These events are now over. Here is a recap video of Heba El-Rafey’s July 2019 visit to the Baltimore-Washington region:
The Ancient Alexandria Library – Anew for the 21st Century
Alexandria, Egypt, was a world center of knowledge and learning in the third century BCE, when its ancient library gathered scrolls and scholars from around the world. During these events in July 2019, learn how the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in the 21st century is dedicated to recapturing the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original library.
Speaker: Heba El-Rafey, Director of Public Relations and International Communications at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). She oversees the BA Youth Activities Program, engaging young Egyptians and connecting with the International Friends of the BA Network. She is in the Baltimore-Washington area July 22 – 25, 2019 and is speaking at the following events.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Location: Diplomatic Center of the State Department in Washington, DC.
Admission: $5 AAFSW members; $10 nonmembers. Advance RSVP required by July 19.
More info and to RSVP: Event page | Baltimore Egypt website
Mary Kane, former executive director of Sister Cities International, will introduce the event.
Organized by Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister City Committee and Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW)
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
At the Library of Congress
Location: Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-229, 2nd Floor, Jefferson Building, in Washington, DC.
More info: Event page | Baltimore Egypt website
A special presentation of the Library of Congress’ Middle Eastern collections will follow Heba El-Rafey’s talk.
Organized by Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Maryland, Virginia, DC and the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.
At George Washington University & Textile Museum
Hosted by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
A Sister City Presentation in Baltimore
Organized by Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister City Committee in conjunction with Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Walters Art Museum.
6:30-7:30pm – Presentation at Enoch Pratt Library
Speaker: Heba El-Rafey, Director of Public Relations and International Communications at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA).
7:45-8:30pm – Highlights of the Egyptian Collection at the Walters Art Museum
After the Enoch Pratt presentation, join us on a tour of the Egyptian Collection at the Walters, together with Heba El-Rafey from Bibliotheca Alexandrina and members of Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister City Committee. The Walters is located near Enoch Pratt Free Library.