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NEW YORK -- A sociologist who was arrested and tried three times for his outspoken advocacy of human rights in his native Egypt has been named the 2003 recipient of the Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award, presenting annually by the New York Academy of Scientists.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim, professor in the Department of Sociology at the American University in Cairo, will be cited for his "relentless activism and commitment to justice, human rights, and democratic values in Egypt."
The award ceremony, part of the Academy's Annual Meeting, will be held Monday, September 22 at Academy headquarters, 2 E. 63rd Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. Torsten Wiesel, chairman of the Academy's Board of Governors, and Academy CEO Ellis Rubinstein will present the award. Six newly-elected members of the Academy's Board, as well as a new Vice Chairman, will also be introduced at the meeting.
"I am honored and humbled to be recognized," said Prof. Ibrahim of …