Ibrahim Awad is at present Professor of Practice in Global Affairs and Director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the American University in Cairo. He holds a BA degree in political science from Cairo University and a PhD degree in political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
He has worked for the League of Arab States, the United Nations and the International Labour Organization, holding positions of Secretary of the Commission, UN-ESCWA, Director, ILO Sub-regional Office for North Africa and Director, ILO International Migration Programme. He currently is the chair of the steering committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Research Network on International Migration (EuroMedMig) and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals.
At AUC he teaches graduate courses on “International Organisation in Global Governance”, “Regionalism and Regional Integration”, “International Migration and Development” and “Migration and Refugee Movements in the Middle East and North Africa”.