Dr. Ismail Serageldin lectures at Stanford on December 2
- Fellow RPCVs:
I invite you to join me next week at Stanford for two lectures by Dr. Ismail
Serageldin from the New Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.. I have
met Dr. Serageldin and heard him speak a number of times. He is an extremely
senior international development professional with vast and diverse
experience. I had occasion to visit the New Library of Alexandria last May
and it is an extraordinary place.
This is a rare opportunity and I wanted to forward it to our Peace Corps
community. Please feel free to forward to others.
I will be attending both lectures and hope you can join me..
To see the original invitation, please go to:
University Librarian Michael A. Keller
cordially invites you to an event in honor of
*Dr. Ismail Serageldin
*Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina**
Dr. Serageldin will give two talks on
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
*The New Library of Alexandria: A Beacon of Knowledge*
at 2:00 pm
*For a Better Dialog Between the West and Muslims*
at 4:30 pm
Refreshments will be provided after the second lecture
Please respond by November 25 if you would like to attend
*Ismail Serageldin*, Director, New Library of Alexandria, also chairs the
Boards of Directors for each of the its affiliated research institutes and
museums. He serves as Chair and Member of a number of advisory committees
for academic, research, scientific and international institutions and civil
society efforts which includes the Institut d'Egypte (Egyptian Academy of
Science), TWAS (Third World Academy for Sciences), the Indian National
Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and
Arts. He is former Chairman, Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research (CGIAR, 1994-2000), Founder and former Chairman, the
Global Water Partnership (GWP, 1996-2000) and the Consultative Group to
Assist the Poorest (CGAP), a microfinance program (1995-2000).
Serageldin also served in a number of senior level positions at the World
Bank, including as Vice President for Environmentally and Socially
Sustainable Development (1992-1998), and for Special Programs (1998-2000).
Serageldin has published over 60 books and monographs and over 200 papers on
a variety of topics including biotechnology, rural development,
sustainability, and the value of science to society. He holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in engineering from Cairo University and Master's degree and
a PhD from Harvard University and has received 25 honorary doctorates.
c. (650) 814 6643
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