Don’t miss AUC’s webinar on Honorable Business

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 29 Jun 2021

James R. Otteson
James R. Otteson

American University in Cairo

Wed 7, 7-8pm (GMT+2): Join this session of the Gerhart Centre Webinar Series titled “Honorable Business” featuring James R. Otteson, John T. Ryan Jr. professor of business ethics and the Rex and Alice E. Martin faculty director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.
Many people believe that business is morally suspicious activity, a suspicion reflected in the common belief that business people need to “give back” to society. Is the business an activity for which one must atone? Is it the case that one must have violated morality somewhere along the way if one is successful in business? In other words, are people right to be suspicious of business? This talk presents a conception of business— ‘honorable business’—that does not require atonement and calls on businesspeople to incorporate this conception of business into their professional identities. The speaker received his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD in philosophy from Chicago. Before Notre Dame, he taught at Wake Forest University, Yeshiva University, NYU, and Georgetown. He specializes in business ethics, political economy, the history of economic thought, and eighteenth-century moral philosophy. 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 website[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.


Italian Cultural Institute 

Italy is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri, from 12 March to 4 July 2021. Also, 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.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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