Maggie Michael and Mohamed Al-Qadhi
American University in Cairo
Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall
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.
Sun 19, 1-2pm (Online event): “Reporting History: The War in Yemen”, the guests in this new talk of Reporting History played a crucial role in documenting the war in Yemen. Mohamed Al-Qadhi reported for Sky News Arabia and other media outlets from various locations inside the country, including besieged Taiz, where he spent several years. And Maggie Michael, who won the Pulitzer prize in 2019 for her investigations into the effects of Yemen’s devastating war. The talk will be moderated by Khaled Ezzelarab, associate professor of practice at the AUC Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, co-organized by Mira Maged. (The talk, in its entirety, will be conducted in Arabic). The link is https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300088786
AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Sat 18 - Mon 20, 10am-8.30pm: The AUC Theatre Department organises the third annual conference, “Arab Women Playwrights and Directors: Archives and Memories”.
The conference sheds light on the theatre scene in the Arab world and, specifically, on women theatre-makers. Special attention will be paid to the struggles that women playwrights and directors go through in the field and how we can combat inequality and misrepresentation. Over the course of the three days of the conference, you will be welcome to attend the panel discussions, performances, and workshops that guest performers will hold.
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
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BA, Conference Center, Delegates Hall
Thurs 16, 5pm: “Meet a Writer” a meeting organised by BA with novelist Reem Bassiouny.
BA Main Building, Third Floor Floating Room (F3)
Sun 19, 1pm: “Mohamed Ali Dynasty’s Contributions to Civilization (1805–1952 AD)” lecture is organised by the BA Antiquities Museum and Zahi Hawass Centre for Egyptology. The lecture will be delivered by Ahmed Ghobashy, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development. The lecture sheds light on the ruling family of Muhammad Ali Pasha in Egypt—the Dynasty lasted for nearly 147 years until the Free Officers’ Revolution of 1952—and their most significant contributions to the civilization that are represented in architectural buildings, hotels, memorials, medals and decorations.
* A version of this article appears in print in the 16 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly