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Abdul Rahim Ali mourns death of prominent thinker Al-Sayed Yassin

Sunday 19-03-2017 - 11:03 AM
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Abdul Rahim Ali mourns

Cairo - Parliamentary member, Abdul Rahim Ali mourned the loss of the prominent thinker El-Sayed Yassin, former Director of the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

Ali, Founder and Chairperson of Al-Bawaba News Portal, commented on the prominent writer's passing by posting an obituary on Ali’s Face Book page, saying: I knew him twenty years ago starting in 1998 when I visited him at his office in the Al-Ahram Newspaper to dedicate my first book, entitled “Risks of Government-Radical Movements”.

Ali added: I thought at first, that I wouldn't hear from him again, but to my surprise, a week later he published a book review about my work. We later on became good friends. We co-worked in many think tanks over the next two decades.

Yassin won the State Award and Nile Prize in Sociology. He became the Director of  the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies from 1975-1995.

He obtained his Law degree from the University of Alexandria in 1957.  He also earned a Diploma from the Criminal Sciences Institute from the faculty of Law, Cairo University, in 1968.


     He was a graduate of Law and studied Social Science at Ritjon University and the University of Paris in 1964.

On his career: 

     Assistant Researcher at the National Center for Social and Criminology Research, 1957-1963

     Director of Political and Strategic Studies Center, Al-Ahram, 1975-1994

     Professor Emeritus at the National Center for Social and Criminology Research, 1994.

     Member of the Supreme Council for Culture

     .Member of the Commission for Social Studies at the Supreme Council for Culture

.Yassin  also won the State Award and Nile Prize in Sociology.

Born in 1933, Yassin the sociologist held various posts, most notably as a researcher at the National Research Centre.

Most recently, he served as the director of the Arab Center for Research and Study, conducting extensive research in the fields of sociology and philosophy.
Yassin received a number of awards over the course of his career, including the State Award and Nile Prize in sociology.
He published a number of books, one as late as 2011 titled Afaq Al-Maarifa Fi Asr Al-Awlama, Horizons of Knowledge in the Age of Globalisation.

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