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.
In light of the continually evolving situation regarding the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Qatar Foundation has today taken the decision to cancel the Education City Speaker Series event that was due to take place at Qatar National Library on Monday, March 9.
This decision has been taken in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of QF’s community and the wider public, which is our foremost priority.
We thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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.