Don’t miss Xenia Nikolskaya’s book signing and talk at TCC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 Feb 2023



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Moataz Al Alfi Hall

Sun 26-Tues 28, 9.30am-2pm: The AUC School of Business will be hosting the fourth edition of its flagship event, AUC School of Business Forum, under the theme of “The Changing Role of Business Schools in a Globally Dynamic and Transformative Environment”. The forum will feature six insightful roundtable discussions that will be live-streamed on the School’s Facebook page. 

Mary Cross Lecture Hall and Livestream

Mon 27, 1-2pm (Hybrid): “Reporting History: The War in Ukraine” lecture will tackle the Russian invasion of Ukraine that outbroke on 24 February 2022, and has been the dominant global event of the past year. Its economic and geopolitical impact extends far beyond Eastern Europe and continues to affect countries all over the world. The media industry also found itself facing renewed questions about journalists’ safety and bias, government censorship and corporate ownership. It will address these questions and examine the record of Arab media in covering the war. The guests are two journalists: Samir Omar, Bureau Cheif, Presenter and Reporter, Sky News Arabia, Huzaifa Adil

Ukraine Correspondent, Al Arabiya, who were there on the ground, witnessing history unfolding and contributing to the narrative that is being presented to an Arab audience. The lecture will be moderated Khaled Ezzelarab ’02, 

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (the panel will be conducted in Arabic). 



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall

Thurs 23, 6pm (Free and open to the public): “Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture” a book signing and talk, in partnership with AUC Press and Bookstores. Photographer Xenia Nikolskaya will discuss the revised and expanded edition of the AUC Press publication, Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture, a stunning photographic compilation of Egypt’s abandoned palaces and grand buildings, moderated by professor Rodrigo Brum.  

Tues 28, 7-9pm (Free and open to the public): “Writing Across Genres” an engaging conversation with award-winning writer and translator Mai Serhan about prose, poetry and literary translation.  




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

BA Conference Center Lecture Hall

Thurs 23, 3pm: “The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Architecture and Design”, a seminar features architect and Design consultant Mohamed Shoukri El-Khouli, moderated by Professor of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University Khaled El-Sayed Elhagla.

BA Conference Center Delegations Hall

Thurs 23, 5pm: “An Encounter with a Writer in BA” introduces author Mansoura Ezz El-Din

Thurs 23, 2pm (Online): “Depicting the Virtues in Coptic Art” is the fourth lecture of the thirteenth Coptic cultural season organized by the Coptic Studies Centre. It introduces Nader Alfy Zikry, Assistant Professor of Coptic Arts and Antiquities at Sadat City University.




French Cultural Institute

30 Al-Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/3918952

Thurs 23, 7pm: Meeting with Egyptian writer Alaa Farghali about his novel The Valley of the Dom, the meeting is moderated by Maye Hamza. The events of the novel take place throughout a century rich in adventures and stories around the Doma, which is a virgin land surrounded by rocky cliffs. A divine oasis, whose water comes from an overflowing source. It was discovered about one hundred and twenty years ago by a desert guide – fascinated by travel – named Shaheen during his search for the legendary oasis of “Zarzoura”. 

Tues 28, 5.30pm: Book club with Elsa Petit-Hassan reviewing Colette’s novel Sido. Released in 1930, Sido is an evocation of Colette’s childhood, in her native village in Burgundy. The writer delivers her tender memories through the portrait of members of her family, in particular that of her mother, Sidonie, whom she depicts as the “queen of the garden”.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 23 February, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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