A World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event will feature Hosam Afifi, who will speak on "Egypt Between Past and Future," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

Afifi is a business executive with more than 35 years of leadership and management experience in the global medical, pharmaceutical and surgical devices industries. Afifi has been involved with large corporations as well as startups serving the Middle East, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia; Africa; the Indian subcontinent; and Iran. Throughout his career, Afifi has managed all aspects of business operations -- development, legal, sales, marketing and administration. He has been recognized for his record of business growth and market development in highly competitive markets in the U.S. and around the world.

He attended the Institute of Professional Managers in Manchester, England, and received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science from Cairo University. Afifi is a native of Egypt and speaks fluent Arabic.

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Refreshments will be served before the presentation.

For information, call 203-356-0340.