Ismail Serageldin

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2014 3 April

Horizons on Egyptian Television

"Horizons”, a television science series of 25 minute episodes, developed and presented by Serageldin and produced by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, will be aired on Channel One of Egypt’s national TV...

2014 27 March

Jurji Zaidan: The Man and His Legacy

Ismail Serageldin, a long-time admirer of Jurji Zaidan, was invited by the Zaidan Foundation (http://www.zaidanfoundation.org/) and the Library of Congress to participate in a symposium organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zaidan's birth and the 120th anniversary...

2014 27 March

Serageldin Attends Review Panel Meeting of ICSU

Serageldin is invited to attend the third meeting of the Review Panel of the International Council for Science (ICSU) . The Panel is chosen by a Selection Committee of former officers of ICSU and is composed of 12 highly eminent persons, who are invited to review the mandate of ICSU.

2014 26 March

A Professional Talk to NLB and LAS Teams

On the topic of: “The Challenges of Libraries in a Digital and Technological Age” , Serageldin gave a professional talk to the teams of the National Library Board (NLB) and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS). Serageldin also gave a talk, open to the public, on the “The Future of Education”...

2014 25 March

Learning from History in Islamic Education

Addressing the Muslim community in Singapore, Serageldin gave a lecture entitled “The Role of History in Islamic Education” . Organized by The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), the MUIS lecture aims to provide key government and public sector leaders, as well as community and religious leaders, academics...

2014 3 March

KIT Collection Reaches Alexandria Harbor

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina celebrates the arrival of almost 400,000 books and 20,000 journals, received from the Royal Tropical Institute—Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT) in Amsterdam. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed last October by Ismail Serageldin...

2014 24 February

The Story of Astronomy – Part 1 (Featuring Dr. George Salib)

Dr. Serageldin takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery in the realm of science, to relive the greatest scientific and intellectual achievements of mankind. Featuring Dr. George Salib, Serageldin recounts the story of Astronomy in this episode.

2014 24 February

The Story of Astronomy – Part 2 (Featuring Dr. George Salib)

Dr. Serageldin takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery in the realm of science, to relive the greatest scientific and intellectual achievements of mankind. Featuring Dr. George Salib, Serageldin recounts the story of Astronomy in this episode.

2014 24 February

The Story of Space (Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz)

Dr. Serageldin takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery in the realm of science, to relive the greatest scientific and intellectual achievements of mankind. Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz, Serageldin recounts the story of Space in this episode.

2014 24 February

The Story of Aviation (Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz)

Dr. Serageldin takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery in the realm of science, to relive the greatest scientific and intellectual achievements of mankind. Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz, Serageldin recounts the story of Aviation in this episode.

2014 24 February

The Story of Earth (Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz)

Dr. Serageldin takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery in the realm of science, to relive the greatest scientific and intellectual achievements of mankind. Featuring Dr. Farouk Elbaz, Serageldin recounts the story of Earth and the advancement of space technologies.

2014 19 February

Serageldin Co-chairs NGIC Meeting in Athens

At the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Serageldin convened with the board members of the Nizami Ganjavi Ineternational Center (NGIC) and Club de Madrid in a preparatory meeting for the II Global Shared Societies Forum: Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Measuring Shared Societies to be held in Baku this coming April. Serageldin presented a proposal for an academic program for NGIC.

2014 1 February

Global Challenges and the University of Tomorrow

Alexandria

This presentation was delivered at BioVision Alexandria 2014 Conference in the Library of Alexandria.

2014 25 January

Reflections on the Third Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution: Historic Hours and Tumultuous Times

Today, we celebrate the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. A milestone that calls for reflection on those three years of chaotic action, great moments, dashed dreams, big achievements, sacrifice and betrayal, and all the components of a human drama of the highest order. Tumultuous times, historic hours, greatness achieved, then lost, retrieved and lost again in the fog of uncertainty as the elusive dream of building our new republic on an inclusive society and a system of laws seems to be overtaken by...

2014 25 January

Serageldin’s Reflections on Third Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution

As Egypt celebrates the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, Serageldin reflects on “those three years of chaotic action, great moments, dashed dreams, big achievements, sacrifice and betrayal, and all the components of a human drama of the highest order.”

2014 10 January

Global Challenges and the University of Tomorrow

Puerto Rico, USA

This presentation was delivered at Puerto Rico, USA.

2014

Hassan Fathy : Egypt’s Visionary Architect

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2014 1 January

Arabic Computational Linguistics

Alexandria, Egypt

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “Arabic Computational Linguistics” at the Library of Alexandria.

