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Al Sharq Youth Sixth International Conference

Al Sharq Youth Sixth International Conference titled “Unleashing Potentials” will take place on 13th and 14th of August 2022, in Istanbul, Türkiye at Pullman Istanbul Hotel.

The International Conference will provide a venue to discuss the unprecedented global risks we face like widespread youth disillusionment, disengagement from public affairs, and inclination towards populist narratives, due to the lack of trust in the existing economic, political, and social structures at a global scale.

The two-day conference will host more that 50 distinguished speakers through a variety of workshops, networking sessions & masterclasses; speakers include:

  • Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum
  • Dr. Mehmet Kasapoğlu, Türkiye Minister of Youth & Sports
  • Dr. Comfort Ero, President & CEO of International Crisis Group
  • Dr. Rouba Mhaissen, Founder & Director of SAWA for Development and Aid
  • Chris Blauvelt, Founder & CEO of Launchgood & Patronicity
  • Linda Sarsour, American Civil Rights Activists
  • Hassan Aourid, Moroccan Thinker
  • Nasser Yassin, Lebanese Minister of Environment

To know more about the conference visit: conference.sharqforum.org

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Hub Launch | Kuala Lumpur

Al Sharq Forum launched its Kuala Lumpur office in Malaysia with the attendance of Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum and Saifuddin Nasution, Malaysian Minister of Domestic Trade, along with 140 leaders and significant Malaysian figures. During his speech, Khanfar stated that the country’s legacy of tolerance, diversity and coexistence serves as an inspiration to Al Sharq Forum whose mission is to develop long-term strategies that ensure the political development, social justice and economic prosperity of the world.


“Creating Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Available Support Resources” | Rabat

Rabat Hub organized an event on “Creating Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Available Support Resources”, in partnership with ‘Khouribga Skills’ incubator center. In line with the ASY Ignite Circle’s mission, the event aims to encourage youth to generate ideas and projects to contribute to their societies while directing them towards supportive institutions and organizations.

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Discussion Session on the History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights | Italy

As the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is drawing closer, Al Sharq Youth Italy Hub organized an interactive discussion session on the history of the Declaration and raised the question of how it is implemented nowadays. The event hosted Thomas Casadei, Professor of Law at the University of Modena, and Doctor Roberto Scaini, humanitarian worker from Doctors Without Borders to share their insights on the issue.

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Mediterranean Dialogues Young Leaders Mid-Term Meeting | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, held the MED – Mediterranean Dialogues Young Leaders Mid-Term Meeting in Istanbul on June 26th. During the fruitful event, the speakers, among whom were Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum and Federica Ferrari Bravo, Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Istanbul, focused on regional and international players in Mediterranean and MENA countries and their impact on shaping a security dialogue in the region.

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‘The 3rd Annual Youth Summit’ | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth Istanbul Hub Coordinator Mustafa Aykut and other hub members attended ‘The 3rd Annual Youth Summit’ which was held in Istanbul, Turkey and organized by Al Sharq Youth’s partner institution, Co-Opinion Youth Solidarity Network.

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‘Annual CanSat Model Satellite Competition’ | Texas

Selected among the top 40 teams to join the competition, Al Sharq Innovations Circle members competed in the NASA sponsored ‘Annual CanSat Model Satellite Competition’ which was held in Texas, USA between 8th-10th of June. As part of the exciting event, the teams sent the model satellites of their own design and manufacture into the space.

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Annual Iftar Dinner | Istanbul

In celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, Al Sharq Forum organized its Annual Iftar Dinner, hosting representatives from 40 institutions, ministry officials and academicians. During the dinner, a fruitful discussion was held regarding the collaboration between the network and the present institutions.

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Al Sharq Horizons Regional Event | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth Network held ‘The First Regional Event, Al Sharq Horizons’ that brought together members of Amman, Palestine and Beirut Hubs. The fruitful event conducted various sessions, among them were “Common Political and Social History of Jordan and Palestine,” “People’s Movement in Jerusalem” and “The Current Political Situation in Palestine.”