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Meet translator, novelist and diplomat Gilles Gauthier at the French Institute
Published in Ahram Online on 15 - 06 - 2021

American University in Cairo
Mon 21, 3-4pm (GMT+2): "Gender Bias and New Technologies: What Should Businesses Do?", join this webinar of the Gerhart Centre Webinar Series featuring Surya Deva, associate professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. The seminar will explore the human rights responsibility of businesses linked to new technologies. The link is https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300053823
Wed 23, 7-8pm (GMT+2): Join this session of the Gerhart Centre Webinar Series titled "Business Diplomacy" featuring Raymond Saner, Titular Professor at Basel University (Economics Department) and has taught at Sciences Po, Paris (Public Policy), and at Lüneburg University (Environmental Negotiations). His research projects focus on trade, international relations, organization and management, and socio-economic development (cooperatives).
The link is https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300053825


Diwan Bookstore
105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Misr Algedida, Tel 02 2690 8184/85/ 0122 6000168
Tues 22, 7-9pm: A discussion of Monica Larrabeiti's book A Shift in Being: The Art and Practices of Deep Transformational Coaching.


French Cultural Institute
The Institute has launched its new website at the beginning of 2021. You can visit it through this link: www.ifegypte.com
The new website is carefully designed to meet your requirements and facilitate access to information. It is also fast, easy to use, and offers a variety of content and new ways to communicate with the institute. With one click, you can view the spaces devoted to French language courses, Arabic language courses, various events in all branches (exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events). In addition to contacting the institute directly by sending your messages to any of its sectors through its website. If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria, you can continue them online. It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions. Wearing a mask is mandatory for all and physical spacing is respected in the classroom and in the building.
For more information flock to the institute's website[email protected].
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Thurs 17, 7-8pm: "Music and Psychology", an online debate café on the impact of music on our daily life, on our moods and on our emotions. It's held on the occasion of the music festival. Debate moderated by Ophélie Quevreux, FLE teacher. Register by email: [email protected], or call 01229886928.
Media Library
Fri 18, 10-11am: Lamia Gouda is an actress, artist and translator. She takes us on a new storytelling hour. For registration go to: [email protected]
Fri 18, 11am-1pm: "Should We Believe Everything We See?", in this session of the scientific workshop, journalist Taïna Cluzeau will show children, starting the age of eight, how to trick their own brain using optical illusions. She will discuss with them how the eye works and they will create their own illusion. For registration go to: [email protected]
Tues 22, 6pm: "The Taste of Books", an encounter with Gilles Gauthier, on the occasion of the publication of his latest 2021 novel, Un si near ennemi (such a near enemy), which is inspired by real events. Gauthier is advisor to the president of the Arab World Institute, and translator of Egyptian novelist Alaa El-Aswani. He was a diplomat, mainly in the Arab world (Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon) and ambassador to Yemen. He published his autobiography Between Two Shores, 50 Years of Passion for the Arab World in 2018. He is currently a member of the jury for the Lagardère Prize for Arab Literature. The meeting is in French and translated into Arabic.


Italian Cultural Institute
Italy is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri, from 12 March to 4 July 2021. On the occasion of Dante's anniversary, the deadline for the competition for schools and universities extended to 17 June, for more information, go to the IIC website. Also, the Italian Institute continues to post videos in Arabic with translations from Dante Alighieri's masterpiece The Divine Comedy to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El-Mokadem.
Mon 21, 4.30pm, Online: On the occasion of the publication of the new Arabic translation of Dante Alighieri's Vita Nova, translator Hussein Mahmoud will present his latest work, together with Riccardo Starnotti of the Association Amici di Dante in Casentino, PhD student Abeer Alsayed and the IIC Director Davide Scalmani.
Mon 21, 6pm: To celebrate International Yoga Day, IIC Cairo organises a Hatha Yoga session open to all on the Institute's terrace. Given the restrictions due to social distancing, the event can accommodate a maximum of 20 people and entrance is on the order of arrival. Kindly bring your own mat.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 June, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly


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