The CCAS invites you to join us for the first installment of the spring 2018 monthly faculty & visiting scholar roundtable series, entitled “سوق الفكر,” or Souq Al-Fikr. It will take place in the ACMCU Boardroom, located in the Intercultural Center (ICC) room 270.
**The speakers will be presenting in Arabic, but a translator will be present to assist in facilitating the Q & A.**
In our first installment of the series this semester, Yemeni journalist and political commentator Sama’a Al-Hamdani and Attorney General of the State of Qatar, H.E.Dr.Ali Bin Futais Al-Marri will lead a discussion on current events in the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia’s continued war in Yemen and arrests of members of the royal family, the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the GCC and its legal implications, and more.
Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al-Almarri, the Attorney General of the State of Qatar, is the UN Special Advocate for the prevention of corruption, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, and a Sorbonne Ph.D. graduate.
He started his career as a legal professional at the Amiri Diwan advancing through several posts in this office, his final position was the head of the legal department. In 2002, he was appointed as the Attorney General.
He has also assumed a number of international positions with the United Nations and other international bodies, this includes: member of the international law commission since 2002, president of the third conference of the state parties to the UN convention against corruption 2009, and UNODC special regional advocate on asset recovery (2013-2015), UNODC special regional advocate on the prevention of corruption since 2015, president of the international association of the anti-corruption agencies.
Sama’a Al-Hamdani is an independent writer, researcher & analyst Focusing on Yemeni politics and woman affairs. She is currently a program director at the Atlantic Council for Islam and Human Rights. In the past, she provided Yemen analysis to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Her work has been published in Almonitor, the LawFare blog (Brookings), The National (UAE), MENAsource (The Atlantic Council Blog), Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Fikra Forum (The Middle East Institute Journal), Quartz Magazine, Yemen Observer, Yemen Times and several other prominent publications and academic Journals. She also writes the blog Yemeniaty.com since 2010.
This roundtable at Georgetown University is made possible in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant to support Georgetown University’s National Resource Center – Middle East & North Africa
**The ACMCU Boardroom is wheelchair accessible, for all other accommodations requests, please send an email to Azza Altiraifi at email@example.com**