Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Speakers on the conference
The Power of Culture
Nasr Zaid
Biographical Information

Tanta, Egypt, 10-7-1943

Academic Qualification

1957-1960 Tanta Technical College
1968-1972 B.A. in Arabic Studies, Cairo University
1977 M.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cairo University
1981 Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cairo University

Work History

1960-1972 Worked as technician in electronics at the National Communications Organisation in Cairo
1972 Appointed as lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University.
1977 Assistent Teacher in the same department
1976-87 Taught Arabic to foreigners at the center for Diplomats and t the ministry of Education
1982 Assistent Professor in the same department
1987 Associate Professor in the same department
1995 Full Professor in the same department

Honours and Distinctions

1975-1977 Granted a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the American University in Cairo
1978-1979 Fellowship at the Center for Middle East Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
1982 Obtained the Abdel-Aziz al-Ahwani Prize for Humanities
1985-1989 Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan
1993 The Republican Order of Merit, for services to Arab culture, was conferred by the President of Tunisia in May
1995-1998 Visiting Professor at Leiden University, The Netherlands

General Introduction
pijltje_beneden.gif (179 bytes) Speakers
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our creative diversity