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Starting its new 100 years, The American University in Cairo is enriching the cultural scene in Egypt. Tahrir Cultural Center - TCC - is launched in the iconic AUC Tahrir Square Campus to offer an array of cultural activities, events and services that will serve the entire Egyptian community. The mission is to spread, create and preserve culture.

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Opening of AUC Tahrir Cafeteria

The newly renovated Tahrir Cultural Center celebrated the opening of the new cafeteria last night with a reception and concert. 

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Right at the Center: Launching Cairo's New Cultural Hub

Saturday, February 9, 2019, marks the date of AUC's centennial year, and now, also commemorates the inauguration of the University’s new Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). With a ceremony hosted in the renovated Ewart Memorial Hall, opened with speeches from AUC President Francis Ricciardone; Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Amr Adly; and prominent businessman and investor, Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Investment Holding; there couldn’t be a more fitting venue or occasion for the center’s inauguration.

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Female Empowerment Through Art: From Past to Present

In 1951, Egyptian activist and poet Doria Shafik (1908 - 1975) led “a feminist congress” from Ewart Memorial Hall, gathering 1,500 women to march from the hall along Kasr el-Aini Street to the gates of Parliament. The march demanded that women be granted the right to vote. Egyptian women were granted suffrage in 1956.

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Celebrating Egypt's 1919 Revolution

To commemorate Egypt's 1919 Revolution, AUC hosted a day packed with events last Saturday at its historic Tahrir Square campus, where Mostafa El Feki, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, professor of gynecology at Cairo University and political activist; and Sania Sharawi, novelist and the granddaughter of feminist and women’s rights activist Huda Sharawi discussed the eruption of the 1919 revolution; the impactful role of women; and the aftermath and the socio-economic and public forces landscape at the time.<

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VIDEOS

AUC President Francis Ricciardone Tahrir Cultural Center Inauguration and Centennial Kickoff Speech

President Ricciardone kicks off the centennial celebration and TCC inauguration, honoring faculty members and alumni at the event, describing the progress of the campus over the last 100 years and outlining the University's goals for the future.

Naguib Sawiris Tahrir Cultural Center Inauguration and Centennial Kickoff Speech

Prominent businessman and investor Naguib Sawiris recounts the initiation of the Tahrir Cultural Center project, detailing his interest in funding the initiative and describing how he envisions the center to give back to the wider community.

Board of Trustees Chair Richard Bartlett TCC Inauguration and Centennial Kickoff Speech

Bartlett reflects on AUC illustrious history, describing the University's beginnings and highlighting the ground-breaking historical moments that took place within the University's walls.