Journal LSS Cairo 2010


June 19 Arrival in Cairo; Reception at the AUC Residence in Zamalek; Welcome dinner downtown at Restaurant Felfela with Diana Van Bogaert, Director Legal English Training Unit at the AUC Law Department
June 20 Visit to the new AUC Main campus in New Cairo including a tour guided by Sherif Amer, Head of the International Programs Office, Nermine Rifaat, Research and Information Services Department and Mohamed Berray, Head of the Law Library. Presentation of the LSS Cairo by Prof. Rolf H. Weber, Zurich, within the Joint Faculty Workshop AUC/Cornell Law School at Alfi Hall, AUC Main campus; Guided tour by Nihal El-Mofty to the Citadel and the mosques of Muhammad Ali, Sultan Hassan and Ibn Tulun
June 21 Beginning of the course “Financial Market Law” with Prof. Rolf H. Weber, and Dr. Reinhard Klarmann, Sarwat A. Shahid Law Firm, Cairo; Beginning of the course “International Criminal Law” with Prof. Christian Schwarzenegger, Zurich, and Prof. David Cohen, California; Dinner at Restaurant Sequoia
June 22 Visit and tour at the Townhouse Gallery, guided by director William Wells
June 23 Whirling Dervishes Performance at Al-Ghouri Center; Dinner at Restaurant Naguib Mahfuz, Khan al-Khalili
June 24 Roundtable discussion on “Egyptian Politics and Institutions” with Dr. Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron, Specialist of Egyptian Constitutional Law, and Prof. Mustapha K. El-Sayyid, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University; Reception and dinner honoring Dr. Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt at the Citadel View Restaurant at al-Azhar Park organized by the Seton Hall University Cairo Summer Program with Bernard Freamon, Director of the Seton Hall Program, Chief Justice Faruk Ahmed Sultan, senior officals of the American Embassy in Cairo, the AUC and the Supreme Constitutional Court; Cairo Jazz Club
June 25 Public Viewing World Cup at the Swiss Club (Switzerland – Honduras)
June 26 Visit to the Oasis of Fayoum. Guided tour by Nihal El-Mofty to the pyramid of Hawara and to traditional handicrafters; lunch at Lake Qaroun. Tour in Khan al-Khalili and dinner in Sangria
June 27 Guest lecture with Prof. Hassan Hanafi Hassanien, Professor of Philosophy at Cairo University, on “Perspectives of and New Approaches to Islamic Law – the role of the Middle East”. Beginning of the course “Islamic and Middle Eastern Law” with Prof. Andrea Büchler, Zurich, and Dr. Nahda Shehada, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague. Roundtable discussion on human rights with Hossam Bahgat, Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
June 28 Talk with Dr. Abdel Samie Abdel Wahab Abou El Kheir, Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Law at al-Azhar University; El Sawy Culturewheel, Contemporary Egyptian Songs
June 29 Guest Lecure with Mona Zulficar, lawyer, chairperson of Zulficar & Partners Lawfirm, human rights activist on the development of Egyptian Family law with a particular focus on women’s rights; Cairo Opera House
June 30 Makan, Zar Music & Songs by Mazaher Ensemble
July 1 End of the course "Financial Market Law"; Reception and Lecture at the Residence of the Swiss Embassy with Ambassador Dominik Furgler and Nicole Providoli, first secretary
 Visit to the pyramids of Giza; Meeting with Dr. Sherif Younis, political scientist at Helwan University
 Visit to the garbage collectors’ neighborhood at Muqattam Mountain, and to St. Simon the Tanner Coptic Orthodox Church situated in a cave organized by the Association for the Protection of the Environment
 Felucca ride
 Guest lecture with Dr. Usama Al-Sayyid Mahmoud Al-Azhari, Assistant at the Faculty of Usul al-Din at al-Azhar University; End of the courses "International Criminal Law" and "Islamic and Middle Eastern Law"; Meeting with Kristina Bergmann, NZZ correspondent of the Middle East
 Meeting with Bernard Freamon and with Dr. Ann M. Lesch, Associate Provost for International Programs at AUC
Meeting with Ali Dessouki, Deputy Country Director of GTZ in Egypt; Walk through Islamic Cairo; Dinner at Abu el Sid; Party at the New Garden Palace Hotel in Garden City
Evaluation session at the Zamalek Residence; Farewell dinner at the New Garden Palace Hotel; Felucca ride
Departure from Cairo to Switzerland, to Spain, or to other places in Egypt


Thank you!

to the participants registered through the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich:
               Armanda Ammann, Eva Miladeh Andonie, Pascal Bieri, Ana Castillo Boni, Müge Cöteli, Alexandre Gallopin, Martin Gempeler, Zahra Piñero Lozano, Anna Rellstab, Fabienne Rosales, Joel Schacht, Elena Trigo, Melanie Wyss
to the participants registered trough the American University in Cairo:
             Nouran Assad, Moataz El Fegeri, Shady Fekry, Ahmed El Hadidi, Mostafa El Sherif, Nermeen Essam, Urgessa Genemo, Salah Hesham Hamoda, Muhammed Sameh, Kais Torchani
to our faculty and staff:
            David Cohen, Reinhard Klarmann, Christian Schwarzenegger, Nahda Shehada, Sebastiano Paù-Lessi
to the faculty and staff of the American University in Cairo:
          Ann M. Lesch, Hani Sayed, Amr Shalakany, Diana Van Bogaert, Thomas Skouteris, Mohamed Berray, Dahlia Maurice, Sally Barsoum, Dora Sobhy, Sherif Amer, Zayne Amer, Nermine Rifaat
to the guest lecturers and participants in roundtable discussions:
         Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron, Hassan Hanafi Hassanien, Mustapha K. El-Sayyid, Mona Zulficar, Hossam Bahgat, Usama Al-Sayyid Mahmoud Al-Azhari
to the Swiss Embassy:
        Ambassador Dominik Furgler, Nicole Providoli, Ingy Abdel-Malek
to the faculty and staff of Seton Hall University:
        Bernard Freamon, Kathleen Dillon
to our various supporters and hosts in Cairo:
              Abdel Samie Abdel Wahab Abou El Kheir, William Wells, Sherif Younis, Ali Dessouki, Kristina Bergmann, Syonara Tomoum, Hebba Bakri, Nihal El-Mofty, Ashraf Saad, Bekhiet Rizk Mettry


                                                                                                                                               Andrea Büchler, On-site Director
                                                                                                                                          Rolf H. Weber, Steering Committee
                                                                                                                                                               Amira Latif, Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                           Zurich, July 2010