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Arabic Cultural Program

The objective of this program is to invite local personalities to give talks in Arabic on topical and controversial issues. The lectures are intended for a broad public and are held two to three times a year. In the past, the program has hosted distinguished figures including the grand mufti of Egypt and the well-known journalist Hassanein Heikal.

Fall 2018

  • Recently rediscovered manuscripts by Naguib Mahfouz, and the polemic around his famous novel Awlad Haratina-  For more information, click here

Fall 2017

  •    "The Archive and the Production of Knowledge: a New Vision"- For more information, click here

Spring 2017

  • Lecture by Lebanese writer Abbas Beydoun-  For more information, click here
  • "The Tentmakers of Cairo” (2015), a film by Kim Beamish about a community of artists located in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo- For more information, click here
  • Novelists Basma Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Rabie and Na'il al-Tukhi to discuss representations of dystopia in their most recent works- For more information, click here

 Fall 2016

  • Cairo, Streets and Stories, by Hamdi Abu Golayyel -  For more information, click here
  •  Le Challat De Tunis , Un Film De Laouther Ben Hania- For more information, click here

Spring 2016

  • al-Banat dol (These Girls, 2006)"- For more information, click here
  • "Black and White in the Arabic Novel"- For more information, click here

Spring 2015

  • "Egyptian Theatre Problems" - For more information, click here 
 Fall 2014
  • "New Writing"  For more information, click here  
  • "Literature and Modern Communication Media" -  For more information, click here  
  • "Cinema and Censorship" -  For more information, click here 

Spring 2014 

  • "Literature and Press" -  For more information, click here  
  • "Poetry and Singing" - For more information, click here 

Fall 2013

  • "Creativity and Freedom" - For more information, click here

Spring 2013

  • "Egyptian Women Artists" - For more information, click here
  • "Egyptian Colloquial Poetry" - For more information, click here

Fall 2012

  • "Images of Naguib Mahfouz" - More information click here