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Dr Ismail Serageldin

Dr Serageldin, an Egyptian National, is Director of the Library of Alexandria and also chairs its affiliated research institutes and museums. He was educated in Egypt (BSc) and Harvard (Masters and PhD), and has held many international positions including Vice-President of the World Bank (1992-2000). He has published widely and has received many honours, including the Legion d'Honneur (France) and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). He has been awarded 33 Honorary Doctorates.