Nile University invited Professor Hossam Badrawi, Professor in Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, and a well-known politician in Egypt, to hold a live public lecture and will include a talk on “Universities: Civilization Builders or Service Providers?", followed by questions and discussions. The lecture was broadcasted online on Sunday, 13 December 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm(Cairo time – GMT +2).
Prof. Hossam Badrawi, is a prominent physician and a well-known politician in Egypt; a member of the board of trustees of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and a professor in Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He chaired the Education Committee in the Egyptian Parliament from the year 2000 to 2005. He chaired the OB/GYN department at Cairo University and served as a board member of the first National Council of Human Rights in Egypt. He earned a BS with honors from Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine in 1974 and received his doctorate degree from the same University and from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He had his doctorate degree in Scanning Electron Microscopy on human endometrium, then graduate studies at Northwest University in Chicago, and later on from Boston University, Boston, USA in Education Reform. He published 120 scientific papers and 7 books in his specialty and in education. Prof. Badrawi's last publication is a book called "At the Café of Dreamers of Tomorrow" in 2020.
Dr. Badrawi received, in 2007, an honorary Ph.D. in science from Sunderland University in the UK and an honorary fellowship from Cardiff Metropolitan University Wales, the UK in 2014. Professor Badrawi is the co-founder of Arab Parliamentarians Against Corruption and he also chaired the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank from 2003 to 2006.
Badrawi is a trailblazer of the private health care sector with his distinguished vision for health care financing, management and provision. Along with his family, he established with his family the Nile Badrawi Private Hospital in 1985 and the first HMO in Egypt in 1989 MEMedicare insurance Co. Besides his academic and political career, professor Badrawi is an active member in a number of leading NGOs in Egypt, as he is an advocate of youth, women and children rights.