Over 800 viewers from 28 countries tuned in to OPCD’s first Future of Diplomacy session last week. On Monday May 18th we are back for our second live event with the acclaimed political scientist and author Dr. Vali Nasr.
The Future of Diplomacy talks series is an program of one on one conversations between HE Omar Ghobash, Assistant Minister of Public and Cultural Diplomacy and a distinguished guest. The conversations 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 today.
Monday, May 18th
Acclaimed author and academic specialising in the Middle East and the Islamic World, Dr. Nasr served as Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. (2012-2019).
He served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (2009-2011).
Dr. Nasr is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, the US State Department Foreign Affairs Policy Board and was a Senior Fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
Dr. Vali Nasr joined us to discuss populism in Europe, China-US relations, the economic impact of the pandemic, military supply chains, Iran, migration, neoliberalism vs. mercantilism and much more.
“Every country now literally has to go back to the drawing board and not think about the world the way it was before Covid but begin to do scenario building about the possibilities of the future.”
Read the full summary of the conversation by The National