Ismail Serageldin

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2016 14 October

A Keynote Speech on the Future Role of Libraries

Celebrating 20 years of the School Libraries Network (Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares ),RBE, which creates and supports school libraries throughout Portugal, the “Forum 20 anos RBE: a story with a future”, was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

2016 11 October

On the Value of Cultural Inheritance

In the city of Florence, in 1966, the flooding of the river Arno, killed 101 people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Marking the 50th anniversary of this tragedy, the Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, held an international conference , under the title of “Florence 1966-2016 – Resilience of Art Cities to Natural Catastrophes: The Role of Academies”.

2016 6 October

Discussing Climate Change Strategies

Invited by Japan Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry to participate in the third annual meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), Serageldin chaired a session on “Technology Transfer”.

2016 2 October

Serageldin in Kyoto for STS Annual Meeting

The Science and Technology for Society (STS) forum annual meeting convened in Kyoto on 2 - 4 October 2016. The forum held concurrent sessions covering a wide range of topics: Earth science, Cities, ICT, Cooperation in science and technology, Science, Technology and Society, Engineering and innovation, Life sciences, Energy and environment.

2016 1 October

Talks on Climate Threats: Risks and Resilience

Serageldin chaired the opening plenary session of the eighth meeting of the Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC) held in Kyoto on 1 October 2016.

2016 30 September

Sharing insights and Opinions with JST

The Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency invited Serageldin to participate in the JST Advisory Committee Meeting held in Kyoto on 30 September 2016.

2016 26 September

Serageldin Awarded Rings of Tolerance

In a ceremony held at the Old Town Hall of Cologne The European Academy of Sciences and Arts awarded the "Rings of Tolerance", to Ismail Serageldin, Cardinal Péter Erdö and Uri Lubrani.

2016 23 September

Interview with Dr.Serageldin in weekly magazine IR

Interview with Dr.Serageldin in the weekly IR magazine, Latvia

2016 2 September

Meeting with President of Latvia

In Latvia Serageldin had a meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis at the Riga castle.

2016 25 August

BA Hosts Regional Action on Climate Change and Future Earth Experts Meeting

The BA is hosting a meeting experts on Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC) and Future Earth (FE) on 25 and 26 August 2016. The meeting aims to discuss the challenges posed by climate change worldwide, with special focus on its effects on Egypt.

2016 21 August

BA Hosts the 12th International Conference on Dryland Development

The BA, in collaboration with the International Drylands Development Commission (IDDC), is hosting the 12th International Conference on Dryland Development from 21 to 24 August, titled “Sustainable Development of Drylands in the Post 2015 World”.

2016 16 August

Foundation Alliance of Civilizations Presents Award to Serageldin

At the International School for Young Leaders, Serageldin gave lecture on the topic of “Leadership in the Age of The ICT Revolution and Artificial Intelligence”, which was very well received by his young audience.

2016 13 July

Committee on Human Gene Editing holds Fourth Meeting

The Committee on Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical and Ethical Considerations held its Consensus Study fourth meeting at the Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences in Washington DC.

2016 21 June

Serageldin Chairs Water Futures and Solutions Meeting

As a world renowned authority on water issues, Serageldin chaired the Water Futures and Solutions 2 nd Scenarios Focus Group Meeting of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) held in Laxenburg, Austria on 19-21 June.

2016 14 June

Addressing the Issues of a Globalized World

The Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) & Julia Reig Foundation held their VIII High-Level Meeting "Global Forces, Local Voices - People Power in a Globalized World" in Andorra on 12-15 June 2016.

2016 12 June

It is 2016

Delivered at the 8th NGIC High-Level meeting, Andorra
2016 25 May

Sharing Insights on Education and Technology at eLearning Africa

At the 11th eLearning Africa conference “Vision, Innovation and Reality”, Serageldin gave a plenary keynote speech entitled “Reaching out to Africa”.

2016 20 May

Serageldin invited to give a Lecture at Oxford University

Serageldin was invited to give a lecture at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies as part of several important events being organised by the Centre, relating specifically to libraries and their central role in academic life and the wider development of societies.

2016 4 May

Open Science in an Open World

STOA-STS Forum “Adapting to the changing world through Science, Technology and Innovation”, 4 May 2016 Brussels
2016 4 May

STS Forum Workshop in Brussels

Following attendance of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum council meeting held in Paris on 3 May, Serageldin participated in the high-level conference of political, industrial and academic leaders “Adapting to the Changing World Through Science, Technology And Innovation - Strengthening cooperation between the STS forum and the EU” held in Brussels on May 4, by STS, Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

2016 29 April

Third Meeting of Human Gene Editing Study Committee

Serageldin joined the members of the Human Gene Editing Study committee in their third meeting held in Paris at the French National Academy of Medicine.

