Ismail Serageldin


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

11/03/2016 | Baku
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.

Serageldin Joins IAP Conference on Science Advice

28/02/2016 | Hermanus, South Africa
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".

Exploring the Need for a BA Science Grid

15/02/2016 | Washington DC
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.

Second Meeting of Human Gene Editing Study Committee

12/02/2016 | Washington DC
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.

A Public Lecture at Sofia University

05/02/2016 | Sofia
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.

An Eventful Day in Athens

03/02/2016 | 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.

Discussions on Democracy and Interfaith Dialogue in Sarajevo

02/02/2016 | 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”.

A Speech on Interfaith Dialogue in Rome’s Quirinale Palace

27/01/2016 | Rome
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?”

Serageldin Signs Agreement with Electre and BnF

21/01/2016 | Paris
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.

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.

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.

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