc. in International Relations in September 2012. Her thesis topic was "Sino-American Relations: China’s ‘Peaceful Development’ and its Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy." Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University where she divides her time between studying International Relations and Political Thought and Theory.

Before joining the BUE as an assistant lecturer, she volunteered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helping refugees trying to recover through programmes which provided basic needs such as food and shelter, in addition to helping them develop new job skills and get funding to start small businesses.

As an assistant lecturer at the BUE, she received multiple awards from the University for Interactive Learning for her department, and for the Electronic Module File, a project that was implemented throughout the university.

She was awarded the Erasmus+ International Mobility Scholarship to study abroad for one semester at the National University for Public Service (NUPS) in Budapest, Hungary in 2020.

Occasionally, she appears on BBC Arabia as an expert on Asian Politics. Her most recent appearance covered developments in the Myanmar protests against the military junta and the new cybersecurity law.


Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

M.Sc. in International Relations, Loughborough University, UK.

B.Sc. in Political Science, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics, and Political Science,  the British University in Egypt (BUE) in partnership with Loughborough University.

Research Interests
  • Counterterrorism
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Security and Strategic Studies in Asia and the US
  • Digital Activism
  • Post-Anarchist Movements
  • Evolution of Constructivist and Post-Structural Theories in the fields of International Relations Theory and Political Theory
History of Western Political Thought – International Relations Theory – Modern Political Theory – Principles of International Law – Foreign Policy: Theories of Decision-Making –Negotiations and Conflict Resolution – The Rise of Asia: The Politics of South Asia and the Far East – The European Union: The Politics of Regional Blocs – American Studies
Electronic Module File Officer - Quality Assurance Team Member - Postgraduate Team Member
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