Don’t miss Mona Elbahtimy’s book discussion webinar

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Mona Elbahtimy
Mona Elbahtimy

American University in Cairo

Thurs 14, 12.15 – 1.15pm (GMT+2), Online event: “The Right to Protection from Incitement to Hatred, an Unsettled Right”, a book discussion by Mona Elbahtimy,
Diplomat at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Academic specialized in human rights.
Against the backdrop of the new globalized hate speech dynamics, the nature and scope of States’ obligations according to international human rights law on prohibiting incitement to hatred have increased importance. They have become a controversial issue within multilateral human rights diplomacy. This book traces the journey of this norm in three analytical domains; its emergence, relevant supranational jurisprudence, and the recent standard-setting attempts within the UN. The book argues that five internal features of the norm strongly influenced its difficult path within international human rights law.
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Italian Cultural Institute
Thurs 14 and Fri 15, 3-5pm: “From the Present to the Future. Building Better Together” free online workshop.
Luiss professors will deliver online lectures on the topics of sustainable development, peace building, the role of businesses in development cooperation, gender equality, climate change, sustainable finance, cyber security, opportunities and risks of digitization. At the end of the two days, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Translation in English, French, Spanish and Italian will be provided during the session. To register, just click here

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC's Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Oriental Hall
Fri 15, 9 - 11pm: “Fouad Haddad Tribute”, in cooperation with the AUC student club Avant-Garde, influential poet Fouad Haddad, whose song lyrics and writings are an integral part of 20th century Egyptian memory and experience, will be celebrated via a night of reflection, poetry recital, singing and music, featuring Haddad’s son Amin, analyst Nabil Abdel-Fattah, poetry expert Reem Hatem, and singer and oud player Ahmed Ismail. (Free admission; open to the public. Register to guarantee a seat).  

French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Tues 19 to Thurs 21,11am- 4pm: On the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day celebrated on 23 April, the Media Library provides you with books in all fields and for all tastes to encourage you satisfy your pleasure of reading and enrich your library.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 14 April, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.


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