3-day US-Islamic World Forum from May 29
DOHA BROOKINGS Institution in conjunction with the State of Qatar will host the Ninth Annual United States- Islamic World Forum in Doha from May 29 to 31.
Top thinkers from the Muslim world, policy-makers and representatives of political parties, human rights activists, ministers, government officials and special envoys of the US will be attending the three-day forum to be held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, according to Brookings.
This annual conference gives a platform for key officials and policy-makers to engage in a positive dialogue between the East and the West.
Among the key attendees and speakers on the tentative list for the forum are Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman, US Special Envoy to the OIC Rashad Hussain, US Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, Deputy Speaker of Egyptian Parliament Ashraf Thabet, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Egyptian Human Rights Activist Hossam Bahgat and author Karen Armstrong.
Over the years, the forum has played host to an impressive number of high-level US and Muslim world officials, including former US president Bill Clinton, CentCom chiefs Admiral William Fallon and General David Patraeus, Iraqi Prime Minister Barham Salih and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Forum participants have included executives from major international corporations that operate in the Middle East, Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions, government officials representing foreign and defence ministries, as well as writers from the Muslim world.
“The forum is an exclusive invitation-only event and is not open to the general public,” Brookings said.