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

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

Cairo - Egyptian House of Representatives’ Member Abdul Rahim Ali mourned loss of the prominent thinker ‘El-Sayed Yassin’, Former Director of Al-Ahram Centre for political and strategic Studies.

Ali, Founder and Chairperson of Al-Bawaba News Portal, commented on the great writer passing away, by posting an obituary on Ali’s Face Book page, saying: I knew him twenty years ago in 1998 when I visited him at his office in Al-Ahram Newspaper to dedicate my first book titled “Risks of government-radical movements’ deal”.

Ali added: I thought at first that I’m not going to hear from him again, but for my surprise a week later he published a book review for my work and then we 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 Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (1975-1995).

He first obtained a Law degree from University of Alexandria, 1957.

He had a Diploma in Criminal Sciences Institute, Faculty of Law, Cairo University, 1968

     He is a graduate in law and social sciences, Ritjon University and the University of Paris (1964-1967).

On his Career: 

     Assistant researcher at the National Center for Social and Criminological Research (1957-1963).

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

     Professor Emeritus at the National Center for Social and Criminological Research in 1994.

     Member of the Supreme Council for Culture.

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

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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