Don’t miss Sung Joo Park’s seminar at the AUC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 1 Nov 2022

Sung Joo Park
Sung Joo Park


American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Abdul Latif Jameel Hall 

Thurs 3, 1-2pm: “Asian Innovations: Samsung, Toyota, and TSMC - How these Asian Companies Succeeded Globally?” join this Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership seminar featuring Sung Joo Park, emeritus professor at the KAIST Business School in Seoul, Korea, former dean and vice president of KAIST, and founding president of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools. The session will be moderated by Nizar Becheikh, associate professor of strategy and innovation management at AUC School of Business. The session will explore what Asian innovation is and how the three representative companies (Samsung, Toyota, and TSMC) achieved success.

Mary Cross Lecture Hall

Thurs 3, 6:30-8:30pm: “Climate Change in the Middle East: An Overview of Impacts and Responses” lecture will be delivered by Michael Mason, Director of the Middle East Centre and Associate Professor of Environmental Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research addresses global environmental politics and regional environmental change in Western Asia/the Middle East. His current research projects address water governance in Iraq and the geography of the occupied Golan Heights.

Sun 6, 6-7.30pm (Online event): “Anger Management” webinar is about anger as a normal human emotion, that can become destructive when it gets out of control. Unhealthy expressions of anger could lead to many obstacles in your life, work, and relationships. Therefore, the goal is not to get rid of the anger but to understand how to manage it. If you feel like you cannot control this tricky emotion, join this webinar to learn more about it and find healthier ways to manage it. The link is
Hill House 602
Wed 9, 6.30- 8pm: “Fields, Concepts, Borders: From Migration and Refugee Studies to Mobilities” join the talk with Martina Rieker, director of AUC’s Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, as she discusses recent migration and refugee mobility studies.

Thurs 10, 1-2pm (Online event): Join a virtual Campus Conversation live from the COP27 Green Zone in Sharm El-Sheikh. AUC’s COP27 task force members will share news and insights about the university’s participation in this global climate change summit. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and ask questions live during the event.

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Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581

Every Saturday and Tuesday, 1pm: Enshad Dini (religious chanting) workshop by Munshid Mahmoud Al-Tohamy.

Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir. 




Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday, 3pm: Teaching music theories to students applying to professor Marwa Abdel-Moneim

Teaching reading musical notes for beginners, by Professor Elham El-Hajj, 4pm. 

Saturday and Wednesday of every week, 4pm - 8pm: Teaching the sections of the Arab Oud House (the oud, and the mandolin). 



Beit Al-Sinnari

Mongue Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo, Tel 02 2390 9471

Sun 30, 5pm: "The Remaining Antiquities of Al Andalus", a seminar features Juan Castilla, professor of Arabic Studies and researcher, who will invite you to delve deeply into the history of Al Andalus through the remaining texts and antiquities.     


The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990 

Every Saturday, 10am: Chess tournament for kids with Hoda Salah. A workshop for the children’s choir of Beit Al-Aini, supervised by Iman Suleiman, 11am. “Yalla Music” workshop for teaching musical instruments by Hebat Allah Bahaa, 1.30pm. Workshops for auditions and theatrical acting supervised by Mohamed Ezzat, 4.30pm. 

Sunday of every week, 12pm: Art and etiquette workshop by Rahma Mohsen. 

Every Monday, 10am: Glove puppets making workshop by artist Rahma Mahgoub

Wednesday of every week, 2pm: “Decorations”, visual art workshops. 



Goethe Institute

Sun 7, 7.30pm (Online): “The Increase in Wildfires in the Middle East” is a scientific talk debating climate topic with Chiraz Belhadj Khedher, Geoscientist at the University of Manouba (Tunisia), moderated by Mohamed Yehia, Executive Editor, Nature Portfolio in the Middle East, Springer Nature. Tunisia, Algeria, and Lebanon have all seen wildfires last summer for the first time, which is related to the changing climate. This session will discover the effect that climate change is having on forests in the region and why this is becoming a serious problem.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Monday, 1pm: Art workshop, teaching drawing supervised by Rahma Mohsen

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic skills development workshop with Sarah El-Guindy. Embroidery art workshop with Amany Reda, 2pm. 

Every Sunday, 12pm: Wax making workshop with professor Dalia El-Sherbiny

Every Wednesday, 2pm: Arabic calligraphy workshop with Mohamed Fawzy

Every Friday, 2pm: Doll making workshop with Rahma Mahgoub

Saturday and Wednesday of every week: a workshop (integration) for Talaat Harb choir team and people with special abilities, 1pm.

Every Thursday, 1pm: Reading and narration workshop. 

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic workshops and skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professor Dalia El-Sherbiny

Every Sunday, 8pm: “Information and Question” an online workshop and “Book of Delivery”, a book summary on the center’s Facebook and WhatsApp pages.





Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

BACC Delegates Hall 

Wed 9, 1pm: “Construction Technology in Greek and Roman Architecture” lecture will be delivered by Fathiya Gaber Ibrahim, Assistant Professor and Acting Head of the Greco-Roman Archaeology Department, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University. The lecture tackles the methods of building and construction followed by architects in the Greek and Roman civilizations, as indicated in their diverse architectural creations, which remain to this day a witness to the achievements of the ancestors in the field of architecture.

The lecture also sheds light on how Greek and Roman architecture were influenced by other ancient civilizations, particularly the ancient Egyptian civilization, as Greek and Roman artists were not isolated from the influence of contemporary civilizations. Among the topics that will be covered in the lecture are the methods of stone-cutting in quarries, the ways of building walls, pillars and ceilings, the types of different architectural buildings such as temples, and theaters. 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 November, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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