Offering insightful dialogue among thinkers, diplomats, cultural leaders and the general public through discussion and debate. Since 2010, 26 sessions, 109 panellists, over 2,850 audience members and more than 44 hours of discourse have explored diverse contemporary issues with global cultural leaders. In 2018, the series expanded with participation in the Government Youth Circles, and the conversations moved online through films with key international cultural leaders and ambassadors – gaining their perspectives on cultural diplomacy.
Marking International Women’s Day, Celeste Schenck – President of the American University of Paris (AUP) – discussed ‘Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century’ with students of Zayed University, providing insight from her wealth of experience, accumulated over 25 years as a leader in the European education industry. The event also encouraged discussion and input from students, in a debate highlighting the importance of women’s participation and leadership across various sectors.