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After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Arab World

Dubai Debates

Where is the region going after the Arab Awakening? Which ideals will it embrace? How can the Arab world create more than 100 million jobs for its youth by 2020? What are the forces that will shape the future of the Arab World?


The events of the Arab Awakening are changing the face of the Arab world for good. The unprecedented wave of protests, sweeping the region from Tunis to Sanaa, is expected to lead to a fundamentally different Arab world from the one we know. But just what will this new Arab world look like?

DubaiDebates, a partnership with KAS and CNN welcomes you to join us as some of the world's leading experts gather in Dubai to debate the future of the Arab World.

Panelists will include:

Dr. Dalia Mogahed, Adviser to US President Barack Obama and Head of the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center,

Dr. Tarek Yousef, Dean of the Dubai School of Government,

Abdel Bari Atwan, London-based commentator on Arab affairs and editor-in-chief of Al Quds newspaper, and

Dr. Shadi Hamid, Research Director of the Brookings Center Doha.

Participation is highly encouraged; video questions and comments can be submitted in advance at and selected clips will be played during the panel debate.

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DUBAI, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates


  • Dr. Dalia Mogahed
    • UAE
  • Dr. Tarek Yousef
    • UAE
  • Abdel Bari Atwan
    • UK and Dr. Shadi Hamid
    • Qatar


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