Inspired by the vast potential for growth and learning that marks these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy is pleased to announce the third edition of its Future Of Diplomacy Talk Series.
Each weekly live event is featuring a one on one conversation between HE Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister of Public and Cultural Diplomacy and a distinguished guest. The series will explore the insights and ideas of significant figures from the worlds of science, technology, governance, cultural theory, history, religious studies, CVE, philosophy and mental health.
Tuesday 9 June
HE Dr. Muneera Khalifa Hamad Al Khalifa
Dr. Muneera was appointed as director of the Diplomatic Institute in Bahrain in September 2016. She took the responsibility – with guidance from His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs—to establish the institute, its mandate, identity, and role.
Since 2019, Dr. Muneera has supervised the Institute’s transition into the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies.
Dr. Muneera holds an MPhil and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations and Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, in which she was the first Bahraini to receive the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research focused on international norms, national identity, and nation building.
HE Muneera Khalifa Hamad Al Khalifa joined us to discuss the importance of history, gender in the Gulf and the role of diplomacy in Bahrain’s contemporary history.
“Teaching history should not be comfortable and if we expect people to understand our story, our message, our principles, our culture as diplomats, as ambassadors, we need to convey our history “But before conveying our history, we need to understand it in its entirety.”
Read the full summary of the conversation by The National.