German U in Cairo Job Ad: International Business (Egypt)

Job adsProfessor in International BusinessThe German University in Cairo – GUC – Faculty of Management Technology. Deadline: 22 January 2018.

The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancy to be filled Spring 2018 (February) or Winter 2018/2019 (September).

Teaching assignments encompass graduate and undergraduate programs. Candidates should hold a doctorate / Ph.D. in International Business and be strongly committed to high quality teaching and research. The focus of teaching and research should be on the areas of macroeconomic, political and legal environments of International Business in general and/or in emerging markets in particular. Intercultural experience of potential candidates is highly appreciated. Candidates should also be qualified to supervise undergraduate and graduate research.

The German University in Cairo is an Egyptian Private University that was established in cooperation with the German State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Universities of Stuttgart, Ulm, Mannheim, and Tübingen. Situated at the ancient city of Cairo, the GUC’s mission is to achieve excellence in teaching and research.

German University in Cairo job ad: International Business

Professor / Associate Professor / Lecturer in International Business
The German University in Cairo – GUC – Faculty of Management Technology
Deadline: 12th June 2016

The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled at the beginning or during the academic year 2016/2017.

Position Description and Qualifications:
Teaching assignments encompass graduate and undergraduate programs. Candidates should hold a doctorate / Ph.D. in International Business and be strongly committed to high quality teaching and research. The focus of teaching and research should be on the areas of macroeconomic, political and legal environments of International Business in general and/or in emerging markets in particular. Intercultural experience of potential candidates is highly appreciated. Candidates should also be qualified to supervise undergraduate and graduate research.

The German University in Cairo is an Egyptian Private University that was established in cooperation with the German State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Universities of Stuttgart, Ulm, Mannheim, and Tübingen. Situated at the ancient city of Cairo, the GUC’s mission is to achieve excellence in teaching and research.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, list of publications and projects undertaken and names of at least three referees. Applications to be submitted online through the GUC website by referencing posting: #ref Jobs UK. Management– II3.3

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. For best consideration, submit applications by 5th of May, 2016.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

Sponsor:Goethe-Institut

Amount:Historically, the monthly stipend has been 1.800 €. Starting in March 2016, two fellowships are available in Egypt. The fellowship will last one year with an option for extension.

Applicant Type:New Faculty/New Investigator; Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Citizenship or Residency: Germany

Activity location:Egypt

Deadline: 15 November 2015

Since October 2005 cultural managers from Germany have been sent to institutions in the Arab world. Locations so far have included Assiut in Egypt, Marrakesh in Morocco, Tripoli in Lebanon, Aden in Yemen, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and Aleppo in Syria. Currently, one cultural manager is active in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia, and three cultural managers are active in the Nile Delta, Northern and Southern Upper Egypt.

For 2016, the program will offer to fellowships as cultural managers in Egypt. The fellows will organize educational and cultural projects in order to support the dialog between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world.

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers are offered fellowships and are tasked, through cultural events and other opportunities to socialize, with expanding the information on offer and supporting the dialog between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world.

The fellowship awarded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung gives fellows the opportunity to obtain further practical qualifications in international cultural management and to distinguish themselves in the area of international cultural exchange.

The work of a cultural manager varies greatly depending on the specific needs of the site. Generally, the fellow is to convey an image of contemporary Germany in the host country through innovative projects and is also to inspire the local population for German culture. As the guest of a cultural institution in the Arab world, he or she promotes international relations by helping to organize networking structures for sustainable cooperation between the host country and Germany, but also in the region. The fellow proposes cultural and educational offerings that relate to Germany. This includes organizing expositions, musical events, workshops, lectures and theater projects, but also fundraising and acquiring funds from third parties as well as media and public relations work.

The program Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World is a cooperative endeavor of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut. As the regional institute for the Middle East and North Africa, the Goethe-Institut in Cairo supports and coordinates the cultural managers.

