​Don't miss an online talk via Zoom with award-winning photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 30 Apr 2024

Amr Abdul-Wahab
Amr Abdul-Wahab


American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Alwaleed Hall - Room P071

Wed 8 May, 12.45-3.45pm: Discover the secrets behind the success of today's unicorns at "The Nine Business Models That Created Contemporary Unicorns" lecture series. Through in-depth analyses, case studies, and expert insights, attendees will explore the innovative business models that have propelled startups to unicorn status. From subscription-based models to marketplace platforms, this event offers a comprehensive overview of the strategies driving unicorn growth. Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, or industry enthusiast, join us to uncover the blueprints for building the next billion-dollar company.

Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall, Conference and Visitors Centre

Sun 12 May, 1-2pm: "Why Does Terrorist Threat Enhance the Appeal of Conservatism? New Insights into the Role of Emotion and Boundary Conditions for Ideological Shifts" lecture will feature

Fade Eadeh, Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Seattle University, who will discuss how anger drives attitude change and the appeal of conservatism in response to terrorist threats.

The Sullivan Lounge

Mon 13 May, 1-2pm: Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Seattle University Fade Eadeh gives an interesting talk on how threatening events can impact political beliefs and behaviors. The discussion will focus on topics such as terrorism, COVID-19, and environmental threats. During the talk, Dr. Eadeh will provide an overview of the major theories on threat and political behaviors to determine which theory is best equipped to explain how threatening events can shape people's political preferences and behaviors. 



American University in Cairo

Thurs 9, 1pm (Online via Zoom): "How to Capture Light in the Darkness" is a talk with award-winning photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab, as part of his ongoing exhibition of astrophotography "Celestial Scapes". Abdul-Wahab received NASA recognition in 2022, when he won the Photo of the Year award. The link is https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300103897

Amr Abdul Wahab is an Egyptian Astrophotographer and Physicist with a long academic career before he dedicated himself entirely to astrophotography in 2020. Since 2009, he taught at Cairo University and was a guest lecturer at several universities in Egypt and abroad. He currently serves as the Head of the Astronomy Department in the Association of Doctor Mostafa Mahmoud in Cairo. Abdul Wahab also founded three observatories, ElHayezz and Fayoum in Bahariya Oasis and Wadi El-Rayyan in Fayoum.  

In 2010, he founded Astrotrips Collective to share his passion for astrophotography with amateurs and a larger audience in Egypt and the Arab world. Recipient of multiple awards and honorary titles, including the Creative Arab Youth award in 2020, NASA’s Photo of the Year award in 2022, and Best Scientific Photo from the Academy of Scientific Research in Cairo. 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 2 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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