Ismail Serageldin


Serageldin Chairs ICEF Session on Technology Innovation and Diffusion.

04/10/2017 | Tokyo
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

On the Future of Big Data

02/10/2017 | Kyoto
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.

On Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

30/09/2017 | Kyoto
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.

University of Latvia Awards Serageldin Honorary Doctorate

28/09/2017 | Riga
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”.

Discussing China’s New Role in International Relations

22/06/2017 | Beijing
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”.

President of Albania Awards Presidential Medal to Serageldin

13/06/2017 | Albania
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.

Sharing Insights for the Future

04/06/2017 | Singapore

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”.

President of Egypt Heads Annual BoT Meeting

13/05/2017 | Cairo
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.

First Session of Annual BoT Meeting Held in Alexandria

11/05/2017 | 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.

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.

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