The legacy of Jack Burke, a French interpreter and Arabist, was highlighted at the seminar held at the Middle East Studies Center in Paris. Burke’s love for Islam and Arab civilization did not prevent him from remaining a Catholic or a Frenchman, and he dedicated his life to bringing together the two banks of France and the Arab world.
His perspective on enlightening readers about the truth of Islam and Arab societies is still relevant today, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of mutual respect and understanding between different cultures and civilizations.
The speakers at the symposium include Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, world-renowned Egyptologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, and journalist Abdulrahim Ali, the director of CEMO in Paris.
The event will be attended by Ambassador Alaa Youssef, Egypt’s ambassador to Paris, a number of French newspaper editors-in-chief, parliament members, as well as top politicians and Egyptologists.
The symposium is being held alongside the exhibition “King Ramses II and the Gold of the Pharaohs,” which began on Thursday, April 6th in Paris and will continue for five months in the French capital.