Don’t miss AUC’s book talk with diplomat Nabil Fahmy

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 29 Mar 2022

Nabil Fahmy
Nabil Fahmy

American University in Cairo

AUC Tahrir Bookstore and Garden

Thurs 31 March, 10am-6pm, open daily including Friday and Saturday: The Spring Book Fair offers discounts on all books, prices starting at LE30, bargains at discounts up to 75% (Face mask and proof of vaccination is required upon entry). 



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus, AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

Moataz Al Alfi Hall 

Thurs 31, 1-3pm: “The Seventh Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) 2022” closing ceremony. It took place from Sunday 27 March to Thursday 31 March.

The opening ceremony keynote speaker was Yasmine Fouad, minister of environment of Egypt who discussed “Climate Change and Global Challenges.” The RCC includes a variety of activities for graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines showcasing and sharing original research and creativity outcomes in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts. It also includes competitions for faculty and students in research in different disciplines. 


The week-long event aims to celebrate faculty, graduate and undergraduate research as well as creative achievements in all fields at AUC.  The goal of the RCC is to enhance knowledge-sharing, interdisciplinary research collaboration, and projects of community or economic value. It is an event that highlights AUC’s strategic priorities, strengthens research capacity, and explores critical regional and global issues. (All precautions are taken to ensure the safety of guests, including mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity in the hall. All guests must be vaccinated and show a proof of vaccination on entrance). 




American University in Cairo

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

Ewart Memorial Hall 

Thurs 31, 7-9pm: A conversation with Nabil Fahmy, founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Distinguished University Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, discussing his book Epicenter of Events…Egypt’s Diplomacy in War, Peace and Transition. 

The event is jointly hosted by Dar El Shorouk Publishing House together with AUC. Speakers include Amre Moussa, former secretary general of the Arab League and former Egyptian minister of foreign affairs; Mostafa El- Feki, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Ibrahim Al-Moallem, chairman and founder of Dar El Shorouk; Ahmad Dallal, AUC president; and Nabil Fahmy.
The book covers an Egyptian diplomatic era, with its regional and global interactions over four decades of Fahmy’s public service in the offices of the Egyptian Presidency, as a career diplomat where he was a policy advisor to the Foreign Minister, Ambassador to Japan, and nine years as Ambassador to the United States before leading Egypt’s foreign policy as foreign minister in 2013-2014. It is an event pact, candid, analytical and perspective as to what needs to be done in the future—a must-read for laymen, as well as for scholars and practitioners. The link is

Thurs 31, 5pm-6pm: This Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership Webinar featuring Sherif Kamel, dean, AUC School of Business, is a conversation with Soumitra Dutta, dean elect, Said Business School, Oxford University, professor of management and former founding dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN), about Kamel’s newly released book titled Leading Change in Challenging Times: Lessons of Disruption and Innovation from Egypt – Thoughts, Observations and Reflections. The book includes a variety of perspectives on being the founding dean of AUC School of Business and leading change while addressing a diverse portfolio of aspects including autonomy; strategy formulation, planning and execution; the invaluable role of human capital; development funds and their impact on creating a culture of innovation, creativity and discovery.

The link is

Wed 6, 8pm – 9:15pm (GMT+2): “World of Islam: Al-Andalus, Past and Present”, an ARIC seminar series on the World of Islam, consisting of seven seminars from scholars in North America, Europe, and at AUC. Each presenter will speak on one of seven regions of the Islamic world, showcasing its diversity and difference. Regions include Egypt, Hindustan, Sham, Damascus, West Africa, Al-Andalus, and Khurasan. The seminar series is convened by Ahmad Khan, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the AUC’s department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC), and is sponsored by the Winder Fund.

Zoom webinar ID: 943 4926 6203 



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

Thurs 31, 4-5pm (Online event): On the occasion of the month of La Francophonie, take part in the virtual literary meetings, organized by the AUF Middle East, with authors from the Goncourt selection Anne Berest and Salma Kojok. Live broadcast on the AUF Middle East Facebook page: /




Italian Cultural Institute

Italy celebrated the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri in 2021. 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 31 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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