2014

Experiencing Alexandria - The City as Text and Context

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2014

Ancient Alexandria and the Dawn of Medical Science

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2014

Public Health and Private Medicine

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2014

Do not mess with (Im)perfection

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The phenomenal success of the Internet has prompted a number of voices to
question how it is governed, and who makes the decisions and who benefits. Some
see the US Government pulling the strings behind a system that remains mostly
dominated by American firms and whose most important installations have largely
remained on US soil. Politics entered the argument, many simply saying that in this
day and age of globalization and multilateralism, and the relatively reduced
economic power of the USA in the global economy, others must have an equal say
in how the Internet is run. And the governance debate was on.It became a part of
the central debates launched at The World Summit for the Information Society
(WSIS) held in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. An Annual Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) ensued, meeting yearly in different parts of the World.
Further fueled by the political controversies surrounding the NSA and US
Government snooping, the increasing invasion of privacy that is part of the rapidly
changing contexts created by social media and even commercial services being
provided through the Internet, more voices were raised demanding to break up the
“US monopoly” on running the internet. As we approach the tenyear
mark for
IGF 2015, a number of committees and Panels have been convened to reflect on
the substance of the issues and produce recommendations on the topic of how the
Internet should be governed. This small note is one contribution to one of these
distinguished panels, devoted to the future role of The Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

2013 29 December

On S&T Education for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

TWAS-ARO Alexandria

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “On S&T Education for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region” at “TWAS-ARO Alexandria” at the Library of Alexandria.

2013 27 December

Report to Egypt’s Intellectuals

Alexandria

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “Report to Egypt’s Intellectuals” at the Library of Alexandria.

2013 23 December

Ismail Serageldin's Interview at the League of Arab States

An interview with Dr. Serageldin held on the occasion of “Arabic Document Day” celebration at the League of Arab States.

2013 16 December

Pascal and Science Four Episodes

Alexandria

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “Pascal and Science Four Episodes” at the Library of Alexandria.

2013 7 December

Opening Remarks at Club de Madrid – World Leadership Alliance Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Club de Madrid – World Leadership Alliance Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia

It gives me great pleasure to address you with my own voice as a concerned citizen of the world, as the first chairman of the Youth Employment Summit/Youth For Environmental Sustainability or YES represented here by its founding and continuing driving force, Poonam Ahluwalia, and also as the Co-Chair of the Board of the NGIC, a platinum sponsor of this event… To share this podium with WimKok, the President of the Club de Madrid, and Clive Palmer, The SG of the World Leadership Alliance and the President of the World Economic Council.

2013 4 December

Taming the Wild Markets: Steps Towards a Humane Globalization

Remarks delivered at the Panel for “Synergies to Master the Global Crisis” at the “Dialogue and Cooperation for Change”-Eurasian Interdependencies on Overcoming the Crisis-3rd CGDC Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria

The recent crisis in the financial markets marks the end of an unprecedented era of naive belief that free capital flows and unfettered markets are the cure for all the world’s ills. That the private sector was going to solve all problems, if only governments would get out of the way, forgetting that monopolies, greed, and abuses of all kinds can occur if those entrusted with managing people’s money and assets are not supervised and held accountable for their actions.

2013 4 December

World Leaders and Former Leaders Convene at CGDC Annual Meeting

Serageldin joined a gathering of eminent world leaders at the third 3rd Annual Meeting of the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CDGC) held under the title “Dialogue and Cooperation for Change”- Eurasian Interdependencies on Overcoming the Crisis.

2013 3 December

Serageldin Signs MoU with Elsevier

The Library of Alexandria and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide 150 researchers working in least-developed and low-income countries across the globe with access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s online scientific research platform with 11 million full text articles, and Scopus, an abstract and citation database containing 21,000 peer-reviewed journals from 5,000 publishers.

2013 3 December

Ancient Alexandria and the Dawn of Medical Science

Dr Ismail Serageldin had agreed with Sir Magdi Yacoub, 'a great modern day leader of medicine', to write an article on the contributions of the Library of Alexandria to knowledge and science...

2013 3 December

Public Health and Private Medicine: Looking Back and Looking Forward

This lecture entitled 'The Ibrahimian Lecture' was Dr. Ismail Serageldin's opening address to the Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases that was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 4 February 2002...

