The American University in Cairo
Wed 7, (5pm Cairo, 3pm GMT, 11am New York, 4pm London): “Libya: Is a Settlement in the Making? Issues and Processes” is one of GAPP Tahrir Dialogue Special Webinar Series. The webinar is moderated by Ibrahim Awad,
Professor of Practice in Global Affairs and Director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies featuring host and discussant Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean of the AUC’s The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), and Former Egyptian Foreign Minister, speaker Mohamed Dayri, Former Foreign Minister, Libyan Interim Government, and discussant Lisa Anderson, Special Lecturer and James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations Emerita at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Beit Al She’r (Al Sett Wassila)
Al Azhar district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Al Aini St, Tel 02 2510 3171
Sun 4, 7pm: Salon of poet Ahmed Abdel-Moati Hegazy.
Starting October, the Spanish Centre in Cairo resumes its Spanish language courses with attendance at its headquarters in Dokki for the first time since last March, while respecting all health instructions recommended for the safety of students. Initially, the courses will be resumed with attendance at some levels in order to maintain the system of social distancing among students, but the Institute will do its utmost to resume the possibility of attendance. Despite the return to the attendance system, Cervantes Cairo will continue to provide online courses that have met with great success during the last period. For full information flock to https://elcairo.cervantes.es/eg/courses_spanish/july_december_general.htm
The French Cultural Institute
After several months of closure, the French Institute in Egypt is pleased to receive you again at its headquarters and offers French language courses remotely or at its headquarters in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria starting October 2020.
It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions.
Wearing a mask will be mandatory for all and physical spacing will be respected in the classroom and in the building.
If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt, you can continue them online. For more information flock to the institute’s [email protected]
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
In the interest of the safety of students, our partners, workers and employees of the Goethe-Institute Cairo, and based on the outstanding success of the language courses and the various activities offered online, courses and cultural events will continue to be offered online until the end of the current year, and attendance during the coming months will be limited to holding postponed examinations and organising some training workshops for a limited number of trainees within the framework of our cultural and training projects, taking into account the highest levels of safety measures. This decision comes in implementation of the principle announced by the Goethe Institute at the beginning of the crisis, which is that preserving public health comes first.
In the second half of this September, the institute will start working on holding postponed exams, which students registered for before the Corona pandemic, and cannot be submitted online to ensure the level of quality, guided by the successful experience in organising exams for students of the preparatory year programme eligible for university study in Germany during the month of June, Which took into account all the personal protection and safety measures.
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 Institute website is at
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Institute in Cairo offers 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 and it’s other social channels: Instagram and Twitter.
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.
“Parla come mangi” (Speak as you Eat) is the first video series created by IIC Cairo and dedicated to students of the Italian language which was edited by the institute’s professors of the Italian language courses, which search and even display various expressions of the vernacular Italian language, which is often similar to the Egyptian one, in addition to gestures, sayings and lifestyles.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 8, 7.30pm: Egyptian poet Amr Hassan will recite new poems, accompanied by a musical performance.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.