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
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.
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.
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.
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.