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has been a professor at several Arab, European and American universities, and is a former President of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Culture. He is currently at the head of the recently established National Translation Foundation in Cairo, he plays a major role in the dissemination of Arab culture worldwide.
His highly original literary criticism has gained international recognition. A champion of intercultural dialogue, he has promoted values such as women’s rights, respect for others, creative diversity and tolerance. For more click here