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Bernard O'Kane Wins Farabi International Award

Bernard O'Kane, a professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, was recently nominated as a winner of the 9th Farabi International Award in the section of Iranian Studies and Islamic Studies. The Farabi International Award is a prize administered by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran for outstanding scholarship in Islamic Humanities.

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Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department 2.02.2615.1786


    Cairo Guitar Collective performs Egyptian Composers for Guitar
    May 3, 2018
    8 pm
    Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square

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    Pulling Out the Golden Teeth
    May 14, 2018
    9 am - 4 pm daily except Fridays
    Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC New Cairo

    Senior Project Exhibition

    May 14 - May 24

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    Student Film Production
    May 14, 2018
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    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room P071, AUC New Cairo

    Art Exhibition
    June 18, 2018

    Margo Veillon Gallery, AUC Tahrir Square

    Event from June 18 - 31.​

    Deadline for Submission May 23.

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    Graham Harman Among 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers
    Nov 1 , 2015

    AUC’s own Graham Harman, distinguished university professor of philosophy, has been named one of the 50 most influential living philosophers by and magazine, a leading resource for campus and online education. Other members on this very impressive list include Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer, Cornell West, Thomas Nagel and Jurgen Habermas.

    In the words of the list’s editors, “Philosophy, one of the oldest areas of intellectual endeavor, is as significant today as ever. This list collects together the 50 most influential philosophers working, thinking, writing, and teaching in the world today.”

    To see the list of most influential living philosophers, click here.

    Congratulations Professor Harman.​

    AUC Professor Ferial Ghazoul receives Sheikh Hamad Award
    Jun 29 , 2016

    ​At AUC’s June 2016 commencement, Ferial Ghazoul, professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, was presented with the Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award.

    Ghazoul is the founding editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, an annual interdisciplinary publication that is published in Arabic, English and French at AUC. She is currently on the advisory board of several journals and foundations, including Thaqafat, Fusul, Kitab-fi- jarida and The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Ghazoul has published extensively on the medieval comparative literature and postcolonial studies, and received numerous international awards and honors for her literary and translation work.

    She was recognized for her distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research. “Ferial Ghazoul has made an impact on shaping the comparative literature field by her continuity of research productivity since the 1980s and the volume of works published annually, including journal articles, book chapters and translations,” said Vice Provost Abdel-Rahman.

    Congratulations professor Ghazoul.