TOP STORYAs with all countries, the Arab countries face a range of challenges, many linked to science. But are they ready to address the challenges? What should they do to achieve a greater impact? For the new issue of the TWAS Newsletter, we interviewed three important leaders: TWAS Fellow Adnan Shihab-Eldin, director general of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences; Rafia Ghubash, president of the Arab Network for Women, Science and Technology, hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt; and Mostafa el Feki, director of the Bibliotheca, which also hosts the TWAS Arab Regional Office. More
Through a new generation of science leaders, Arab countries are sending signals of hope for science and peace, says former TWAS Executive Director Mohamed Hassan.
"Whenever you encourage scientific research in the other countries, it will help to have an impact on poverty. Poverty is like a time-bomb everywhere. And reducing poverty will defuse terrorism."
- Mostafa el Feki, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
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