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Barkha Dutt: India on the Fault Lines

Barkha Dutt: India on the Fault Lines

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 20:00-21:00Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 24 
AED 60
Barkha Dutt’s career in journalism spans over three decades. Reporting on politi... Read More
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Big Issues for Young Audiences: Fatima Sharafeddine, Jekar Khourchid & Maria Dadouch

Big Issues for Young Audiences: Fatima Sharafeddine, Jekar Khourchid & Maria Dadouch

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 12:00-13:00Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 91 
AED 60
Difficult issues weigh on our minds and impact on our daily lives, as well as th... Read More
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Dr Shashi Tharoor: Pride, Prejudice & Punditry

Dr Shashi Tharoor: Pride, Prejudice & Punditry

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 60 
AED 60 - AED 75
In this in-depth interview, Tharoor reflects upon the influences that have shape... Read More
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Hard Times, Human Stories: Barkha Dutt, Jo Browning Wroe & Lucy Easthope

Hard Times, Human Stories: Barkha Dutt, Jo Browning Wroe & Lucy Easthope

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:00-15:00Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 23 
AED 60
Behind devastation and disaster, whether natural or socio-economic, there will ... Read More
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Home in a Sack - Delving into the Refugee Crisis: Mostafa Salameh, Dr Rami Shishan & Sabah Deebi

Home in a Sack - Delving into the Refugee Crisis: Mostafa Salameh, Dr Rami Shishan & Sabah Deebi

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 15:15-16:15Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 216 
AED 60
In the midst of ever-changing political and current events, how has the refugee ... Read More
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How Do I Tell My Child?: Amal Nasser, Ameera BuKadra & Mohannad Alakous

How Do I Tell My Child?: Amal Nasser, Ameera BuKadra & Mohannad Alakous

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 100 
AED 60
Authors tend to fill up children’s stories with sugar, spice, and everything nic... Read More
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Lucy Easthope: When the Dust Settles

Lucy Easthope: When the Dust Settles

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 13:00-14:00Venue: Information Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 141 
AED 60
Being caught up in a natural or human-induced catastrophe such as a volcanic er... Read More
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Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit

Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 10:30-11:15Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 730 
AED 60
Join Syrian violinist and refugee advocate Mariela Shaker for an inspiring talk ... Read More
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Marina Mahathir: The Apple & the Tree

Marina Mahathir: The Apple & the Tree

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 187 
AED 60
Malaysian socio-political activist Marina Mahathir has earned international accl... Read More
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On Politics & Longing: Inaam Kachachi & Yasmina Khadra

On Politics & Longing: Inaam Kachachi & Yasmina Khadra

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 13:45-14:45Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Arabic
Simultaneous Translation: Arabic to EnglishSession No: 47 
AED 60
From their second homeland, Arab immigrants write about their first, recounting ... Read More
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Past, Present & Future of Islam: Marina Mahathir, HE Omar Saif Ghobash & Reza Aslan

Past, Present & Future of Islam: Marina Mahathir, HE Omar Saif Ghobash & Reza Aslan

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Baraha III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 151 
AED 60
With approximately two billion followers worldwide and growing, Islam is of glob... Read More
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Reza Aslan: An American Martyr in Persia

Reza Aslan: An American Martyr in Persia

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:30-15:30Venue: Al Baraha III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 59 
AED 60 - AED 75
A century ago, an American Christian missionary reluctantly set off for Iran. Li... Read More
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Spirituality on the Daily: Alexander Thomas, Ismat Mahmassani & HE Omar Saif Ghobash

Spirituality on the Daily: Alexander Thomas, Ismat Mahmassani & HE Omar Saif Ghobash

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 11:30-12:30Venue: Information Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 79 
AED 60
How can we invite spirituality in our everyday lives? Whether bowing toward Mecc... Read More
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The Neighbourhood Storyteller - Real Life Events: Alya Obaid, Bisan Salameh, Fairouz Taqi Adeen & Dr Rana Dajani

The Neighbourhood Storyteller - Real Life Events: Alya Obaid, Bisan Salameh, Fairouz Taqi Adeen & Dr Rana Dajani

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 11:30-13:00Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Arabic
Simultaneous Translation: Arabic to EnglishSession No: 42 
AED 25
Join us for a screening of The Neighborhood Storyteller, a documentary based on ... Read More
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True Crime Mania: Kerry Daynes, Lucy Worsley & Shrabani Basu

True Crime Mania: Kerry Daynes, Lucy Worsley & Shrabani Basu

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 16:30-17:30Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 137 
AED 60
From Tiger King to Night Stalker, true crime documentaries have skyrocketed in p... Read More
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War & Conflict in Children's Literature: Onjali Q Raúf, Wafa' Tarnowska & Wendy Meddour

War & Conflict in Children's Literature: Onjali Q Raúf, Wafa' Tarnowska & Wendy Meddour

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 14:30-15:30Venue: Information Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 276 
AED 60
War and conflict are among the most complex and sensitive of subjects to introdu... Read More
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