American University in Cairo
Room P071, AUC New Cairo
Thurs 10, 1-3pm: A panel discussion with visiting writer Vauhini Vara, author of Ghosts and The Immortal King Rao. She will join poet and novelists Noor Naga, Adham Mahmoud, and author of Confessions of a Knight Errant Gretchen McCullough, for a conversation about how we can bring our own life experiences into our creative work. A writing workshop will follow the discussion from 2-3pm in the same location.
The Allam Amphitheatre
Sat 12, 10am -10:30pm: “Etkalem” (Speak up) is an event organized by the Psychology Association at AUC.
Open to AUCians and non-AUCians alike, this free event aims to start a conversation about mental health and break the stigma associated with it. Etkalem will feature over 20 guest speakers who will be sharing their stories, ranging from psychologists and psychiatrists to public figures and influencers, in addition to several booths and food vendors. Dress Casual (jeans ok). AUC is a tobacco-free community. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. A photo ID is required for entry. All guests must be vaccinated. Please show your COVID-19 proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test at the gate.
Mon 14, 7-8pm (Online event): “UNHCR Involvement in Islamic Philanthropy: Exploring New Frontiers in Islamic Philanthropy to Assist the World’s Vulnerable Displaced Populations”, join this Gerhart Centre Webinar Series session featuring Khaled Khalifa, senior advisor and representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Abbas Barzegar, academic director, Zakat Foundation Institute. As the international community continues to grapple with unprecedented humanitarian demands caused by climate change, conflict, and displacement, it is also exploring innovative ways to resource short and long-term solutions to the crisis. Integrating Islamic philanthropy tools, such as Zakat, Sadaqah, and Awqaf, into international humanitarian and development practice is among the most exciting innovations in the space. Copy link https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300080386
Italian Archaeological Centre
14 Champollion Rd, Bab Al Louq, Abdeen, Cairo
Sat 12 to Mon 14: “Paleography, Calligraphy, and Advanced Studies in the World of Archaeology” international conference celebrates the 223th anniversary of discovering the Rosetta Stone, Heritage Center of Egypt Future Foundation and ICOM Egypt, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute organize a suite of events, projects, and publications focusing on interpreting the significance and impact of a discovery that is considered the greatest of its kind in archaeological history.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Building Auditorium
Sun 13, 7pm: “Tutankhamun in International Cinema” a lecture to be delivered by film critic Samy Helmy, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al-Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/3918952
Thurs 10, 6pm: Part of the 13th round of Alexandria Heritage Days (4-12 November), “120 Minutes in Al-Mansheya Square” a lecture by architect Mohamed Dessouki.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 November, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.