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Michel Rocard described the Middle East as a region of misery, and ascribed the emergence of violence to the colonial period, the discovery of oil, the Second World War and the declaration of the State of Israel. He believes that the pressure of geopolitics, the threats of violence, and the militarization of the surrounding region left no opportunity for an internal reform. Speaking of Europe and America, he elaborated on the heritage of secularism and related that to economy. He concluded that peace is not in the hands of politicians alone.
In an illuminating lecture, “the Father of the Internet” spoke about the Internet and digital libraries, as well as the effects of search engines and un-structured data with some speculations about Sir Tim Berner's Lee semantic web.
During the proceedings of BioVisionAlexandria 2004, Rowland gave an account of the study of the elements of our atmosphere, with special focus on ozone layer. He also tackled the greenhouse effects, gas absorption, global warming, smug and urban pollution, population growth, and climate change.
Ryoji Noyori’s lecture elaborated on the role of synthetic Chemistry and asymmetric catalysis in the discovery, research and production of pharmaceutical drugs.
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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