New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Egyptian Activist and Author Dr. Nawal El Saadawi at NYU for Events March 22 and March 24

February 22, 2011
270

New York University will host Egyptian activist and author Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, whose outspokenness against her country’s government began in the early 1970s and continued through recent protest marches in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, for two events in March.

El Saadawi, whom New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently called “one of the most famous advocates of women in the Arab world,” will deliver a public lecture, “Creativity, Dissidence, and Women,” on Tuesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Fourth Floor (60 Washington Square South at La Guardia Place). The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on the Egyptian Revolution and will include El Saadawi and the founders of the International Action Center. This event, sponsored by the Paul McGhee Division at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Professor Julia Keefer at julia.keefer@nyu.edu or 212.734.1083. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

The NYU Bookstore will host El Saadawi, a physician, psychiatrist, and author of more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, for a reading and book signing on Thursday, March 24, 6:30-8 p.m. (726 Broadway, between Waverly Place and Washington Place). The free event is part of the NYU Bookstore’s Event Series and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

El Saadawi, whose works have been translated into more than 30 languages and whose novels, God Dies by the Nile and Women at Point Zero, have been banned in many Arab countries, has been outspoken against female genital mutilation. Her writing on the subject led to her dismissal from the Egyptian Ministry of Health in the early 1970s. Later imprisoned by President Anwar Sadat for “crimes against the state,” El Saadawi authored Memoirs from the Women’s Prison during her incarceration, using only toilet paper and a smuggled eyebrow pencil to write the manuscript.

Reporters wishing to attend either event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Around the Square, Events, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

Egyptian Activist and Author Dr. Nawal El Saadawi at NYU for Events March 22 & March 24

New York University will host Egyptian activist and author Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, whose outspokenness against her country’s government began in the early 1970s and continued through recent protest marches in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, for two events in March.


Search News



NYU In the News

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

A Globalizer for N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi

The New York Times profiled Bill Bragin who will become the first executive artistic director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s new performing arts center.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet

The New York Times profiled Jennifer Homans, the director of NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts.

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

Popular Science named Assistant Bioengineering Professor Jonathan Viventi as one of its “brilliant ten” for his research into brain implants that could one day halt epileptic episodes:

Living and Leaving the Dream: Adrian Cardenas’ Journey from the Major Leagues to College

The New York Times ran a feature on Adrian Cardenas, a former major league baseball player who is now studying philosophy and creating writing at NYU.

NYU Footer