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Sigrid Rausing Trust awards Alexandria Trust 1-year grant

London, 16 March 2016 – The Sigrid Rausing Trust has awarded the Alexandria Trust a one-year grant from their Trustees' Small Grants Fund.

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Oman makes major contribution to Trust’s translation venture

London, 18 August 2015 – The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture and Science, announced it will contribute $60,000 to the Alexandria Trust to cover the cost of translating 10 books into Arabic.

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BISC launches drive to sponsor Trust’s Arabic translation project

London, 14 April 2015 – The British International School, Cairo (BISC) has launched an appeal to the BISC community to support the work of the Alexandria Trust by sponsoring the translation of seminal academic texts into Arabic.

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Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi launches Alexandria Trust Arabic translation project

London, 25 February 2015 – Emirati scholar and writer Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi has officially launched the Alexandria Trust's translation project by committing to support the Arabic translation of two titles offering analysis and critique of seminal books.

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Former UK Minister of State for MENA speaks at dinner for the Trust

London, 9 February 2015 – At a dinner arranged for the Alexandria Trust by the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) in London, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Robertson, MP, gave a wide ranging introduction on the many issues the Arab region is facing, and which the British and other governments are having to address.

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LBS Consulting Club develops business model for Trust's translation venture

London, 5 January 2015 – The London Business School Impact Consulting Club has developed a business model and plan for the Alexandria Trust's translation venture by examining and developing options for generating ongoing revenue to enable an ambitious programme in Arabic translation to become sustainable over time.

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Report: Balancing security and freedom at universities

London, 1 December 2014  In a recent report prepared by the Alexandria Trust, education authors Marion Lloyd, Henk Rossouw and Sarah Lynch present three case studies which highlight the conflict between keeping college campuses safe and supporting the right to free expression in transitional democracies in Brazil, South Africa, and Tunisia.

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Former UNESCO Director joins board of Alexandria Trust

London, 21 November 2014 – The Alexandria Trust today announced the appointment to its board of trustees of a new member, Mr. Khalil Mahshi, former director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).

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Egyptian university presidents consider more outreach

Luxor, 16 November 2014 – At a two-day conference called “Connecting Universities,” co-sponsored by the British Council and Al-Fanar Media with support from the Ford Foundation, presidents of Egypt’s public higher learning institutions discussed ways to strengthen domestic university ties, enhance student connections and connect Egyptian universities with employers.

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Trust participates in conference on translation across the Mediterranean

Cairo, 10 November 2014 – At a conference organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in collaboration with Transeuropéennes and Doum Cultural Foundation, David French, Advisor to the Trust's Chair and Board, joined more than 60 writers, translators and publishers from 17 countries to discuss ways by which...

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