March 22, 2000 Library of Congress to Symposium on Egypt and Globalization

Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-9191

The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division will hold a seminar on Egypt and Globalization Tuesday, March 28, in Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The symposium will address the topic from two perspectives: globalization in the Egyptian media, and globalization and the Egyptian economy.

The first panel will discuss the media. Participants include Ambassador William Rugh, president of America-Mideast Educational and Training Services; Shafik Gabr, publisher of a new monthly magazine in Cairo called Pharaohs, and Mohammed Wahby, president of the Association of Arab Correspondents in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab world area specialist at the Library, will moderate the panel.

Panelists for the second session on the economy are Kemal Dervis, vice-president for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank; Ibrahim Khalifa, director of the Egyptian Growth Investment Company; and Richard P. Holmes, president of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Prosser Gifford, director of Scholarly Programs at the Library, will moderate.


PR 00-044
ISSN 0731-3527