Doha to host Fifth US-Islamic World Forum

Doha – (IINA)February 10 – The Fifth US-Islamic World Forum will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha on February 16-18. The forum will host a number of speakers, all experts in their respective fields, from around the world. The leading speakers include Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, John Espositio of Georgetown University; Francis Fukuyama, Paul H Nitze, School of Advanced International Studies and media personality Nashwa Al Ruwaini.

The Forum will be covering a number of topics related to the relationship between the US and the Islamic world and will be tackling issues such as the present status of the relationship, addressing the conflicts that exist and how to promote better cooperation between the two regions, Peninsula newspaper reported. The Forum was established to bring together key leaders in the fields of politics, business, media and academia, from across the Muslim world and the US, as can be seen by its extensive list of panelists and participants which number more than 100 specialists.

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The Forum is to be organized by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and is hosted in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of Qatar. Brookings institution is a non-profit organization dedicated to independent research and policy solutions. Nashwa Al Ruwaini, Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival and CEO of Production company Pyramedia will be speaking at a number of sessions to be held during the three day-event. She will present her paper on “Leveraging the Potential of the Arts” at a cultural workshop to be held as part of the event. Nashwa will be discussing how best to maximize on the new technologies for publishing and distributing creative media and how best to promote cultural entrepreneurship in the region.

‘This is a timely event and I am pleased to be apart of such discussions regarding our region and I hope to continue to work on bridging the gap between the two worlds. The forum has achieved so much over the past few years and by having such esteemed panelists with us I am positive we will see the fruits of this event in the not so distant future’, Nashwa said. Nashwa has been involved in a number of initiatives related to the media with the aim of bridging the gap between the West and the Islamic world. She began her career in Qatar working for Qatar TV and has since moved on to present and produce a number of TV programs addressing issues in the Middle East and Islamic world.