Arab West Report job ad

Job Opening at the Arab West Report

Due Date: October 13, 2011

There is an immediate opening for the position of International Coordinator / Project Manager at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt is going through an important transitional period. CIDT plays a role in this transition by continuing to contribute accurate reporting, media monitoring, and peace-building projects, which help build bridges between Muslims and Christians, both in Egypt and abroad.

CIDT receives funding from donor organizations in order to do its general work and complete its projects. The international coordinator is responsible for maintaining relations with existing donors, applying for funding for new projects, and ensuring that projects are carried out according to agreements.

For more information about this position, see our full job description.

Arab West Foundation | Arab West Stichting Blaak 550 | Blaak, Ro 3011 TA, Netherlands

Museums for ICD

UNESCO launches the network of Museums for Intercultural Dialogue

The role of museums as messengers of peace and intercultural understanding cannot be overemphasised, as they stand as major attractions in our globalised world where millions of people travel for the discovery of other cultures.

UNESCO launches an appeal to the international museum community to join its network by contributing to the enrichment of its new on-line virtual museum for intercultural dialogue where invaluable objects and new narratives can be consulted, for the enjoyment of the public and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of historical actors, since the early times to present.

UNESCO Museums for Intercultural Dialogue EN | FR | AR

Inauguration of the pilot exhibition in Egypt and Syria (link)

World Heritage site museums project (link)

Contact: Nao Hayashi Denis

Using Poetry to Build Intercultural Dialogue

“Peter Zsoldos, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Egypt, discussed poetry, translation and its role in the future of intercultural dialogue at the third In Translation lecture this semester, calling for greater intercultural dialogue through creative means. At his lecture titled “Translation, Poetry and Diplomacy: New Horizons for Intercultural Dialogue,” Zsoldos, a diplomat, poet and translator, championed the idea that cultural diplomacy, dialogue and interaction can be used as proactive instruments to develop better and more nuanced relationships with countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. “To understand is to share an interest,” he said. “The aim is to find out what makes others tick.”

Zsoldos has a diplomatic career that spans more than 20 years, the last 10 of which have been spent in the Middle East serving the Slovak Republic’s foreign service in various capacities. In 2000, Zsoldos became the ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Gulf Cooperation Countries. For the past three years, he has lived in Cairo. As a student, he was interested in literature and religion, and wrote his doctoral thesis about Afro-Cuban religious systems, colloquial Spanish spoken in Cuba and Cuban literature in the 20th century. In the diplomatic corps, Zsoldos asserts that cultural diplomacy should be a tool to counter stereotypes, bias and prejudice.

“There is a saying: take two opposites and connect the dots and you have a line,” Zsoldos noted. “Intercultural dialogue can change long-held positions and attitudes. While changing attitudes is always a work in progress, it is diplomacy and artists that are the first to see and connect these dots.”

Zsoldos is the author of five books that have been translated into different languages, two of which are trilingual books (Arabic, English and Slovak) that he co-authored with renowned Emirati poet and translator Shihab Ghanem. Their first book Pearls and Dates: Poems from the United Arab Emirates won the Best Book of the Year prize at the 2003 International Book Fair in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Their second book, Contemporary Poems from the Arabian Peninsula, was published in June 2010. The books are a translation of Slovakian poetry into Arabic and vice versa. For Zsoldos, the idea stemmed from a desire to better publicize the great works of Arab poets and authors in the Slovak Republic. “I was looking for something that will bring a new viewpoint to Europe,” he said. “By expanding the body of literature, we are hoping to also expand the greater dialogue.”

Zsoldos has observed that in the post-September 11 era, many works that had not yet been translated from Arabic are now available in Slovak. “Recently, many major Arabic works have been translated into Slovak such as the Quran, the complete One Thousand and One Nights and some of the works of Naguib Mahfouz,” he noted. In the future, Zsoldos wants to continue to build cultural and diplomatic bridges as well as translate the works of Slovak and Arab authors and poets, a pastime he greatly enjoys. “It is a wonderful feeling,” he said. “There is a process of creation that takes hold. I feel as though I am taking off the clothes of the poem, until there is nothingness, and then redressing it in the words of another language.”

Originally published by the American University in Cairo.