Suzanne Mubarak with Mr. Romano Prodi, Minister Moufid Shehab and Ismail
Serageldin inaugurated the first ever TEMPUS-MEDA conference held in
Alexandria. In lieu of his opening
and welcoming speech, Ismail Serageldin presented a multi-media presentation on
the Library's past, present and future.
The stunning visual presentation was very well
The conference will help
establish the framework for higher education collaboration between Europe and
the MEDA region. A highlight
of the conference was the presence of the "groupe des Sages" appointed by Mr.
Prodi to address the dialogue of cultures, and its chair, Mrs. Assia Alaoui of
Morocco delivered a brilliant lecture in French on the panel's findings which
was then followed by a round-table discussion by the entire "groupe des