Don’t miss AUC’s Gerhart Center webinar with Denise Hearn

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 13 Oct 2021

Denise Hearn
Denise Hearn

American University in Cairo

Sat 16, 7-8pm: The Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department’s Arab Cultural Programme, in collaboration with the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, is organizing an evening about literary adaptations in Egyptian cinema. Professor of Comparative Literature at Cairo University’s Faculty of Arts Salma Mobarak and Associate Professor at York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Walid El Khachab will talk about their recent book Al-Iqtibas: Min al-adab ila al-cinema, Dar al-Maraya, 2021. The lecture will be conducted in Arabic. The zoom link is 

Mon 18, 7-8pm: Join this Gerhart Center Webinar Series titled “From the Myth of Capitalism to Embodied Economics” session featuring Denise Hearn, senior fellow, American Economic Liberties Project. Hearn is co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition — named one of the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2018. Her writing has been featured in The Financial Times, Quartz, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post. She has presented to audiences around the world on competition policy, macroeconomics, and new economic thinking. The link is


The American University in Cairo

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

Oriental Hall

Wed 20, 6 - 7:45pm (Cairo Time): School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) will hold its Tahrir Dialogue (94) titled, “Turkey’s Regional Policy”. Moderated by the Founding Dean of GAPP Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, the talk will introduce ambassador Karim Haggag, Professor of Practice and Programme director, Middle East Studies at GAPP, Founding director of the Middle East Institute’s Turkey Programme Gonul Tol, and political analyst Hend El-Dawy.  


D-CAF (1-22 October) 

Mon 18, 7-8.30pm (Online): “International Touring: Getting More Mileage from your Artistic Ideas without Travelling an Inch”, session is in English with live Arabic interpreter. In light of international travel restrictions and the ongoing climate crisis, identifying alternative models of touring work – for example translating a stage show to different media or licensing an idea to another company – is increasingly of interest to artists across the globe. This year, D-CAF has partnered with British cultural organization Farnham Maltings to present a workshop geared towards art practitioners wishing to bring their work to international audiences in this unprecedented global climate. 

Farnham Maltings’ International Producers Hannah Slimmon and Sophia Victoria lead the organization’s international programme, supporting theater-makers, producers and art organizations to think and work internationally by providing training, opportunities and events that foster collaboration and understanding. 

The session will present a series of case studies from international artists and organisations that will spark ideas and confidence to find new and creative ways to get your work out there, generate income and reach audiences from the world over. Facilitators are hosted by Victoria and Slimmon.  


Italian Cultural Institute 

Italy has been celebrating the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri. 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.

Mon 18 to Sat 23(Online): In its twenty-first edition, the Italian Language Week in the World entitled “Dante and the Italian Language” is dedicated to the celebrations of Dante Alighieri in the 700 years since his death. Considered the father of the Italian language, Alighieri will inspire events and conferences dedicated to him. In collaboration with the Swiss Embassy, the Italian schools and Departments of Italian at the Egyptian universities. Activities of the week will take place in various locations and online, and admission is free. For the detailed programme, go to the IIC website. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 14 October, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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