Ahmed Zewail

Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels.Ahmed Zewail

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The family's dream was to see me receive a high degree abroad and to return to become a university professor - on the door to my study room, a sign was placed reading 'Dr. Ahmed,' even though I was still far from becoming a doctor.Ahmed Zewail

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I teach at Caltech and oversee a research laboratory there. In general, I find that the majority of young people are excited by the prospects of research, but they soon discover that in the current market, many doctorate-level scientists are holding temporary positions or are unemployed.Ahmed Zewail

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As recently as the September 11 event, the majority of Muslims were, as the rest of the world was, against its violence. However, if despair and humiliation continue in the population of more than one billion Muslims, the world will face increasing risks of conflicts and wars.Ahmed Zewail

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There is little doubt that an unstable Syria will destabilize the whole Middle East.Ahmed Zewail

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The mosque was the neighbourhood house of worship, but it was also the place where my high school friends and I came to study.Ahmed Zewail

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In the Middle East, it is clear that peace will never be reached without solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A two-state solution must be found and enforced.Ahmed Zewail

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Growing up in Egypt, I never saw the country as divided as it is today. We now have two main political groupings: the Islamist parties and the civil, or liberal, political parties.Ahmed Zewail

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On the banks of the Nile, the Rosetta branch, I lived an enjoyable childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim.Ahmed Zewail

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Reading was and still is my real joy.Ahmed Zewail

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As a boy, it was clear that my inclinations were toward the physical sciences. Mathematics, mechanics, and chemistry were among the fields that gave me a special satisfaction.Ahmed Zewail

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Although there exist in the world today some microbes of the soul, such as discrimination and aggression, science was and still is the core of progress for humanity and the continuity of civilization.Ahmed Zewail

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Personally, I have been enriched by my experiences in Egypt and America, and feel fortunate to have been endowed with a true passion for knowledge.Ahmed Zewail

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From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature.Ahmed Zewail

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It turns out all molecular and biological systems have speeds of the atoms move inside them; the fastest possible speeds are determined by their molecular vibrations, and this speed is about a kilometre per second.Ahmed Zewail

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Human resources are just tremendous in Egypt, but we need the science base; we need the correct science base.Ahmed Zewail

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The universe at large is full of questions that we still don't know anything about, and there will be always young people, brilliant, who are going to make new discoveries.Ahmed Zewail

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I am not one of the new media experts working all the time with my computers and the PowerPoints and things of that sort.Ahmed Zewail

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As someone from, and directly involved with, this part of the world, I am convinced Arabs are qualified to regain their glorious past.Ahmed Zewail

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The co-existence of religious values in the lives of individuals and secular rules in the governance of the state should be clearly defined.Ahmed Zewail

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Besides being a prime cause of poor economic growth, poor governance breeds corruption, which cripples investment, wastes resources, and diminishes confidence.Ahmed Zewail

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When Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in 2012, many in the country, including me, were hopeful that he would become a democratic president for all Egyptians - not only for the Muslim Brotherhood.Ahmed Zewail

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It is true that Egypt's attempt at democracy after the 2011 revolution encountered many obstacles in governance and infrastructure.Ahmed Zewail

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The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that, with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.Ahmed Zewail

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Shortly after Sisi was elected, his administration announced cuts of 'subsidies' on natural gas and energy consumption and lowered those for bread and other goods. Such action was taboo during the Mubarak and Sadat presidencies for over half a century, but Sisi was able to convince Egyptians he was taking necessary action.Ahmed Zewail

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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society.Ahmed Zewail

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Every effort should be made to help build the new democratic nation with reconciliation and forgiveness, for the sake of Egypt and not for the benefit of a party or a group.Ahmed Zewail

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Some consider the removal of Dr. Mohammed Morsi a coup by the army against an elected president. Others treat it as the second revolution, or the continuation of the January 25, 2011, revolution.Ahmed Zewail

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Some leaders think time will solve the problem. Their hope is that Assad's regime will ultimately fall from the heavy toll of the horrors it has spawned. From past experience with such regimes, this scenario is unlikely to happen.Ahmed Zewail

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Syria is the proud heir of an ancient civilization that has a unique spectrum of minorities that encompasses Muslims and Christians of various denominations. There are at least ten such ethnic and religious groups.Ahmed Zewail

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