Science in Egypt from Imhotep to Zewail

Presentation by Ismail Serageldin
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Speaker’s profile
Ismail Serageldin is Director of the New Library of Alexandria (BA) and chairs the BoD of each of its affiliated research institutes and museums. He is Distinguished Professor, Wageningen University, Netherlands. He serves as Chair and member of numerous advisory committees for academic, research, scientific and international institutions. He was chairman of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and founder and chairman of the Global Water Partnership and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest. Serageldin was Vice-President of the World Bank (1993-2000). He has published extensively on a variety of topics including biotechnology, rural development, sustainability, and the value of science to society. He holds a BSc in engineering from Cairo University and a MSc and PhD from Harvard University and has received 18 honorary doctorates. His research interests include Poverty reduction; food security; agriculture; economics and sustainable development; water issues; culture and heritage; education; gender issues