- Farida El Sersawi, Kenzi Bahgat, and I attended the Coffee Hour by Dr. Ernest Wolf-Gazo for our covering an event project in JRMC 2202 with Professor Kim Fox.
- The lecture was organized by the Philosophy Club and it was held last Wednesday, November 4. It took place at the American University in Cairo (AUC) at the Tim Sullivan Lounge from 1:00 p.m.-2:00p.m.
- At first, we didn't know the place of the lounge so, we had to search and ask for it in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.
- After we luckily found it, on time, we entered the lounge where we had our first introductory tweet with a photo of the speaker, Dr. Ernerst Wolf-Gazo, while giving his speech about Max Weber and the world historical significance of Ancient Egyptian monotheism.
- After that, we got really excited by our professor's reply to our first tweet. By that time, we knew that we were on the right track.
- Dr. Gazo started by introducing the term 'monotheism' to the audience and focusing on the historical significance of monotheism in Ancient history. So, we tweeted our second and third tweets introducing the topic of the lecture.
- — Lobna El Shirbiny (@LobnaShirbiny)Wed, Nov 04 2015 11:14:46The Philosophy Professor, Dr. Gazo, talks about Monotheism emerging in Ancient Egypt at the Tim Sullivan Lounge at #AUC.
- Our next tweet was a photo, by El Sersawi, of the audience while they were listening and paying attention to the speaker, including me and Bahgat.
- We quoted Dr. Gazo when he talked about the Aten, who represented the God of the sun in Ancient Egypt, and his hidden irrational forces.
- Later on, Dr. Gazo focused on the main topic of the lecture, which was the German Sociologist and Philosopher, Max Weber. We had another quote from him about Weber when he discussed the religious aspects sociologically.
- Another quote by the speaker as he claimed that Weber persuaded his audience not to discuss politics in classrooms because he thought that it would destroy the education.
- — Lobna El Shirbiny (@LobnaShirbiny)Wed, Nov 04 2015 11:43:28
- A few minutes later, we posted a 30-seconds video of the speaker giving speech to his audience.
- Dr. Gazo then concludes his speech by which he talked about monotheism and described it as the "emergence of formal rationality."
- — Lobna El Shirbiny (@LobnaShirbiny)Wed, Nov 04 2015 11:49:29
- Another photo by El Sersawi, which she took after the speaker ends his speech, of the audience while scooping the food in the Lunch buffet.
- The final tweet for covering an event project was a photo of the speaker standing with some of his audience discussing topics presented in the lecture, since there wasn't Q&A at the end of the event.
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