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Science in Egypt: Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

During my lifetime, I’ve witnessed huge changes in the status of science and scientific research in Egypt. The up and down cycles reflected political upheavals, and should be considered in the context of historical events, and the resulting societal responses.  Throughout my high school years, teachers were motivated and highly respected and were intent on preparing us to serve...

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When It Comes to Global Health, Emergency Management Is Much More Than Emergency Response

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In the field of Emergency Management, there is a continuous cycle of activity that consists of four phases: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. When effectively followed, the Emergency Management cycle ensures that long and short term goals are set to reduce the potential damage and loss associated with emergency situations. In our daily lives, we don’t just accept having a...

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A Perspective on the P5+1 Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Prospect for Active International Cooperation in Science and Engineering

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineering and science, as an ultimate human intellectual endeavor, has always risen above political and diplomatic affairs. The instrumental role of scientists and engineers in helping diplomacy is attested in the recent P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was agreed upon between the P5+1 countries and Iran in 2014, foresees international...

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