Don’t miss eminent architect Hernan Diaz Alonso’s talk at the AUC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 3 Oct 2023

Hernan Diaz Alonso
Hernan Diaz Alonso


American University in Cairo 

AUC New Cairo Campus

Bassily Auditorium

Sat 7, 5.30pm-8pm: “So Far … Working on the Edge of Architecture Design and the Contaminated Computational” an electrifying talk by renowned architect Hernan Diaz Alonso on architectural innovation and computational design. Alonso, an eminent architect, educator, and the Principal of the cutting-edge Los Angeles-based Architecture Office HDA-X. Notably, he also holds the prestigious position of Director at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

The Sullivan Lounge

Thurs 12, 1pm: “The Historical Origins of the Contemporary European Radical Right” the radical right seems to be everywhere in Europe. Qurans are burned in Denmark and Sweden, Italy has a prime minister with a background in neo-fascism, and Hungary’s prime minister warns against the death of the “old” West as Muslims take over. One way of understanding all this is to look at the historical origins of the ‘European Radical Right’, which is what Mark Sedgwick, professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark, will explore in his lecture.


Italian Cultural Institute

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

Italian courses registration for face-to-face/online general courses is open (session October-December 2023). The course will last for 50 hours and will be carried out face-to-face at Italian Cultural Institute in Zamalek and Downtown and online through Zoom, with native/bilingual teachers. 

Duration from 14 October to 10 December, 2023. 

Schedule: three times a week determined by the Institute in only one of the following timings: (Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Saturday, from 5-7pm or from 7-9pm). It is not possible to choose the timing in advance as it is subject to assignment based on the total number of the students registered and the teacher’s availability. Deadline is 16 September, 2023. No registration will be accepted via email or after this date. The cost is 2400 Egyptian pounds. For any other information please write to [email protected]




Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Oriental Hall

Mon 9, 7-8.30pm: “The War for Peace: 50 Years Since 1973 October War” a captivating talk-part of GAPP’s Tahrir Dialogue Series- where esteemed experts and scholars commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1973 October War by reflecting on the legacy of this momentous war that altered the Middle East’s history forever. Gain unique insights into the war’s impact on regional dynamics, diplomacy and the pursuit of lasting peace. The panel will feature speakers: Nabil Fahmy, Dean Emeritus, GAPP, and Former Foreign Minister of Egypt, Bahgat Korany, Professor of International Relations and Political Economy, AUC, and Professor of political science at Cairo University Ali El Din Hilal.





Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Small Hall


Tues 10 and Wed 11, 10am-3pm (Free entrance): “Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities Versus Challenges” conference. 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Thurs 12, 7pm: Poetry recital by Amira Elbialy.  

* A version of this article appears in print in the 5 October, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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