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About Heba Abou Shnief

Heba Abou Shnief is a 2014 Senior International Fellow of the City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. In addition to authoring and co-authoring publications on philanthropy and development policy, she has also advised academic institutions, intergovernmental bodies, international organizations, grant-making foundations and the private sector on these issues.

Articles by Heba Abou Shnief

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Arab digital philanthropy and transparency nexus

The growing digital engagement and online presence of the philanthropic sector in the Arab region is playing a growing role in engaging people philanthropically in a context where personalized ways of giving still have a stronghold.

A vote of confidence in Egypt’s presidency

The ability of the executive to set a clear and cohesive national agenda that is practical enough to be achieved requires genuine independence and freedom from the politics of parliamentary systems. What is needed is an executive who works with parliament for the people, rather than for parliament simply in the name of the people. 

Reflecting the public will in Egypt: between rhetoric and institutionalism

Despite the success of the January 25 Revolution, Tahrir Square at best offers a powerful platform for monologue on some of the most profound democratic challenges the new Egypt faces.
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