Faisal J. Abbas is regularly invited to talk, give lectures and moderate debates at a number of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international forums and private events.
He has debated twice at Cambridge Union Society (CUS) and gave talks at Magdalene College – University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, SOAS, University of West Bohemia, Lebanese American University, The Arab Media Forum among other institutions and events.
Faisal mostly talks about social media and its impact on Middle Eastern societies; however, he is often invited to talk about Middle Eastern politics, current affairs, socio-economics, Saudi Arabia and Islam.
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World Economic Forum
Faisal is an active participant of the World Economic Forum. The WEF is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. It organizes various forums and engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship. Abbas attends the Annual Meeting every January in Davos and is also an active member of the Global Agenda Council for Civic Participation and the International Media Council.
International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World (Germany)
The main missions of the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy are to extend current research, programs and practices in the field of cultural diplomacy and create a platform to promote and sustain inter-cultural dialogue at all levels. The ICD actively encourages and supports cultural diplomacy as an academic discipline.
Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Media Forum (Russia)
The forum aims to formulate discussions related to the condition of today’s journalism and its transition to post-mainstream, the evolvement of alternative media, the mainstream media and their clients’ loss of their monopoly to form the everyday agenda for the world information space, and the existence of new media as guarantors of the freedom of information.
G1 Global Conference (Tokyo)
The conference aims to address global and regional challenges through English-only discussions. The G1 Global provides a unique opportunity for global leaders to interact, share visions for the future, and develop ideas into concrete actions.
Arab Media Forum (Dubai)
Faisal is a known active participant of the Arab Media Forum. The forum is held yearly in May in the Emirate of Dubai and is organized by the Dubai Press Club under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and ruler of Dubai. The forum is organized to serve as a platform for journalists and media professionals to debate discuss and deliberate upon issues that are relevant to daily life.
Abu Dhabi Media Summit
Faisal is a known participant to the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The summit is held annually in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is a three-day event that features a unique combination of high-profile public sessions, closed-door discussions and private conversations, bringing together top-tier global media players and their emerging-market counterparts.
Aspen Institute (Italy)
Faisal is honored to have been invited to attend the Aspen Meditterenean Initiative: Fifth Internaitonal Seminar, organized by the prestigious Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute Italia is a private, independent, international, nonpartisan and nonprofit association that encourages a free exchange of opinions about knowledge, information and values.
Jordan Media Institute
Faisal is honored to have been invited to attend the Jordan Media Institute training organized by Google and UNAOC along with other prominent journalists from the region. JMI’s goal is to become a Centre of Excellence in journalism education in Jordan and the region. JMI provides two pillars of services – a one year practical MA in Journalism and journalism training programmes, in Arabic. The JMI is founded by Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali.