Friday,20 July, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)
Friday,20 July, 2018
Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Author Jean-Pierre Filiu signs his book at the French Cultural Institute

 Author Jean-Pierre Filiu signs his book at the French Cultural Institute
Author Jean-Pierre Filiu signs his book at the French Cultural Institute

The American University in Cairo American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 8872 1446 Oriental Hall Thurs 14, 6-8pm: “The Future of Europe”, a public lecture features

John Casson, ambassador of the United Kingdom and Stéphane Romatet, ambassador of France. The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice of public policy and director of Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies, AUC.
Sat 16, 2pm-6pm: “The Actuality of Walter Benjamin”, a round-table discussion presents a critical reading of Benjamin's One Way Street introducing Dr. Sami Khatib (Leuphana University of Lüneburg), Dr. Hakem Al-Rustom (University of Michigan). Mon 18, 6pm-8pm: “The Fluidity of Learning, Expanding knowledge,” a lecture on self-development through lifelong learning to be delivered by Adviser to the Egyptian President on Development and Sustainable Development Policy Dr. Sarah Al-Battouti. Hill House, Room 602 Sun 17, 5-6.30pm: “Can Literary History Be Cosmopolitan?”, a public lecture by Dr. Bruce Robbins, Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University on the question of what a history of literary representations of atrocity against others would look like (The lecture is in English).   

Cervantes Institute 20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746 Fri 15, 6.30pm: Spanish writer Dr. Antonio Escohotado lectures on the philosophical connection between Egypt and Spain (The lecture is in Spanish accompanied by Arabic translation).  Contemporary Image Collective 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St, 4th Floor, Downtown, Cairo 11638, Tel 02 2396 4272 Tue 19, 7pm: As a tribute to Francis McKee’s book, How to Know What’s Really Happening, a lecture that answers the question “What’s Your Favourite Conspiracy Theory?” will introduce filmmaker, curator and writer Alia Ayman, writer Francis McKee and others. Wed 20, 7pm: To mark the publication of the interviews book, These Are the Tools of the Present: Cairo – Beirut, (Mophradat/Sternberg), answers the question “What’s Your Favourite Tool?” by Novelist and Editor Nael Al-Toukhy and writer Francis McKee and others.

French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Sun 17, 6pm-7.30pm: “Dendera”, a lecture by Pierre Zingnani, researcher at the French National Institute of Scientific Researches on the excavation mission in Dendera as a metropolitan and architectural monumental city.
Tue 19, 9am-6pm: Writers Jean-Pierre Filiu (a specialist in the Middle East affairs and contemporary Islam) and David B. will sign their book, The Intimate Enemies about the relationship between the USA and the Middle East.

House of Egyptian Architecture 4 Darb Al Labana, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Tel 0120 296 5078 Tues 19, 6pm: A lecture on the art of Siwa Oasis architecture by Architects Emad Farid and Ramez Azmy.

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor Office 13 Gawad Hosni St, Abdin, Downtown, second floor, Tel 02 2392 6692 Mon 18, 7pm: In commemoration of the Hungarian Hermit of the Himalayas, Alexander Csoma De Coros, Dr. Janos Kusbassek, the director of the Hungarian Geographical Museum, will speak about the great philologist and Orientalist following his footsteps from Transylvania to India.
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Word Hall Fri 15, 6pm: Egyptology researcher Ahmed Seddik, will talk about the Great Pyramid story. Tue 19, 6.30pm: “Love Chemistry between Science and Religion”, the philosophy researcher and public preacher, Ayman Abul-Kheir, lectures on love from different perspectives and its impact on the course of life.

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