Carnegie Mellon Dean’s Lecture Series Lines up Top Speakers

Doha, September 15 (QNA) – Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar, has lined up prominent figures from Qatar’s government and business community to speak at this year’s Dean’s Lecture Series, the university said Saturday. With this second season of the Dean’s Lecture Series, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Dean Ilker Baybars  brings a diverse group of corporate and industry leaders to speak with the university’s community and share insights into their organizational strategies.
The Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council (SEC) HE Saad bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, and Director of the Office of Program Review and Audit at the SEC Scott Hill will lead a discussion on Qatar’s National Education Strategy on September 18.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker will speak about the national carrier’s strategy on October 2.
Al Baker’s lecture would be informative as the airline will begin to shift its hub to the multi-billion dollar New Doha International Airport at the end of this year.
 “The Dean’s Lecture Series is the principal forum for eminent industry practitioners and government officials to bring their knowledge and perspectives to Carnegie Mellon, and to broaden students  understanding of important issues,” Baybars said.
In addition to these distinguished speakers, Carnegie Mellon will soon be announcing its Dean’s Panel series, beginning with a discussion on the banking in industry in Qatar.
Carnegie Mellon will host a panel of finance executives from banks in Qatar to discuss the impact of the debt crisis in Europe on banks in the GCC.
 These talks not only bring high-level leaders in their respective fields to Qatar for the benefit of students and faculty, but for the enrichment of the broader community as well.
The Dean’s Lecture Series and the Dean’s Panel Series are open to the public, the university said. (QNA)

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