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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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Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke sparks lively debate at second CLS dinner for the Trust

London, 5 November 2014 – Following the success of the first dinner hosted for the Alexandria Trust by the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) in London in July 2014, CLS organised a second dinner for the Trust to keep spreading awareness of the organisation and its projects among a group of notable Arab individuals in London.

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Arab education journalism workshop deemed a success

Istanbul, 4 November 2014 – Twenty-eight journalists from 16 Arab countries together with the Al-Fanar Media editors and a group of mentors participated in a workshop intended to improve the quality and increase the quantity of reporting on education within the Arab region.

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A shared commitment to education

London, 10 July 2014 – At a dinner arranged for the Alexandria Trust by the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) in London, Ambassador Frances Guy delivered remarks on the current state of education and academia in the Arab world.

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Partnership with the Library of Alexandria

London, 1 July 2014 – David French and Ismail Serageldin, director of the Library of Alexandria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Alexandria Trust and the Library of Alexandria.

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