May 21

Culture Week Panel Discussion

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May 21, 2017

EDA organized a high-level panel discussion, as part of culture week, highlighting the importance of cultural understanding in diplomacy and the integral role diplomats play in promoting this understanding. Panelists stressed the pivotal role of cultural diplomacy as soft power in today’s geo-political landscape.

Speakers: H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Minister of State, H.E. Paulo Portas, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal, H.E. Talal Shubailat, Ambassador and Executive Director of the European Commission-League of Arab States Liaison Office, H.E. Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Department, Sir Anthony Seldon, British contemporary historian, commentator and political author, and Dubai Abulhoul, Rhodes Scholar and columnist with The Gulf Today and Al Bayan.