Don’t miss scripter Abdel-Rahim Kamal’s lecture at Greater Cairo Library

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 17 Oct 2023

Abdel-Rahim Kamal
Abdel-Rahim Kamal



American University in Cairo 

AUC New Cairo Campus

Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall

Tues 24, 1-3pm: “On Kant’s Notion of the Common Sense” talk featuring Giorgia Cecchinato, Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department, Belo Horizonte university in Brazil, and moderated by Alessandro Topa, Associate Professor and Chair, Philosophy department at AUC, aims to clarify the notion of sensus communis in Kant's philosophy. 





Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

Sat 21, 7pm: Bibliothek’s second publication is Egyptian Western Music Cover Bands and Solo Artists book by Ihab M.R. Badran, join its book signing and grab your copy. 
Step into the vibrant world of Egyptian music cover bands during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in this captivating book and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Cairo, Alexandria, and Agami as you journey back in time to experience firsthand the pulsating melodies of the era. 



Diwan Bookstore

159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Tel 01222 40 7084

Sat 21, 7pm: An open discussion with novelist Hisham El-Kheshn.

Wed 25, 7pm: Discussion and signing ceremony of The State and the Society in Modern Egypt book, written by Amr Adly, the talk is moderated by researcher Amr Abdel-Rahman

Radio Cinema, 24 Talaat Harb, Marouf, Qasr El Nil, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 25756562   

Thurs 26, 7pm: An open discussion with writer Nahla Karam, mediated by media figure Khaled Mansour



Greater Cairo Library

15 Mohamed Mazhar St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 2278

Sun 22, 10am: “Creations” a poetic seminar and an exhibition by Hanna Naem

Tues 24, 5pm: “The Creations of Taha Hussein in the Eyes of Cinema and TV” lecture features writer and scripter Abdel-Rahim Kamal




Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791


Mon 23, 7pm: “Beyond Limits – The Contribution of the Club of Rome” roundtable is organized by the Club of Rome dedicated to the theme of sustainability as part of Week of the Italian Language in the World (14-23 October). It features professors Paolo Battinelli and Ugo Bardi engage in a dialogue on the topic of sustainability and present the activities of the Club of Rome. Founded by A. Peccei in 1968, the Club of Rome aims to analyze the issues of a globalized growth in light of scientific solutions. 




Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/0128000907

Oriental Hall

Fri 20, 6pm-8pm: “Remembering Professor Doris Enright-Clark Shoukri (1926 – 2023)” memorial event honors Professor Shoukri, who dedicated over 60 years of her life to enriching the AUC experience. From her tenure as a distinguished professor of English to her influential administrative roles as Chair of Humanities, Chair of English and Comparative Literature, and founder of the English Language Institute, her impact on the university is immeasurable.
Professor Shoukri also established the esteemed Distinguished Visiting Professor programme. Through this initiative, she welcomed renowned international creative writers, fostering a landscape of intellectual exchange. In addition to her scholarly achievements, Professor Shoukri was a gifted poet and writer of short stories. The memorial programme will include talks, “Professor Doris Shoukri: Poet, Writer, and Remarkable Educator” by Ahmad Dallal, AUC President, “Remembering a Beloved Professor” Tahia Abdel-Nasser, ECLT Department Chair, and “Doris Shoukri: A Son’s Perspective” by Medical Doctor 
Kamal Shoukri, Doris Shoukri “Two Poems for 2011 Revolution” (read by Senior Instructor Kathleen Saville, RHET Dept. Doris Shoukri in her own voice: A brief statement of Professor Shoukri to her students in her last class at AUC, and a recorded song by her student (Gala El-Hadidi, mezzo-soprano) in honor of Professor Shoukri. The talks will be accompanied by a musical programme featuring John Baboukis on piano playing music of Bach, Scarlatti and Purcell, music of Weiss and Barrios Mangore, Pavel Kuzma, guitar and lute, AUC Chamber Singers, Sarah Boulos on piano and many more. Signing the Remembrance Book of Doris Shoukri.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 19 October, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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