Obama’s historic speech in Cairo presents Malaysian universities with unique opportunities. Malaysian universities should seize on Obama’s promise and pitch to house centres of research. They better do so before Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt steals a march from the Malaysians.
Obama vows to boost science ties with Muslim world
5 June 2009 | EN | FR | 中文
Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University
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[CAIRO] The United States’ commitment to science diplomacy in parts of the developing world assumed a firmer shape yesterday (4 June) when its president, Barack Obama, outlined a science plan during his landmark speech at Cairo University in Egypt.
Obama’s speech, which tackled the United States’ relationship with Muslim communities around the world, included several pledges to develop science and technology initiatives as part of his vision for promoting peaceful relations.