2nd Episode of Fulbright Alumni Digital Dialogue Series on the Humanities at a Time of Crisis – April 22, 2020

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The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) hosted the 2nd episode of the Fulbright Alumni Digital Dialogues: The Humanities at a Time of Crisis on April 22, 2020. Two alumni from the United States and two from Egypt discussed several ideas associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. Dr. Osama Madany, Dean of Faculty of Arts at Menoufia University, spoke on The Humanities in the Forefront: Trauma or Relief in the Age of Corona virus; Dr. Clarisa Burt, Associate professor of Language and Culture at The U.S. Naval Academy spoke on Office Archeology and Stratigraphy of Meaning in the Age of Corona; Dr. Richard McGregor, Associate Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt University spoke on The Self, Community and the Meaning of Isolation and Dr. Sonia Farid, Associate Professor of English Literature at Cairo University spoke on The Arts and Humanities in Quarantine. Interaction from the audience who watched on Zoom and Facebook was moderated by Executive Director, Dr. Maggie Nassif and the Fulbright team.

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