Dr. Nagla Rizk is Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo. Rizk is Faculty Associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her area of research is the economics of knowledge, information technology and development, with focus on business models in the digital economy, intellectual property and human development.
Rizk is a founding member of the Access to Knowledge Global Academy and member of the steering committee of the Open Africa Innovation Research Project (Open A.I.R). She is also member of the advisory board of IQsensato international research and policy think tank, and of the board of the Genero Initiative for copyright. She is mentioned in Who is She in Egypt, published by the Women and Memory Forum.
Rizk served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the AUC School of Business, and Chair of the Economics Department also at AUC. She taught at Yale Law School and at the University of Toronto. She also served as research advisor for Egypt’s e-readiness project at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. She received her PhD in economics from McMaster University in Canada, and her MA and BA in economics from AUC.