Mon, Nov 27, 2023

6 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square





Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of Palestine in the wake of October 7 and subsequent Israeli aggression. Esteemed Egyptian politician, Amre Moussa, former Secretary-General of the Arab League, will share his insights on the geopolitical implications of these events. He will be in conversation with Ahdaf Soueif, a prominent Egyptian novelist and political commentator. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable perspectives on one of the most pressing issues in the Middle East.

*AUC is a tobacco-free community. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
**A photo ID is required for entry. Facial recognition is required at all times.


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Amre Moussa

Diplomat, Ambassador and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Arab Republic of Egypt

Mr. Moussa graduated in 1957 from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt in 1958. He worked in several Egyptian missions including Egypt’s Embassy in Switzerland and the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations from 1958 to 1972. He was appointed advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt in 1974 and served in that post until 1977, became director of the Department of International Organizations, during the period 1977 to 1981 then served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1981 to 1983. In 1983 he was appointed Ambassador to India where he served until 1986 and returned to Egypt to head the Department of International Organizations until 1990 where he was appointed Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations. Mr. Moussa was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt from 1991 to 2001. In May 2001 he was appointed as Secretary General of the League of Arab States. In 2003 Mr. Moussa served as a member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change for International Peace and Security. In the course of his diplomatic career Mr. Moussa received a number of awards including the Grand Cordon of the Nile from the Egyptian government in May 2001, the Order of the Two Niles, first class, from Sudan in 2001, and high decorations from Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and the German Federation.

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Ahdaf Soueif

Egyptian Novelist and Political and Cultural Commentator.

Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator. Soueif was born in Cairo, where she lives, and educated in Egypt and England. She studied for a PhD in linguistics at the University of Lancaster.

Her debut novel, In the Eye of the Sun (1993), set in Egypt and England, recounts the maturing of Asya, a beautiful Egyptian who, by her own admission, "feels more comfortable with art than with life." Her second novel The Map of Love (1999) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has been translated into 21 languages, and sold over a million copies.

Ahdaf Soueif is also a cultural and political commentator for the Guardian newspaper and she has reported on the Egyptian revolution.

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