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

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford University (map)
Refreshments will be provided after the second lecture
Please respond by November 25 if you would like to attend, 650-736-9538
Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, also chairs the Boards of Directors for each of the BA's 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) and was Distinguished Professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Serageldin has also served in a number of capacities at the World Bank, including as Vice President for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (1992-1998), and for Special Programs (1998-2000). He 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.
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