Shereen El Feki
Shereen El Feki (@shereenelfeki) is Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at UNAIDS. She is also the author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World (Penguin Random House), a groundbreaking study of sexuality and its intersection with politics, religion and culture across MENA.
Before joining UNAIDS, Shereen was a Regional Director with Promundo, where she led the International Men and Gender Equality Survey Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA), a pioneering study of men, masculinities and gender roles across seven countries in the region. Shereen has previously served as Vice-Chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, as well as working as a presenter with Al Jazeera and Healthcare Correspondent at The Economist. Shereen is also an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Health at Chatham House, and is a former board member of Advocates for Youth. She started her career with a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MPhil and PhD in molecular immunology from the University of Cambridge.
Nina Fárová is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Gender and Science of the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She holds MA in Sociology and PhD in Anthropology from University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. She has been conducting an ethnographic research into the Czech educational system, focusing on the issue of men and masculinity in a feminized context.
As a member of the Centre for Gender and Science, she has taken part in several research projects focused for example on working conditions in Czech academia or on the fate of scientific knowledge in the (post)socialist chemical industry. She is also a lecturer at the University of Hradec Králové where she teaches gender theory and qualitative methodology.
Mohamed Hassan comes from the province of Qualiobia north of Cairo, he graduated from Czech studies at Ain Shams University and works there as an assistant of Czech. He has also finished master degree at the Institute of Czech Studies at Charles University and he is currently studying a doctor program at the Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication at the Charles University in Prague. He also works as a teacher of standard and spoken Arabic language.
Between 2001 and 2016, Lumír Honzík worked as the Managing Director of the Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Pilsen. He is currently the head of the Pilsen branch of the Observatory in Rokycany and Plzeň (HvRaP), where he also works as a professional. He is in charge of education programs for schools, mobile planetarium, promotion activities, astronomical extracurricular activities etc.
He is also member of the statewide Executive Committee of the Czech Astronomical Association (ČAS) as well as member of the Western Bohemian branch of the ČAS. For many years he has been a professor as well as an expert guarantor for the courses “Introduction to Astronomy” and “Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology” at the University of the Third Age (U3V), itself part of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He teaches at the U3V in Pilsen, Sokolov and Klatovy, previously in Tachov as well.
A director and a translator. Mr. Issa was born in 1945 in Syria, after finishing high school he left for Prague where he graduated from FAMU lead by Elmar Klos, his major in movie directing. Some of his earliest works were short films such as A Cat in the Rain (Kočka v dešti) or Pukrylukri. His first full-length film was Bison in 1990. Others worth mentioning are e.g. a fairy tale The Golden Princess or Františka - About Green Gandles and The Black Mother of God.
The respective names in Czech of the two last mentioned movies are Zlatá princezna and Františka aneb o zelených svících a černé matce boží. Mr. Issa cooperated with the Czech Television as a co-director on a documentary cycle about contemporary medicine called Diagnosis (Diagnóza). He also directed two episodes of Cestománia - Syria: One Thousand and One Faces (Sýrie: Tisíc a jedna tvář) and Yemen: Where time has stopped. (Jemen: Zastavený čas).
Student of the Department of Political Science and International Relations and graduate of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies (KBS) at the Faculty of Arts, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His passion is studying foreign languages, including Arabic, which he studied at KBS FA UWB. Since 2018, he has also been part of the ARABFEST team, where he participates in the running and organisation of the festival.