2016 23 April

Shakespeare’s Richard II: Reflections on the Undoing of a King

It is 400 years since Shakespeare passed away, and he still amazes us by his prolific genius and his unique protean imagination. We stand in awe of the craftsmanship and mastery of language that this great poet and dramatist possessed. But we are also overwhelmed by how he uses this language in the service of his plays to give superb multi-layered complex creations and well-rounded personalities, be they heroes or villains.

2016 12 April

Serageldin opens BioVision 2016

In the packed Great Hall of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), Ismail Serageldin, inaugurated BioVision 2016. This major conference is being held from 12 – 14 April under the theme of “New Life Sciences: The Road Ahead”. It focuses on the three major themes “health”, “food and agriculture” and “environment”.

2016 16 March

World Bank Delegation Visits BA

On the occasion of the visit of the World Bank Delegation to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Serageldin gave a 30 minute presentation at the Human Rights workshop.

2016 11 March

4th Global Baku Forum: “Towards a Multipolar World”

Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) held its 4th Global Baku Forum: “Towards a Multipolar World” this week. The event brought together a number of heads of state and government, and well-known political figures, as well as ambassadors of foreign countries to Azerbaijan.

2016 28 February

Serageldin Joins IAP Conference on Science Advice

This week Serageldin joins distinguished scholars, representatives of national academies of science and medicine, experts and science advisors, at the Inter Academy Panel: The Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) Conference and General Assembly, hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), which takes place from 28 February to 2 March 2016 in Hermanus, South Africa, under the theme "Science Advice".

2016 15 February

Exploring the Need for a BA Science Grid

At the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists from around the world gathered together to discuss recent developments in science and technology.

2016 12 February

Second Meeting of Human Gene Editing Study Committee

Serageldin joined the members of Human Gene Editing Study committee that is conducting a comprehensive consensus study on the scientific, medical, and ethical considerations of human gene editing. The committee held an information-gathering meeting, where invited experts discussed perspectives on human gene editing.

2016 5 February

A Public Lecture at Sofia University

A two day visit to Sofia, Bulgaria, held another busy schedule for Serageldin. He met with Vezhdi Rashidov, Minister of Culture, and paid an official visit to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where the President of the Academy, Stefan Vodenicharov, presented to Serageldin the Honorary Sign of the President of the Academy for his outstanding contributions in science.

2016 3 February

An Eventful Day in Athens

Serageldin started off his visit to Athens chairing the board meeting of the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies. This was followed by a meeting with Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece at the Presidential Megaron.

2016 2 February

Discussions on Democracy and Interfaith Dialogue in Sarajevo

Foundation “Shared Societies and Values Foundation” in Sarajevo gathered a group of prominent international public figures in a Forum titled “New generation democracy and interfaith dialogue - Responding to violent extremism”.

2016 28 January

Rome Concluding Remarks

2016 27 January

A Speech on Interfaith Dialogue in Rome’s Quirinale Palace

At a reception hosted by Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy, at the Quirinale Palace, Serageldin gave a speech on the theme of “Interconnectivity and the global search for spirituality. What is society looking for and what is the role of the State?”

2016 21 January

Serageldin Signs Agreement with Electre and BnF

In 2009 the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) donated half a million books to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) to develop its Francophone Library. This generous gift will now be further enriched by a new agreement signed between the BnF, Electre, and the BA, whereby 1500 books will be donated annually by Electre over the next three years, a period renewable by the three parties.

2016 15 January

Celebrating James Billington’s Lifetime Achievements

The Wilson Center invited Serageldin to join a panel of distinguished speakers in celebrating the contributions of James Billington—professor, author, Director of the Wilson Center and co-founder of the Kennan Institute, founder of the Open World Leadership Center, and recently retired Librarian of Congress.

2016 12 January

STS Meetings Held at NAS

As member of the Board of directors of The “Science and Technology in Society Forum” (STS), Serageldin participated in the Board Meeting held in the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC to review the activities of the Forum in 2015 and to discuss and plan the budget and activities for 2016.

2016 6 January

A Conference on Extremism at the BA

A large number of Arab researchers, intellectuals, and writers participated in a conference under the theme “Nurturing Extremism: A Reading of the Measures of Intellectual Confrontation”, held from 3 to 5 January 2016 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA).

2016

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2015 21 December

مؤتمر "نقض أسس التطرف ومقولاته"

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2015 21 December

A Conference on Extremism in Rabat

A conference on extremism jointly organized by the Muhammadiyah Association of Scientists and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was held in Rabat today.

2015 11 December

Onwards! Reinforcing Democracy for the 21st Century

Democracy for the 21st Century Conference
2015 11 December

BA Hosts Conference on 21st Century Democracy

The Library of Alexandria held a major three day conference on “Democracy for the 21st Century”. in collaboration with the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) and the Club de Madrid (CdM), to work with politicians, experts, and academicians to explore both the current situation worldwide, and to think about possible reform measures or new instruments to create more inclusive and just societies henceforth.



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