Panel Discussion: A Two-Culture Problem? A Personal Account of Success
Description or Abstract
Panel Discussion: " A Two Culture Problem? A Personal Account of Success". Speaker: Amr Shaarawi - Professor of Physics, Chair AUC Senate Commentator/Discussant: Tahia Abdel Nasser - Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Director Graduate Studies Chair: Bahgat Korany - Professor Department of Political Science, Director AUC Forum. The debate on science versus literature and the arts has been raging since novelist CP Snow raised the issue in the University of Cambridge’s Rede Lectures in 1959. In 2008, the Times Literary Supplement included Snow’s book in its list of 100 books that most influenced Western public discourse since World War II. Is our liberal education a way out of this schism between science and literary entrepreneurship? Is there a third way out of this educational apartheid? Coming from a background of physics but also an award-winning novelist, Professor Amr Shaarawi will present his experience to guide us. Professor Tahia Abdel Nasser on the literature side will comment and elaborate.
literature, CP Snow, Times Literary Supplement, liberal education
Korany, Bahgat; Shaarawi, Amr; and Abdel Nasser, Tahia, "Panel Discussion: A Two-Culture Problem? A Personal Account of Success" (2018). Audio & Video by Faculty: Webinars, interviews, documentaries, etc.... 148.