Uber, together with the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC and the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network of the UAE, bring together Sultan Al Qassemi in conversation with David Plouffe, Uber SVP widely known as the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s campaign, on creating the right eco-system for technology and innovation to thrive. Read more »
Archives for 2015
Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) Commissioner Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi comments on the boundless nature of the Internet. Read more »
Dr. Sulaiman Al Askari and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi discuss the role of Al Arabi magazine, an acclaimed intellectual platform for Arabic thinkers and writers first published in 1958. Read more »
A look at Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s visionary aims for his project, the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah.
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In an Al-Monitor article in 2013, I suggested that partly because of the civil strife, traditional core cities in the Arab world such as Damascus, Cairo and Baghdad are facing, as well as increased cultural investments by Gulf states, the center of gravity for art and culture in the Arab world was shifting eastward to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha. The article created controversy both within the Gulf states and the wider Arab world. Read more »
Discussion with Gulf blogger Sultan al-Qassemi and PS21 executive director Peter Apps on the changing face of social media in the middle east from the Arab spring to ISIS. Read more »