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A Debate on Democratic Security at the Council of Europe

01/06/2015 | Strasbourg
Invited by the Council of Europe to inaugurate a new series of debates devoted to the concept of democratic security, Serageldin presented his vision of democratic security and its components in a presentation on ‘Counteracting radicalisation and extremism – promoting mutual knowledge, understanding, tolerance and respect for diversity’.

AUB Confers Honorary Doctorate to Serageldin

29/05/2015 | Beirut
In an award ceremony held during the 146th commencement exercises for 535 graduate students of the American University of Beirut (AUB), Ismail Serageldin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his “enduring contributions to the arts, humanitarian and environmental causes, and conservation of the cultural heritage.”

A Memorandum of Understanding Signed with MACAT

21/05/2015 | Alexandria
Serageldin signed a Memorandum of Understanding between MACAT International Limited, represented by its founding Director, Egyptian philanthropist Salah Khalil, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, to collaborate in the field of translation of seminal books, design of training and educational materials, organization of joint seminars, conferences, lectures, training programs, exhibitions, publications, educational and cultural films and other material.

AUB to Award Honorary Doctorate to Serageldin

10/05/2015 | Beirut
The American University of Beirut (AUB) has announced that the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters will be awarded to Serageldin at the university’s 146th commencement exercises on May 29, 2015

Serageldin Participates in Global Round Table on Morality in Politics

09/05/2015 | Budapest
Serageldin was invited to participate as panelist at The Global Round Table (GRT) 2015 Main Event held at the renowned Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest.

MoU with The National Széchényi Library

08/05/2015 | Budapest
Memorandum of Understanding between the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) and the NSZL , was signed by Ismail Serageldin as Director of the BA and László Tüske, as Director-General of the NSZL wherein both libraries agreed to promote and facilitate close co-operation and further cultural relations of both countries.

“Rethinking the Prevailing and Failing World Order”

29/04/2015 | Baku
The third Global Baku Forum titled “Building Trust in the Emerging World Order”, organized by the Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with Diaspora, the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) and the Club de Madrid, brought together current and former presidents, prime ministers, and statesmen, as well as global scholars and experts

Nizami Bust Unveiling Ceremony

20/04/2015 | Alexandria
A bust of Azerbaijan’s prominent poet Nizami Ganjavi was unveiled today in a ceremony held by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC).


President El-Sisi meets with Serageldin

07/04/2015 | Cairo
Following is a press release by the Presidency on President El-Sisi’s meeting with Ismail Serageldin:




“President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, who presented a number of the Library’s activities and projects


MoU with V-Dem

18/03/2015
Serageldin signed an agreement with Staffan I. Lindberg and Abdalhadi Alijla from “Varieties of Democracy Institute” (V-Dem).

BA and EdX Sign Educational Agreement

11/03/2015 | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Serageldin signed an educational agreement with edX, whereby the Library of Alexandria and edX have become partners to bring an educational platform within reach of young people in remote areas of Egypt, to empower women and fight extremist ideology.

Serageldin in MIT for Libraries Visiting Committee Meeting

10/03/2015 | Cambridge, Massachusetts
This week Serageldin joined 17 members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries Visiting Committee for their biennial meeting. At the end of the two day meeting, which included lunch with the students, the committee presented a report to the Institute Administration.

BA and Institut d’Égypte Have Common Mission

06/03/2015 | Paris
In partnership with the Singer-Polignac Foundation, the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Egypt in France co-organized a conference entitled L'Egypte, hier et aujourd'hui,presenting three aspects of Egypt from both a historical and a contemporary perspective : theLibrary of Alexandria, the Institut d’Égypte and the Suez Canal.

NGIC Convenes in Preparatory Meeting

20/02/2015 | Brussels
The Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) convened once again in a preparatory meeting for the third Baku Forum on Shared Societies to be held in April of this year together with Club de Madrid (CdM) on the theme Rebuilding Trust in Wider Europe – A High Level NGIC/CdM Initiative.

World Bank Roundtable Discussions to Combat Poverty

18/02/2015 | Washington DC
Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, invited Serageldin to a roundtable discussion hosted at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington DC, with a cross-section of faith-based organizations and religious leaders to foster dialogue and greater collaboration in the common pursuit of combatting poverty.

The Cities of the Future

02/02/2015 | Alexandria
“... The cities I dream of are humanist creations where buildings are designed for people and their idiosyncratic needs and technology is woven into the very fabric of the urban tissue, to serve the residents, recycle waste and protect the environment..."

On Challenging the Extremist Currents

13/01/2015 | Alexandria
Serageldin has written an essay representing his reflections on “challenging the extremist currents in our midst, challenging them intellectually, and reclaiming our cultural heritage from those who would usurp it and use it for their own political ends”, and also on “the role that the Library of Alexandria, joining with all the cultural institutions of our society, can play in confronting extremism and violence”.

Confronting Extremist Ideas with Ideas

05/01/2015 | Alexandria
This week Bibliotheca Alexandria hosted a three day Regional Conference for a Comprehensive Arab Strategy towards the Confrontation of Terrorism and Extremism.


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