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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.


Forthcoming

The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2014

Launched by the BA, in collaboration with the Architecture Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture, the Hassan Fathy Architectural Award aims to promote contemporary Egyptian architecture, spread cultural awareness of architecture and its importance in society, and encourage and honor Egyptian architects. This year’s award will address the following topics: urban spaces and landscapes, and private and public educational buildings for universities, faculties, institutes and schools. In addition to this there will be a special award for photography of modern architecture in Egypt. The winner will be awarded a medal that bears the name of the Hassan Fathy Architectural Award, as well as a certificate of merit in a ceremony including a seminar about landscaping.