Our Middle East Keynote Speakers

Explore America's ever changing relationship with the Middle East, and the vast range of topics that dominate the modern discussion around this region. from business and banking to arts and culture, these speakers have unique expertise into conflict, Dubai's astounding success and more.

Our most requested Middle East speakers

Farah Pandith

First ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State

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Nigel Farage

Long serving UKIP Leader and Brexit Campaigner

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Sayeeda Warsi

Britain's First Muslim Government Minister

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Abdullah Gul

President of the Republic of Turkey

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Basmah Bint Saud

Granddaughter of King Abdulaziz, founder of the Saudi state and youngest daughter of his son King Sa...

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David Miliband

Inspirational Statesman

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Jack Straw

Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair

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Afshin Molavi

Expert on global geo-political risk and geo-economics, parti...

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Amer Al Rawas

Transformation Business Leader

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Fatima Bhutto

Political Poet and Writer

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Ian Goldin

Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank, former...

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Igor Ivanov

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia

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James Wolfensohn

A legendary figure in global finance, James Wolfensohn’s u...

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Jeffrey Sachs

Renowned Development Economist, Director of Earth Institute ...

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John Sfakianakis

Director of Economics Research, Gulf Research Centre

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Lale Ansingh

Founder and Managing Director, RAWAJ PR

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Lara Setrakian

Co-Founder of News Deeply and former Foreign Correspondent

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Muhammad Yunus

Founder of Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize winner

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Parag Khanna

Leading geo-strategic expert and best-selling author

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