Katara to host Arab Gulf public diplomacy conference
A conference titled “Public Diplomacy in the Arab Gulf States: Policies and Practices” will be held on February 19 and 20, in collaboration with the Gulf Studies Center at Qatar University (QU), and is being organised by the Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, represented by the Katara Public Diplomacy Center (KPDC).
Prof. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, general manager of Katara, made the announcement in a press conference alongside Engr. Darwish Ahmed Al Shaibani, secretary-general of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet), who also serves as CEO of KPDC, and Dr. Mahjoub Zweiri, director of the QU Gulf Studies Center. Prof. Dr. Al Sulaiti mentioned in his speech that the conference will take place while Katara is hosting the eighth general assembly meeting of GPDNet and that it will have a significant scientific presence from a group of diplomats, researchers, academics, and experts from Qatar and 34 other countries. In order to advance public diplomacy in the Gulf countries and to strengthen its role and practise in bringing societies together, contributing to development, achieving aspirations, and serving the interests of peoples, he explained that during the scientific sessions, 35 papers and working papers distributed on the conference’s axes would be presented.