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As of 1 January 2015, the BA libraries regular working hours will change. The BA libraries will open Sunday through Thursday, from 11:00AM–7:00PM, and on Saturday, from 12:00PM–4PM. The BA libraries close on Friday.
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Director of BA, Heads International Conference Titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe”

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, chaired the international conference that was held in Andorra titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe” in the presence of a large number of presidents and prime ministers. In his opening speech, titled “Facing Facts: What’s Wrong with the Current World Order!”, Dr. Ismail Serageldin started by questioning the problems and contradictions that the world faces today and which affect various countries. Dr. Serageldin also stressed the importance of working on finding a serious means of communication in order to create a new world order built on mutual trust between all parties. The conference was attended by former Latvian President and President of the Club of Madrid, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who also co-chairs the Nizami Ganjavi International Center along with Dr. Serageldin. The center also participated along with the Club of Madrid in sponsoring and organizing the conference.


Hamlet: Globe to Globe
On 12 January 2015

The BA is one of the forthcoming tour stops for Shakespeare’s very own Globe Theater from the UK, where they will be performing Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays. The Globe’s theatrical journey began on 23 April 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The company embarked on a two-year tour aiming to travel to all 205 nations in the world to stage Hamlet, leading up to the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, on 23 April 2016. The BA intends to take the lead in those celebrations with a large event, which will include an academic conference, as well as lectures, workshops, children’s activities, and international theatrical performances. It is worth mentioning that prior to playing at the BA, Hamlet also toured to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, home to the largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works in the world, as well as the United Nations in New York.