Kadry Hefny (Photo: Ahram)
Egypt's Supreme Council for Culture will commemorate the life and works of the late professor of psychology Kadry Hefny on Wednesday.
Hefny, who was born on 13 August 1938 and died on 6 May 2018, was one of the most influential figures in the field of psychology in Egypt and across the Arab world and held many academic positions throughout his life.
He graduated from Ain Shams University's Department of Psychology in 1959 and earned his PhD there in 1974.
He founded the Israeli Studies Unit at the Middle East Research Centre at Ain Shams University in 1974.
He also worked as a consultant for UNICEF in Egypt and Bahrain.
The professor authored many books, including Psychology and the Class Struggle, Incarnating the Illusion: A Psychological Study of the Israeli Character, and The Psychological Interpretation of History.
In 1973, he was awarded the Medal in Arts and Science from the Egyptian state, and in 2002 he received the Appreciation Award in Social Sciences from the Supreme Council for Culture.
Wednesday 19 December, 6pm
Supreme Council for Culture
Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek