Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Sultan Al Qassemi, scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator

Date & time

Sep 21, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.

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Sultan Al Qassemi is a 33-year-old scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator. TIME magazine says he's 'shaping the conversation' on events unfolding in the Middle East. NPR says he 'wrote the first draft of Middle East history in short sentences tapped out on his computer and his cell phone.'

From his bio
Al-Qassemi is the Founder and Chairman of Barjeel Securities, a financial products company; the Managing Director of Al-Saud Co., Ltd., which specializes in equity markets, real estate and construction; a non-resident fellow at the Dubai School of Government; and a columnist at The National Newspaper in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Al-Qassemi received a master's degree in Global Banking and Finance from the European Business School, where he graduated with distinction in 2004. He received his B.Sc. in International Business Administration from the American University of Paris.

In addition to teaching Middle Eastern history and entrepreneurship as a Lecturer at Dubai Men's College, Mr. Al-Qassemi co-hosts Business Tonight, a weekly show on Dubai Eye radio providing analysis and debate of business headlines from the region and around the world. He is a frequent commentator on political, social and economic issues whose columns appear regularly in The National and MoneyWorks. His columns have also appeared in such international publications as The Financial Times (UK), The Independent (UK), The Daily Star (Lebanon), The Huffington Post (US) and others.

More about the Josh Rosenthal Education Fund
This lecture is supported by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Josh Rosenthal Education Fund. The Fund was created in memory of Josh Rosenthal, a 1979 U-M graduate who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The fund supports lectures, research, and student internships that encourage public discussion and greater understanding of changes in the world since 9/11.

Sponsored by: the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center

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