Ismail Serageldin


Celebrating James Billington’s Lifetime Achievements

15/01/2016 | Washington DC
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.

STS Meetings Held at NAS

12/01/2016 | Wasington DC
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.

Newsweek Features Serageldin Article on Crafting Stability in the Middle east

11/01/2016 | Alexandria

A Conference on Extremism at the BA

06/01/2016 | Alexandria
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).

A Conference on Extremism in Rabat

21/12/2015 | Rabat
A conference on extremism jointly organized by the Muhammadiyah Association of Scientists and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was held in Rabat today.

BA Hosts Conference on 21st Century Democracy

11/12/2015 | Alexandria
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.

Two Agreements signed with IBRD

07/12/2015 | Washington DC

Serageldin Moderates Opening Session at NAS Summit on Gene Editing

03/12/2015 | Washington DC
A three-day international Summit on Human gene Editing co-hosted by The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, U.S. National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the U.K.'s Royal Society, convened global experts to discuss the scientific, ethical, and governance issues associated with recent advances in human gene-editing research.

Proposals on Combatting Extremism

19/11/2015 | Cairo
Serageldin met with a group of European Ambassadors in Cairo to discuss ideas and proposals on what should be done to combat extremism and violence in the region.

BA Hosts 4th International Summit of the Book

07/11/2015 | Alexandria
The 4th International Summit of the Book, an annual global meeting launched by the Library of Congress in 2012 to discuss the book in all its dimensions, was this year hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) under the theme "Book, Reading & Technology”.

Serageldin Re-elected Head of WDL

06/11/2015 | Alexandria
Serageldin has been re-elected as Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Digital Library (WDL), for another five years.

Sharing Insights on the Role of Religion in Fighting Extremism

02/11/2015 | Sarajevo
The Council of Europe has invited Serageldin to participate in the “2015 Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue” held in Sarajevo on 2-3 November 2015.

On Europe of the Year 2050

31/10/2015 | Brussels
At the international Seminar Quelle Europe en 2050 ? (What Europe in 2050?) held by the Royal Academy of Belgium, Serageldin gave a speech entitled – Europe 2050 : un avenir voulu (Europe 2050 – A desired Future).

Club de Madrid holds Global Dialogue on Countering Extremism

28/10/2015 | Madrid
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Club de Madrid, Former President of Latvia, invited Serageldin to participate in the Club de Madrid’s Policy Dialogue titled “Madrid+10 Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism” held in Madrid, Spain, October 27th and 28th, 2015.

Serageldin Elected Board Member of STS Forum

27/10/2015 | Kyoto
Founder and Chairman of The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, Koji Omi, informed Ismail Serageldin that he has been elected as a new board member of STS for two years starting January 1, 2016.

A Speech on Mental Health in a Changing World

17/10/2015 | Cairo
Invited to be a distinguished guest speaker at the 20th World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health held in Cairo on 16-19 October,2015, Serageldin addressed an international audience of professionals, representatives from universities, public and private hospitals, NGOs, public institutions, state mental health agencies, with a keynote speech entitled “Seeking Balance: Mental Health in a Changing World”. The theme of the conference was “Mental Health in times of crisis”.

Serageldin Takes Part in Extensive Scientific Debate at Institut d'Égypte

15/10/2015 | Cairo

A Message from Ismail Serageldin

12/10/2015 | Alexandria
As Honorary President of Religions for Peace, I bear this message to you concerning one of the greatest challenges that the believers of the world’s religions and all men and women of good will face today: protecting the earth and its climate.

Serageldin Chairs ICEF Session on Technology Transfer

07/10/2015 | Kyoto
At the second Annual Conference of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), held in Tokyo just after the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Serageldin chaired a session titled “Technology Transfer to Developing Countries and Investment Promotion”.

Examining the Impact of ICT on Society

05/10/2015 | Kyoto
At the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum Plenary Session on the topic of “Society Changed by ICT – Security and Privacy”, Serageldin was Chair Speaker in a dialogue among political leaders, scientists and industrialists.

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