BOLDtalks 2011

Date

12th February 2011

Location

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Center

Thank you for an amazing Day! I am inspired, informed, and optimistic for our future. I loved the diversity of speakers and topics were all challenging in their own ways.

What a day! What a superb content! Truly "mind-provoking" event! Dubai needs this!

I just wanted to thank the organizers for an awesome day yesterday! All the speakers were engaging, but Dr. Zimbardo was the highlight of the day!

Speakers

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    Penny Low

    Future Readiness; what's in it for me?

    Member of Parliament Singapore, and founder of Social Innovation Park, Penny Low explains the power of inner engineering and social innovation in co-building a more inclusive, sustainable and better world.

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    Nayla Al Khaja

    A sleeping giant in the Middle East called FILM

    Nayla, acclaimed Emirati filmmaker, discusses the incredible potential and the emergence of a new film industry in the UAE. Nayla also highlights that, if given an opportunity, in addition to the cultural and economic benefits, film can dramatically help projecting the Arab image to the world in ...

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    What Forces Prompt or Inhibit Evil or Heroic Behaviour

    Dr. Philip Zimbardo

    The most powerful antidote to the world's evils is the world's heroes. Dr. Zimbardo, the psychologist behind the famous "Stanford Prison Experiment" gives an eye-opening presentation on his findings of what turns good people evil.

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    Moazzam Begg

    First hand experience of an ex-Guantanamo Bay Prisoner

    Moazzam shares his first-hand experience while detained for over three years in Guantanamo Bay Prison. THis presentation is followed by a talk by a Guard at the camp and a panel discussion with Dr. Zimbardo that analyses the psychology of the relationship between the two.

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    TJ Holdbrooks

    First hand experience of an ex-Guantanamo Bay Guard

    TJ Holdbrooks shares his first hand experience as former guard at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. This discussion accompanies the ex-detainee's and further supports Dr. Zimardo's discussion on the Stanford Prison Experiment and the psychology behind the guard-detainee relationship.

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    Welcome to the first Digital Century

    Jeremy Foster

    Jeremy shares an insights on the differences between 'Digital Natives' and 'Digital Immigrants' and how these two distinct groups are diverging in values as they use technology in very different ways to interact with each other and the world.

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    Rushdi Siddiqui

    Islamic Finance; Overreaction of the West?

    Although perceived well, Islamic Finance has also received much resistance in the Western world. Rushdi Siddiqui, one of the world’s most recognized experts in the field of Islamic Finance, highlights the reason for its boom, but also explain how misunderstanding, fear and ignorance has created a ...

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    Joy Tessman

    Stories from the Edge; an intimate look at shooting the BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    Joy, a celebrated photojournalist, shares her first hand experience while covering the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, Its Connection to the Great Sphinx of Egypt, and the End of the Last Ice Age: A Warning for Us Today

    Dr. Robert Schoch

    Twenty years ago, based on his geological analyses, Dr. Robert Schoch concluded that the oldest portion of the Great Sphinx of Egypt dates back thousands of years earlier than the traditional archaeological attribution of circa 2500 BCE. Egyptologists were outraged, saying such an early date was ...

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