With a focus on highlighting the big ideas shaping our world today, Education City Speaker Series provides a platform for our community to have captivating conversations with passionate thought leaders and changemakers from all over the world.
We’re always looking for ways to help our community unlock their full potential. We try to provide those opportunities through many initiatives, but we think there’s still a lot to learn from the stories of those that have already achieved the exceptional.
That’s why we created the Education City Speaker Series; it’s our platform to learn from the experiences and ideas of passionate thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and pioneers from around the world.
From authors to athletes, activists to artists, entrepreneurs to scientists, our speakers are passionate leaders and changemakers from all walks of life.
All great accomplishments begin with an idea, and all great ideas begin with inspiration. Maybe you’ll find your inspiration here, browsing through the sessions we’ve hosted so far.
In an open discussion, AlMisshal spoke about his groundbreaking documentary The Hidden is More Immense, which exposed the details about coup against Qatar in 1996. He talked about his experiences making the documentary, followed by a Q&A session.
In a lecture entitled “How Technology is Changing Healthcare,” Zeiger spoke about the way that medical practice is being shaped and transformed by technology. In his talk, he gave examples of innovative ways that technology is being applied to medicine, and how we can expect this innovation to carry forward into the foreseeable future.
Guterres delivered a lecture on “The Importance of Multilateralism in a Time of Unprecedented Challenges,” focusing on how organizations like the United Nations can help us confront global challenges like climate change, terrorism, and human trafficking.
In this Q&A session, Ibtihaj Muhammad spoke about woman and sport, and more specifically, the hijab and sport. She spoke about the discrimination she faced being a black, hijabi women in a Western context, and shared how she overcame those challenges. The session was moderated by Amina Ahmadi, co-founder of a sportswear brand for hijabis.
In this Q&A session, Natalie Massenet spoke about her entrepreneurial journey with NET-A-PORTER and Imaginary Ventures. She also spoke about the evolution of fashion and the rapidly transforming industry, relaying advice to those who wish to enter that industry.
In his lecture, Sarmad discussed the imperative need for purposeful action toward tackling the climate crisis. He also spoke about how young people can keep up the momentum.
This lecture was organized in collaboration with The Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ) as part of their Earth Talks series.
In this open discussion, Laguerre- Wilkinson discussed the challenges many journalists face in finding that one, good story in a trove of mediocrity. She also gave advice on how to engage a public that has become cynical and indifferent.
In his talk, Silva spoke about how we live in an exponentially changing world, and how traditional schooling needs to change to accommodate that. He explored ways we can reimagine education to better equip youth to tackle the challenges of our time.
Amina J. Mohammed spoke about ways we can take action to bridge the gap between policy and impact and told us about her experiences in that regard. She also spoke about the importance of striving toward the UN Sustaintainable Development Goals.
In his talk, he spoke about his journey and all the efforts going toward ensuring the success of the upcoming event. This event was supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
In this online discussion panel, policy-makers from around the world came together to discuss solutions, challenges, and lessons learned from the global pandemic.
Experts from around the worlds gathers to discuss mental health in times of widespread disease, social distancing, and global anxiety.
In this discussion, Layla F. Saad reflects on her own experiences of racism and explains how we can all fulfill a social responsibility to identify and undo racism in our own communities, through our own actions.
Thought leaders, policy makers, and activists from around the world explore the future of education and how we can build back better.
Experts in the field of regenerative development discuss how blending ancient wisdom and modern science can help to shape a brighter future for all life on our planet.
Join award-winning photographer and humanitarian, Giles Duley, as he discusses how people with disabilities are viewed in society and why the status quo still hasn’t changed when it comes to including this community in decision-making processes.
Join His Excellency Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, for the launch of the Education City Speaker Series Bel Arabi. During the talk, he will discuss how youth can intertwine their identity and their aspirations, and the opportunities that they now have at their disposal. He will also explore the most pressing challenges that today’s younger generation face, and how they can harness their ambitions for their nation's good.
As COVID-19 vaccines start to be rolled out across the world, questions and concerns have emerged about what they mean for our health and our future.
In the latest edition of our Education City Speaker Series, and in collaboration with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), we are hosting healthcare experts and practitioners to discuss vaccine development, questions surrounding the new variants of COVID-19, and the efforts needed to combat and avoid future waves of infection.
During Ramadan, we have a special opportunity to embrace how we can cultivate meaningful changes in our lives and lifestyles. In this latest edition of the Education City Speaker Series, we welcome Dr. Omar Suleiman, an American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, writer, and public speaker, to share some thoughts on how we can craft a lifetime of value-based change from this special month of reflection.