Don’t miss Lonnie Bunch’s talk on the power of culture at the AUC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 7 Mar 2023

Lonnie Bunch
Lonnie Bunch


American University in Cairo

Thurs 9, 12:45 - 2pm (Online event): “Active Learning Meets Productive Failure”, How do we come to understand something new? How do we design learning in a way that helps people understand something new? Join Manu Kapur, professor and chair of Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as he describes mechanisms for initial learning and how we can design for them. Kapur will illustrate his research programme on Productive Failure and connect it with active learning and flipped learning literature.

New Cairo Campus

Moataz Al Alfi Hall 

Sun 12, 1-2pm: “RCC 2023: Egypt and Climate Change - Post COP27” talk will feature Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Ministry of Environment of Egypt, as a keynote speaker discussing Egypt and climate change post-COP27.

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre

Tues 14, 6-8pm: “The Power of Culture”, a conversation with Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and the first African American and first historian to serve as head of the Smithsonian. Moderated by the AUC President Ahmad Dallal (The event is open to the public).
Mary Cross Lecture Hall

Tues 14, 1-2pm: A discussion covering the controversial questions about what existence tells us about God and man. And if we can even know anything about God?

The discussion will be conducted between AUC Philosophy students Ahmed Badr, Khaled Hamza, and Omar Saleh.

Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall

Wed 15 and Thurs 16, 3-6pm (Free entry): “Brain Awareness-AUC Conference 2023” the first-ever Brain Awareness event at AUC, as part of International Brain Awareness Week. Join the conversation with prominent speakers to discuss different topics of neuroscience. Speakers: Kateri McRae, Professor of Psychology

University of Denver in Colorado, Firat Soylu

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Alabama, with 

Antoine Adamantidis, Associate Professor in System Neurophysiology in the Department of Neurology

University of Bern, Jamie Berry, a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist. 



Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

The registration for the Italian language general courses (April-June 2023 session) will be open from 10 to 25 March 2023. The registration for face-to-face/online general courses is open (session April - June 2023). The course will last for 50 hours and will be carried out face-to-face at our premises in Zamalek and Downtown and online through Zoom, with native/bilingual teachers.
For more information write to [email protected]

Arabic courses
Registration is open for face-to-face Egyptian Arabic and classical Arabic courses offered by Ahlan World school, at the premises of the Italian Cultural Institute. Classes will be held in the morning starting from 13 March for beginners’ level 1 and from 27 March for beginners’ level 3.
For information and registration, please contact 01129891993 or email [email protected]
For information on advanced levels, please contact 01222143876. Registration is open until March 11.





Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conferences Centre Lecture Hall

Sun 12, 4pm: “Designing Egyptian Folk Ornaments between Originality and Modernity” a lecture by Nashwa Mohamed Hassan, Assistant Professor of Design, Faculty of Specific Education at Alexandria University, and jewellery designer Shafiaa El-Wakil

* A version of this article appears in print in the 9 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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