Future Center for American Studies (FCAS)


Future Center for American Studies (FCAS) is established at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Future University under the Dean's supervision. 

FCAS aims at the following:
  • Conducting research and studies on American society and politics as well as Egyptian- American relations.
  • Holding conferences, workshops, seminars to promote bilateral Egyptian- American relations as well as regional interactions.
  • Managing training workshops for civic society activists, media professionals as well as employees in different government agencies in the aforementioned areas.
  • Arranging public lectures where public figures, politicians as well as academicians and others are invited.
  • Offering a certificate in American studies to trainees from Egypt and the Arab world.
  • Publishing policy papers, booklets and books to help students, researchers and policy makers to understand more the American society and USA relations with Middle East countries.
  • Nominating Egyptian students and candidates to participate in the exchange and visiting programs to the USA.

A Director of FCAS is appointed by the Dean of FEPS. The Director should be, at the minimum, an associate professor of political science. This appointment is endorsed by FCAS Board of Directors for 4 years which could be renewed for only another additional four years. 

FCAS Board of Directors is composed for four years as follows:
  • Chair, Board of Trustees.
  • University President.
  • Dean of FEPS.
  • Director of FCAS.
  • 3 Experts/ Professors of political science.
  • 3 public figures from outside the university.
The Board meets on quarterly basis upon the Director's invitation. It endorses the research, study and activities plans/ agenda as well as the FCAS financial status. It also endorses the FCAS policies and objectives such as:
  • Determining authorities and responsibilities of the Director and the financial employee in charge. It also determines the salaries, honoraria and financial bonus. All of these should not exceed 35% of received funds after deducting all running costs.
  • Determining salaries, honoraria and bonus of researchers, employees and experts working in and for FCAS.
  • Discussing all issues of concern presented by the Director.

Resolutions by the FCAS Board of Directors will be effective only upon endorsement by both the President of the University and the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

FCAS Director is responsible for technical administration as well as financial activities. It is possible for the Director to appoint a deputy, endorsed by the Dean, to manage FCAS during his absence.

The Board of Directors appoints, upon the Director's nomination, the financial employee in charge. He/ She will be in charge of the financial aspects of FCAS activities. Checks should be signed by both the Dean and the Director.  

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