Speakers

  • Going from Idea to Product in the Middle East

    Going from Idea to Product in the Middle East

    Hind Hobeika

    Hind’s talk focuses on how the region gives an entrepreneur no choice but to be very creative in finding the resources needed to develop a product and go into mass production. Being resourceful means chasing resources from all over the world and living a 24h day to make sure to get the best out of ...

  • Good People in an Evil Time

    Good People in an Evil Time

    Dr. Svetlana Broz

    Dr. Svetlana Broz, cardiologist, author, filmmaker and lecturer, founder and Executive Director of NGO Gariwo, joins BOLDtalks to share her incredible story of – what started as a travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 to offer help at least one human being devoid of normal medical care because ...

  • Hamdan Al Abri

    Hamdan Al Abri

    Live performance

    Hamdan Al Abri, a Dubai-based super talented vocalist, who has recently released his self titles solo debut EP, performs live at BOLDtalks warm up gig.

  • I'm not a "Victim", I'm a "Survivor" of Female Genital Mutilation

    I'm not a "Victim", I'm a "Survivor" of Female Genital Mutilation

    Hibo Wardere

    When referred to as a Female Genital Mutilation victim – Hibo rushes to correct the statement as a Female Genital Mutilation “survivor”.

  • I'm Still Standing

    I'm Still Standing

    Ghadeer Kunna

    Having always been a tough and gutsy Arab American female who defied many norms and social parameters, fighting and holding on to her beliefs and principles have always been the way Ghadeer has lived.

  • In Search of the Afghan Girl: One Picture, Thousands of Words

    In Search of the Afghan Girl: One Picture, Thousands of Words

    Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry, the celebrated photographer of the “Afghan Girl”, tells the story of his 2002 quest with a National Geographic team in Afghanistan to locate the subject of one of the world’s most recognised photographs.

  • INDIVA

    INDIVA

    Live Performance; SUNO - Celebrating Womanhood

    INDIVA, an all woman band from India, pays tribute to women and their resilience. Celebrating womanhood and hoping that the message through this song reaches the right ears and creates a response, INDIVA have released its first music video entitled “Suno” a tribute to the Delhi gang rape victim.

  • Innovation culture in the Middle East; Stagnant or Prosperous?

    Innovation culture in the Middle East; Stagnant or Prosperous?

    Rana El Chemaitelly

    Where did all the Arab innovators go? Rana investigates the status of the innovation culture in the Middle East, and further touches on the subject of immigration of regional talent to other parts of the world, before suggesting solutions to this growing phenomenon.

  • Innovation in Education

    Innovation in Education

    Giorgio Ungania

    The digital divide between professors and students is increasing dramatically and so is the challenge of preparing students for jobs that still don't exist. While Ivy League Universities are already offering free online courseware other international and Pan Arab institutions are resistant to this ...

  • Joy Tessman

    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.