Don’t miss AUC’s virtual discussion on how to create safe workplaces

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 May 2021

Participants at the AUC virtual discussion
Participants at the AUC virtual discussion

American University in Cairo

Mon 24, 1-2pm (GMT+2): “How Can We Create Safe, Inclusive and Diverse Workplaces?”, are work environments in our country as safe and inclusive as they could be? Join a virtual discussion on how to develop a culture of inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace. 

Passant Fouad ‘03, ‘10, director of external affairs at Juhayna and co-chair of AmCham Women in Business committee is moderating the discussion. Speakers: Deputy Country Representative, UN Women Egypt Gielan Elmessiri ‘97, ‘16, Managing Director, Unilever Mashreq; 
Co-Chair, AmCham Trade and Industry Committee
Ashraf Bakry, TV and Radio Host; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Amwal Al Ghad; Founder and Chair, Top 50 Women Forum Dina Abdel-Fattah and Marie Louis Bishara,
Vice Chair, Bishara Group
This event will be held completely online. The link is

French Cultural Institute

The Institute has launched its new website at the beginning of 2021. You can visit it through this link:

The new website is carefully designed to meet your requirements and facilitate access to information. It is also fast, easy to use, and offers a variety of content and new ways to communicate with the institute. With one click, you can view the spaces devoted to French language courses, Arabic language courses, various events in all branches (exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events). In addition to contacting the institute directly by sending your messages to any of its sectors through its website. If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria, you can continue them online. 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 is mandatory for all and physical spacing is respected in the classroom and in the building. 

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.


Sun 16- Sat 22, Online and at the Mounira media library: 

Literary objects in their own right, the audio book and the podcast are perfectly integrated into the new practices of readers. In this context, the association La Plume de Paon and the Institute are offering a new edition of the Audiobook Festival. In the meantime, take part in the Audience Award for French-speaking audio books by logging into Culturethèque, your digital library. You will be able to vote from a selection of ten works divided into two categories, adults and youth. For the full programme go to


Italian Cultural Institute 

Italy is celebrating the 700th death anniversary of Dante Alighieri, from 12 March to 4 July 2021. So, the Italian Institute continues to post videos in Arabic with translations from Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El Mokadem.

After the presentation of the new Cairo Milano Design platform, in collaboration with Al-Ahram Organisation and El Beit Magazine and, the focus of the Italian Cultural Institute continues on design. The IIC Director Davide Scalmani interviews, online in May, the young Egyptian designer Nano Mahgoub about her artistic and professional experience in Milan as an example of creativity between Italy and Egypt. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 May, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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