Karim Hamza

Dr. Karim Hamza

Senior Associate Researcher
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CV

Dr. Karim is currently an external expert for the European Union Parliament at the Parliamentary Research Services - Impact Assessment and European Added Value, covering the policy areas of Development and International Trade and Economics; in addition to the policy areas of Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense. Additionally Dr. Karim is affiliated as Senior Associate Researcher at Institute for European Studies in Brussels for the Economic Governance Cluster, and a fellow researcher at Center for Technology in Government in New York, with focus on Smart Cities and Urban Sustainable Development. Previously he worked as Cairo Governor Advisor for Projects Management and Development. His role was to Develop a Projects Management office (PMO) within the governorate. Including PMO organization structure and project management process. In addition to develop the Strategic Projects Road Map for Cairo 2020.

His research and publications focus on Governance technology; Smart Cities; and Sustainable Development for post conflict countries like the Arab Spring countries. In addition to his research interest on the impact of political unrest and geopolitical changes in Arab and Muslim countries on European Union countries. He participate frequently in different international projects, recently the European Union funded project “EGOVPOLINET” which focus on standardizing ICT Technology standards and methodology for policy analysis and governance for public sector in European Union countries. Also he was the author for different book chapters published by top international publishers like Springer and Palgrave. Additionally Dr. Karim is affiliated as program committee with different international conferences specialized in governance; government technology and ICT in public administration, like International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance (ICEGOV); International Conference on Electronic Government (IFIP EGOV); HAWAII International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS); and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

For his professional experience Dr. Karim has over fifteen years of experience in Program and Project Management consulting experience, with leading international companies and organizations in USA, Europe, Middle East and India. He worked on the developments for strategic portfolios; programs and projects for different international organizations. He had different consulting assignments with the European Union; United Nation; and the Egyptian Government.

Moreover; he has over eight years of teaching experience in Project Management and Management Information Systems. He works as Part Time Lecturer at the American University in Cairo (EG) and Arab Academy for Science & Maritime Transport (EG); Approved Tutor plus Alumni Ambassador for Edinburgh Business School (UK); and Associate Professor at Modern Sciences and Arts University (EG).

Activities

Governance technology;

Smart Cities;

Sustainable Development for post conflict countries

Impact of political unrest and geopolitical changes in Arab and Muslim countries on European Union countries.

Dr. Karim is affiliated as program committee with different international conferences specialized in governance; government technology and ICT in public administration, like International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance (ICEGOV); International Conference on Electronic Government (IFIP EGOV); HAWAII International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS); and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Engagements

Project member in EGovPolinet project; Coordination Action funded in Framework Programme 7 of the EC Objective 5.6 ICT solutions for Governance and Policy Modelling www.policy-community.eu ; the project aim to building a global multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modeling research and practice community; plus standardizing ICT Technology standards and methodology for policy modeling, policy analysis, governance and public sector in European Union countries.

Chapters

  • HAMZA, Karim. 2015. Strategic Implementation Framework for Smart City in Developing Countries-The Case of Egypt, In R. Gil-Garcia, T. Pardo, & T. Nam, Smarter as the New Urban Agenda: A Comprehensive View of the 21st Century City. New York: Springer.
  • HAMZA, Karim. 2014. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CRISIS SITUATIONS, In D. Fiott, R. Zuber, & J. Koops, Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar Approach: Legitimacy and Effectiveness. New York: Palgrave.

Conference Papers

  • HAMZA, Karim. 2015. Impact of Social Movements and Social Media on Governance Stability in Times of Turbulence-An analysis of the Arab Spring in Egypt, International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance. Guimaries, Portugal.
  • HAMZA, Karim. 2015. State Stability a Governance Analysis Framework for Arab Spring Countries., International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance. Guimaries, Portugal.
  • Hamza, Karim & Dalen, Van. 2011. • Hamza, K. (2011). -Governance and Strategic Information Warfare – Non Military Approach. 6th International Conference on Information Warfare & Security,. Washington , USA. Retrieved from books.google.be/books?isbn=1906638926 Link

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • HAMZA, Karim. 2013. The Impact of Social Media and Network Governance on State Stability in Times of Turbulence: Egypt After 2011 Revolution, PhD Thesis, Institute for European Studies, Brussels: Vrije Universiteit

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • Hamza, Karim & Majstorovic, D. 2014. • Hamza, K., & Majstorovic, D. (2014, December 30). Information warfare impact on developing governance and policy modelling. Retrieved from eGovPolNet Policy Community: http://www.policy-community.eu/results/scenarios/scenario-6-information-warfare-impact-on-developing-governance-and-policy-modelling Link
  • Hamza, Karim, Sehle, M., & Shahin, J.. 2014. • Hamza, K., Sehle, M., & Shahin, J. (2014, december 30). Comparative Analysis of Technology Frameworks. Retrieved from eGovPoliNet policy community: http://www.policy-community.eu/results/annexes-to-d4.2/annex-ii.2-to-d4.2-comparative-analysis-of-technology-frameworks/view Link