International Women's Day event
- 6.30pm - Talk (30-minutes)
- 7.00pm - Q&A session (30 minutes)
Mina will explore the relationship between faith and identity from her own personal perspective as a professional Muslim woman who has, until now, avoided any association between her faith and her profession. However with the rise of fanaticism Mina will explore whether there is a need for women like her to take a more public role in challenging fundamentalism.
Speaker biography: Mina Al-Oraibi is the Assistant Editor in Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international pan-Arab daily newspaper. She assumed position in November 2011, after completing her assignment as Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for Asharq Alawsat.
Mina often has assignments in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Among her recent work has been covering UN efforts for a ‘freeze’ to the conflict in Syria, along with high profile interviews including U.S. Special Envoy to Counter ISIS General John Allen, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. She is also a regular guest contributor on radio and television news programmes, including BBC World Service and CNN.
An Iraqi-Briton, Mina was born in Sweden and raised in Iraq, Australia and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the United Kingdom. She was awarded a Distinction for her MA History Dissertation on the 1958 coup d’etat in Iraq from University College London, where she also completed her Bachelors of Arts in History.
Mina has been a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East since 2010; she was named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and is a Special Advisor to the board of Global Dignity.
Follow Mina on Twitter: @AlOraibi