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.
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.
I am not one of the new media experts working all the time with my computers and the PowerPoints and things of that sort.
As someone from, and directly involved with, this part of the world, I am convinced Arabs are qualified to regain their glorious past.
The co-existence of religious values in the lives of individuals and secular rules in the governance of the state should be clearly defined.
Besides being a prime cause of poor economic growth, poor governance breeds corruption, which cripples investment, wastes resources, and diminishes confidence.
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.