Author of Utopia, Ahmed Towfik, to speak about his literary work at AUC

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Published November 3rd, 2015 - 07:21 GMT


A public lecture, “Meet the Author,” by writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik, one of the Arab world's bestselling authors of fantasy and horror genres and also a medical professor at  Tanta University, to discuss his book Utopia, at The American University in Cairo (AUC).

Tawfik, will be discussing Utopia, in the “One Book, One Conversation, One Community”reading initiative, for freshmen. For the second year, the freshman program’s Common Reading Initiative aims for creating a culture of reading and providing a common academic experience for all new freshmen students, which integrates both curricular and co-curricular activities throughout the year. 

The program enhances student understanding of the individual’s role in society, awareness of diverse cultures and perspectives, abilities to conduct research, solve problems, communicate information and skills in critical thinking and analysis. It also endeavors to help students become aware of other perspectives by reading selected books and engaging in campus events and course activities.


 Bassily Auditorium; AUC New Cairo


Wednesday, November 4, 2014; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Media interested in coverage should contact Dena Rashed at 2615.2383; Press will be required to present valid credentials. 

Background Information

American University of Cairo

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences.

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