The APS, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, wished to distinguish Ismaïl Serageldin for his work against hunger in developing countries and for his tireless efforts for Science to renew with its full importance within the Arab-Muslim world. Through his election, alongside seven nominees, as an international member, Ismaïl Serageldin experienced the recognition of his peers for his unwavering commitment to strengthening science for development. He will join over 700 members, some of whom are Nobel Prize recipients. The APS works to promote knowledge in both the physical and the social sciences, as well as through civil society leaders.
Ismaïl Serageldin will pursue his efforts against hunger in the world at the Collège de France. As holder of the College de France’s chair, Knowledge Against Poverty, he devoted his inaugural lecture in November 2010 to the theme: “Mobilizing Knowledge to End Hunger. “
On May 19 and 20, 2011, at the eve of the G20 Agriculture in early June in Paris, Ismaïl Serageldin is organizing “Towards the Eradication of hunger“, a conference on international solutions to eradicate the scourge of hunger in the world. (Free admission, limited seating available, registration required)
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