Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – Annual Lecture 2011

By: Nelson Mandela  11-11-2011

The Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2011

Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria (BA) in Egypt, presented the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on July 23, 2011 at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The lecture focused on the themes of diversity, cohesion and social justice.

Serageldin chairs the Boards of Directors for each of the BA’s affiliated research institutes and museums. He is Professor of the International Chair Savoirs contre pauvreté (Knowledge Against Poverty) at Collège de France, Paris and serves as Chair and Member of a number of advisory committees for academic, research, scientific and international institutions and civil society efforts.

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. He has received 29 honorary doctorates.

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July 26, 2011 – A lecture theatre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) law school was packed to the hilt yesterday as Professor Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture here. Prof Serageldin’s lecture formed part of his journey to South Africa to present the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which took place on July 23, 2011 at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The topic today was “Universities and the Unfolding Knowledge Revolution: Preparing for the 21st Century”.

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23 July, 2011 – Today saw some 1 200 special guests, delegates and members of the public descend on the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg for the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. This year the lecture was presented by Professor Ismail Serageldin, the Director of the Library of Alexandria.


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