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Ola G. El-Taliawi

Postdoctoral fellow, Carleton University

Ola El-Taliawi acquired her Ph.D. in public policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2019). She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the American University in Cairo (2010). She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University - Canada. Her work focuses on comparative public policy and administration, refugee governance, and gender. Her regional expertise includes MENA and South East Asia. Among her works is a report entitled “The Youth Employment Crisis: highlights of the 2012 ILC Report”; commissioned for the International Labor Organization (2012). Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Governance of Mass Displacement in the Middle East” was nominated for the Wang Gungwu Medal and Prize.


  • 2013–2018
    Teaching and Research Assistant, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • 2006–2013
    Assistant Lecturer, Sadat Academy for Management Sciences
  • 2012–2012
    Regional Coordinator, Forum for Arab Citizenship in Transition, International Peace Institute
  • 2012–2012
    Consultant, International Labour Organization, Geneva
  • 2008–2008
    Intern, Division for Advancement of Women, UN Headquarters, NY
  • 2007–2007
    Consultant, Egyptian Decentralization Initiative, AECOM International Development
  • 2007–2007
    Consultant , Egyptian National Strategy for Micro and Small Enterprises, Hands-on Management Consulting


  • 2010 
    School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Master of Public Policy and Administration
  • 2005 
    Sadat Academy for Management Sciences (Egypt) in collaboration with University of New Brunswick (Canada), Bachelor of Business Administration


  • 2016
    The Role and Limitations of Public Policy in Ensuring Gender Equity, Rawat Publications
  • 2014
    Gender and Leadership Style in the Middle East: Evidence from Egypt's Civil Service, Westphalia Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Research Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    National University of Singapore
  • 2007
    University Merit Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    The American University in Cairo

Professional Memberships

  • International Research Society for Public Management
  • Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration
  • International Public Policy Association