2013 2 December

On the Leading Role of the BA in UNL

Joining the board members of the Universal Networking Digital Language Foundations (UNDL), Serageldin attended the Board Meeting convened in Kuwait this week. At a meeting with the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Serageldin gave a presentation entitled “Who Benfitis from the UNL? The Leading Role of the Library of Alexandria”.

2013 24 November

Honor of the Golden Lion Bestowed on Serageldin

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Museum in Alexandria, Pope Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa bestowed on Serageldin the Honor of the Golden Lion which is conferred on personalities, who have made significant contributions to the Pope and Patriarch for the Alexandrian Greek Orthodox Church.

2013 18 November

Serageldin Chairs WDL Annual Meeting

As Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Digital Library (WDL), Serageldin convened with the members of the Council for the 2013 Partner Meeting. The meeting opened with the welcome and introductory remarks of Serageldin and James Billiongton, Librarian of Congress.

2013 14 November

A Shared Commitment to Education

At a dinner arranged by the Alexandria Trust at the Royal Society in London in his honor, Serageldin delivered remarks on “Education and the Future of the Arab World”. His talk first covered the events in Egypt and the ongoing turmoil following the Arab Spring; and he went on to speak passionately of the vital role of education in the future of the Arab World. The remarks were very well received by the distinguished audience.

2013 13 November

STI Building African Capacities in Science, Technology & Innovation

Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “STI Building African Capacities in Science, Technology & Innovation” in Ghent, Belgium.

2013 13 November

Panel on the Importance of Biotechnology

A longtime advocate of biotechnology, Serageldin was invited to a Forum on Global Agriculture and Forestry held by the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach (IPBO) at the Vlaams Instituut of Biotechnology (VIB) in Ghent, Belgium, under the title “30 of Years Plant Biotechnology”. He participated in the panel discussion Intensive but sustainable agriculture for emerging and developing countries

2013 12 November

Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development: New thinking, New measures, New policies

Brussels

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development: New thinking, New measures, New policies” in Brussels.

2013 12 November

A Presentation on Sustaining Sustainability

At the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Annual Lecture 2013 held at the European Parliament in Brussels under the title “Sustaining sustainability: Making economics work for the global environment”, Serageldin gave a keynote speech on ''Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development''.

2013 4 November

Serageldin Chairs Workshop of Water Futures and Solutions

The first Scenario Focus Group workshop of the Water Futures and Solution (WFaS) Initiatives: World Water Scenarios, organized by the United Nations World Water Assessment Program hosted by UNESCO and by the International Institute for Applied System Analysis, was held in Paris on 4 to 6 November.

2013 1 November

The University of the Future: The Challenge and the Response

Beirut

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “The University of the Future: The Challenge and the Response” in Beirut.

2013 1 November

Keynote Address on How University Education Needs to Be Transformed

The conference titled "Graduate and Postgraduate Programs in Education in Arab Universities: Quality and Added Value" co-organized by the Arab Educational Information Network - Shamaa and the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) and hosted by the Lebanese American University, opened with a keynote address by Serageldin on “The Radical Challenges University Education will Face and How it Needs to be Transformed”.

2013 31 October

The BA Saves the Collection of the Royal Tropical Institute

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Ismail Serageldin as Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Derk Vermeer as President of the Royal Tropical Institute— Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT) in Amsterdam, whereby the majority of the KIT library collection, almost 400,000 books and 20,000 journals, will be reallocated at the BA.

2013 28 October

Water and Sanitation in Africa and the Middle East

Egypt, Alexandria

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “Water and Sanitation in Africa and the Middle East” at the Library of Alexandria.

2013 22 October

On the Future of the University & its Governance: The Challenge and the Response

Alexandria Trust Seminar, Alexandria

Dr. Serageldin delivered this presentation entitled “On the Future of the University & its Governance: The Challenge and the Response” at “Alexandria Trust Seminar” at the Library of Alexandria.

2013 7 October

STS Population and Resources

STS, Kyoto, Japan

The debate on population and resources has been joined at least since Malthus and Condorcet… The former could not foresee anything except population growth hitting resources limit that would lead to famines and death. Condorcet saw that human imagination, science and technological innovation would be able to meet the needs of a growing population. Condorcet was right.

2013 6 October

Tenth Anniversary STS Forum

At the tenth anniversary meeting of of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, Serageldin was keynote speaker at the plenary session on “Population and Resources”. The STS annual meeting is held on the first Sunday of October every year in Kyoto, Japan, and gathers top policymakers, business leaders, scientists, researchers, media leaders and Nobel laureates from all over the world, to address science and technology issues in the 21st century.



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