An intimate and engaging conversation between two of the UAE’s leading champions of cultural and public diplomacy, hosted by the UAE Pavilion.
Kinship, belonging, exchange, and acceptance are cornerstones of the UAE identity, harking back to ancient times. Today, our social glue is strained by an increasingly polarised world, yet national initiatives to foster belonging and sustain communities abound. Looking back through UAE history—from the early initiatives to initiate education and articulate culture to recent inclusion-driven policy—we see that this openness is not the by-product of statecraft, but rather has been hardwired into our culture for millennia.
This intimate and engaging conversation united two prominent UAE voices in diplomacy, culture, and education. Their thoughts connected the dots between our history and today’s society with tolerance at its core. The moderated conversation offered a platform for Expo 2020 Dubai audiences to ask the speakers their questions here while watching live via Virtual Expo.
Participants: H.E. Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh, H.E. Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Myrna Ayad, Danabelle Gutierrez
Location: UAE Pavilion, Expo 2020