Don’t miss Edward Said Memorial Lecture given by Timothy Brennan at the TCC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Feb 2023

Timothy Brennan
Timothy Brennan


American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall 

Sun 5, 12pm: “Everyday Choices: The Role of Competing Authorities and Social Institutions in Politics and Development” a lecture by Ellen Lust, the Founding Director of the Governance and Local Development Institute at Yale University, at the University of Gothenburg, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. 

Tim Sullivan Lounge, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall

Mon 6, 1-2pm: “World Cinema and World Literature in Dialectical Perspective” a lecture by Keya Ganguly, professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, as she discusses world cinema and world literature from a dialectical perspective.

ECLT Conference Room, Room 1104, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall

Wed 8, 1pm: “Humans and Things Recent Literary and Cultural Theory” a lecture by Timothy Brennan, cultural theorist, professor of literature, and activist.  



Falaki Theatre

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Fri 3, 7pm: For the first time from SoldOut interviews, TV host Mahmoud Saad hosting Cairokee band lead singer Amir Eid live on stage. An engaging interview where the audience is an integral part of the talk. Watch what this interview brings out of Eid, who will be with you live, in an intimate chit chat that is close and personal.



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

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

Oriental Hall, Hybrid and Livestream

Sat 4, 6pm: Edward Said Memorial Lecture “On Writing a Biography of Edward Said: The Personal, the Impersonal and Back Again” will be given by Timothy Brennan, cultural theorist, professor of literature, and activist, as he unravels the methods used in writing Edward Said's biography. 

Tues 7, 6-7pm: “Changemaking for Social Good” in this community conversation, Professor Nellie El- Enany hosts Mahmoud Waheed as he shares his journey through becoming a pioneer for social change and how he built the charity Together to Save a Human and dealt with the challenges and opportunities he faced. Through this conversation, Waheed will inspire others to be social agents and orientate their careers for social good in Egypt and beyond.   

Oriental Hall

Wed 8, 6:30pm: “Women Employment amid Austerity: A Widening Gap” seminar is drawing on the experiences of countries in the region, the talk will discuss the impact of recent economic developments on women's employability and explore policy options to offset the expected decline in women's participation in the labor force. It features Ahmed El-Sayed, AUC School of Business Research Associate Professor and Director of Research, and Ines Ayari

Chief Technical Advisor - Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco at the International Labour Organization. 

Main Garden

Fri 3 and Sta 4, 9am-10pm (Free and open to the Public): Fenoun El Mahrousa event is all about Artpreneurship, in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa, featuring lectures and master classes dedicated to the idea that artistic projects need to be sustainable to succeed, as well as special performances by Bahgaga and Medhat Fawzy  (By registration, 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 2 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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