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CILAS Alex. Team
Karim-Yassin Goessinger is founder of the Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS) and co-founder of the Quito Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (QILAS). Integrating his background in political philosophy, urbanism and (post-)development practice, he served as director of CILAS from 2013 to 2016 and has taught several courses at CILAS and at AUC. A Dalai Lama and Donella Meadows Fellow, he enjoys martial arts, languages, and tea. In early 2018, he published a bilingual, edited volume on the “pigeon tower” as a metaphor for higher education. At CILAS Alex, he will serve as Teaching Fellow in the Sciences and Research Director.
Kari Rosenfeld is from Houston, Texas. She worked as a fashion photographer and producer before studying analytic philosophy at the University of Texas. She has since worked as an artist using writing, video, and photography. She will serve as the Artist in Residence at CILAS - Alex.
Batool El Hennawy is from Cairo, Egypt. She is currently completing her degree in Fine Arts, at Helwan University. She has worked at the Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS), as a co-fellow, pedagogical coordinator, and media lab director. She is interested in the transnational dimension of education and social justice, with a particular focus on collective learning and storytelling as a pedagogical form. She will serve as a Skills Lab facilitator at CILAS - Alex.
Hussein El-Hajj is from Gizah, Egypt. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts in the Department of English at Cairo University, and joined CILAS as a year-long student in 2014 before working there as a librarian and a coordinator of the translation lab. He works on himself to improve his craft as a translator, specifically in the social sciences and humanities. At CILAS Alex, he will serve as Teaching Fellow in the Humanities and the translation lab. coordinator.