The American University in Cairo
Thurs 2, 7-8.30pm:As COVID-19 remains a real health threat impairing our everyday lives, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), have all formulated early information in regards to handling the emerging infection of COVID-19 and preventing its spread. In this AUC School of Business Executive Education's Healthcare Online webinar “COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control” will focus on these guidelines, with reflection on two effective national models; CCHE-57357 and Kasr El Aini, and how they handled the risk and implemented proper IPC measures in reference to standards. The webinar will be led by Professor of Clinical Pathology at Kasr El Aini School of Medicine Amal Sayed and Head of the IPC department at CCHE-57357 Nagwa Khamis.
Sat 4, 10-11am: The School of Continuing Education (SCE) is proudly continuing to offer its Online Public Video series for 2020. The upcoming public video will be presented by Dr. Jacquelyn Berry, Fulbright Scholar, Cognitive Scientist at AUC. Many people are driven by external and social goals. But with quarantine, curfews, and concerns about the health of our loved ones, many are isolated and struggling to find purpose. In this talk, Berry will talk about ways in which people can find their personal currency and then convert that into the drive that makes them not only get by but even flourish during these uncertain times.
Tues 7, 1-2pm: “The Virus of Poverty is Fraud” webinar is part of the John D. Gerhart Center’s webinar series: The Aftermath of COVID-19: The New Social Impact Ecosystem. Featuring Robert Kee, chairman and founder, Operation Hope Foundation (OHF), this webinar will highlight different concepts of stopping fraud and how stopping it is key to ensure that donations and aid will alleviate poverty and give hope to those for whom the donations were intended.
The Virtual Reading Club of Cervantes Institute, which provides the opportunity to read and discuss a literary book via the Internet, continues in July.
The reading club is a platform to read a set of distinguished works from the Spanish and Latin American literature that speak the Spanish language.
TheInstitutein Cairo has also modified its course programme to suit the current circumstances by offering its courses online.
Every Friday, 11am-12pm: Hatha Yoga with Violaine Guibert is back and as strong as ever! Tune in to Darb 1718
Instagram account for a refreshing, free of charge hour of live yoga so all of you can join in!Be ready with long scarf and some books.
Goethe InstituteCairo offers its courses online. Try it for yourself and make sure that online courses lead to the same success as traditional classes. You can enjoy the institute’s home-learning offers on its official website. On Onleihe, you can find German films, music and books for free. All information is readily available on the Corona page. The Goethe Institutewebsite is at
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Institute in Cairooffers daily multimedia content in several categories representative of the best of the Italian cultural industries, including literature, language, art, cinema, and archeology. To stay updated follow these digital contents and connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center.
As for the teaching of the Italian language, the Institute continues to provide its students at home with courses covering all levels of the language taught.
The institutein Cairo continues its commitment to promoting contemporary Italian literature and its translations into Arabic. The Institute of Cairo has been selected for the year 2020 as a member of the foreign jury of the Strega Prize, the most important Italian literary prize.
The Egyptian actors Amir Salaheddin, Sarra Al Mokadem, Sherine Hegazy andAshraf Farouk, after participating in a theatrical acting workshop held by the Italian director Gianluca Barbadori,will read some extracts in Arabic of the texts selected this year for the prestigious literary prize Strega. The 12 videos, one for each selected finalist book, represent a good example of Italian contemporary writing for the Arabic-speaking public, ranging from familiar themes to social situations, from intimate descriptions to historical reconstructions.The authors as well are representative of the variety of Italian authors, from the youngest generation of writers to more mature compositions.
The 12 works and authors are: Silvia Ballestra's “New season” (Bompiani, 2019); “The Submerged City” by Marta Barone (Bompiani, 2020); “Fever” by Jonathan Bazzi (Fandango Libri, 2019); “The Measure of Time” by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi, 2019); “Italian Boy” by Gian Arturo Ferrari (Feltrinelli, 2020); “Giovanissimi” by Alessio Forgione (NN Editore, 2020); “Short Story of My Silence” by Giuseppe Lupo (Marsilio, 2019); “Everything asks for Salvation” by Daniele Mencarelli (Mondadori, 2020); “Almarina” by Valeria Parrella (Einaudi, 2019); “Life, Death and Miracles of Bonfiglio Liborio” by Remo Rapino (Minimum fax, 2019); “Il Colibrì by Sandro Veronesi (La Nave di Teseo, 2019); and Gian Mario Villalta’s “The Apprentice” (SEM, 2020).
The winner of the Strega Prize will be announced worldwide on 2 July, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo will celebrate the victory by posting the winning video.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 2 July, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly