February 13, 2013
Ali Ahmida, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, was the invited keynote speaker at the 44th Cairo International Book Fair on January 29, 2013. His talk was titled, “State Building in Libya: Historical Traditions and Current Challenges."
Libya was selected as the guest of honor at this year’s book fair. A delegation of 250 Libyans erected a wing of book displays at the fair, held seminars, and presented Libyan theater and arts.
As the largest and oldest book fair in the Arab world, the annual Cairo International Book Fair attracts hundreds of book sellers from around the world and up to two million visitors. The event took place from January 23rd to February 5th at Cairo International Fair Grounds in Nasr City, near Al-Azhar University.