Ismail Serageldin


2017 26 December

Great News from Egypt

2017 15 December

In Memoriam: Calestous Juma

2017 8 December

Serageldin with Lucy

2017 16 October

The Book in the Era of Facebook and Twitter

Video Speech at 6th International Summit of the Book
2017 4 October

Serageldin Chairs ICEF Session on Technology Innovation and Diffusion.

At the 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 Innovation and Diffusion

2017 2 October

On the Future of Big Data

At the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum annual meeting Serageldin chaired a session on the topic of “Big Data” and its future as a business tool that will increasingly rely on software that is not written by humans but by specialized AI programs.

2017 30 September

On Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The annual Regional Action for Climate Change (RACC) meeting was held this year on the topics of climate change and regional conflicts: water, coast, ocean, extreme events; and on the impact of the Paris Agreement on local and regional action.

2017 29 September

Transparency and Trust in Trying Times

Latvia lecture
2017 28 September

University of Latvia Awards Serageldin Honorary Doctorate

In a ceremony held in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia (UL) Serageldin was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his “profound and enduring contribution to fostering scholarly and cultural cooperation among nations and to strengthening the role of academic libraries in modern societies”.

2017 22 June

Discussing China’s New Role in International Relations

As Co-Chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), Serageldin opened, together with Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Co-Chair of NGIC, President of Latvia 1999-2007, the “XII High-Level Meeting” entitled “China’s New Role In International Relations: The Prospects Of One Belt One Road Initiative”.

2017 21 June

China’s New Role in International Relations

“XII High-Level Meeting” entitled “China’s New Role In International Relations: The Prospects Of One Belt One Road Initiative”

Remarks delivered by Ismail Serageldin
In Beijing, 21-22 June 2017

2017 13 June

President of Albania Awards Presidential Medal to Serageldin

In a ceremony held on 13 June, in the office of the President of Albania, Serageldin was awarded the Presidential Medal, Order of Skanderbeg (Urdhri "Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu") or the George Kastrioti Skanderbeg Order.

2017 4 June

Navigating a complex world:Insights for the future

The National Library in Singapore
2017 14 May

Reflections on the Future of Europe

The Institut d’Egypte

Opening Remarks
Delivered at a Panel Discussion held at
The Institut d’Egypte

2017 14 May

Serageldin Moderates Discussion on the Future of Europe

Serageldin moderated a meeting held at The Institut d'Egypte in Cairo on the topic of “The Future of Europe”.

2017 13 May

President of Egypt Heads Annual BoT Meeting

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi presided over the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) held at the presidential palace in Cairo. The meeting comes at the end of Ismail Serageldin’s term as Director of the BA, and the appointment of its new Director, prominent Egyptian thinker Mostafa El-Feki.

2017 11 May

First Session of Annual BoT Meeting Held in Alexandria

The first session of the BA Board of Trustees (BoT) annual meeting was held this morning, where Mostafa El-Feky was welcomed as the newly appointed BA Director and successor of Ismail Serageldin—who has been the founding director of the of the New Library of Alexandria since its inauguration in 2002.

2017 9 May

BA Staff Arrange Surprise Birthday Celebration for Serageldin

Bibliotheca Alexandrina staff arranged a surprise celebration at Serageldin’s office in the Library on the occasion of his birthday on the 9th of May. Serageldin was deeply touched by the warm gathering and all the sincere good wishes that surrounded him on this special day.

2017 21 April

ICEF Steering Committee Meets in Paris

Serageldin joins the members of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) Steering Committee in Paris this week to discuss proposals and plans for the 4th annual ICEF meeting to be held on October 4-5, 2017, in Tokyo.

2017 17 March

Discussing the Future of International Relations in Baku

Organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in partnership with the State Committee on Work with Diaspora, the 5th Global Baku Forum brought together presidents, former heads of state and governments, prominent politicians and public figures to discuss “The Future of International Relations: Power and Interests” on 16-17 March 2017.

2017 12 March

AfDB Special Panel Meeting in Abidjan

As a member of the African Development Bank (AfDB) “Special Panel on Accelerating the Implementation of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy”, Serageldin joined a meeting of the Panel held in Abidjan today.

2017 12 February

A Full Agenda in Washington DC and New York this Week

This week Serageldin travels to Washington DC and New York for several meetings, including the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Council and Board Meetings, and the International Committee Meeting for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2017 7 February

Serageldin meets with President of Greece

Serageldin chaired the board meeting of the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Vardinoyannis Foundation, headed by Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, whereby the two parties agreed to continue the activities of The Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies for a further five years.

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