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One of the main objectives of BioVisionAlexandria 2006 was to highlight both the challenges and the successes in delivering better healthcare and nutrition to those most in need – aiming at changing their lives.
This publication aims to present an overview of the BioVisionAlexandria 2006 conference and gives a brief portrayal of the next BioVisionAlexandria 2008 conference.
Prejudice and intolerance always seem to find their fuel in the voices of those who inhabit the dark age of censorship. Faithful to its mission, the BA published four speeches addressed by Dr. Ismail Serageldin on the pivotal subject of freedom, reflecting different moments in the history of the young institution. Written in defense of freedom, the speeches draw a line between freedom of expression and unwanted blasphemy, remembering Gandhi who said “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any”.
This little but important book contains speeches addressed to different audiences and at various times by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria. Although each document stands alone as an independent entity, together they constitute an all-encompassing exposition of the values of freedom. They advocate the standpoint that home-grown political, institutional, economic and social reform must eventually come to be. The book contains also the Alexandria Declaration which was co-drafted with some 167 distinguished Arabs and presents the aspirations of Arab reformers and intellectuals.
Covering many topics related to science, this book is comprised of different lectures given by Dr. Ismail Serageldin in different occasions. The lectures discuss the admirable values of science; such as truth, honor, rationality and openness to the contrarian view, and pinpoint their role in making societies better places to live in. Other subjects concerning forthcoming challenges, capacity building in science and technology, and the issues confronted by women in the practice of science are also addressed.
The Documentation of the Ministry of Awqaf Drawings
This is an ongoing joint project between the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) and the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments). The main objective is to document and classify the information from a collection of about 450 drawings and plates from the Ministry of Awqaf. These drawings, which are of m...
For the past five years, the Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), together with IBM, have been working to bring the awe-inspiring experience of Egypt to the world through a project known as ‘Eternal Egypt.’ It represents a...
Digital Manuscript Library
The publication of digital manuscript sets comes in conformity with the BA's mission to adopt modern digital technologies. The Digital Manuscript Library project aims at publishing the manuscript treasures of Arabic heritage in digital form. The year 2007 witnessed the release of the fifth and sixth sets of the Digital Man...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the BA has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge (A2K), promotion of innovation and creativity, and intellectual property (IP)...
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global project to bring together, on infinitely expandable web pages, information about all of the approximately 1.9 million species of plants, animals and microorganisms on Earth. As a collaborative effort of tens of thousands of people with expertise around the world, the EOL project a...
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