Debate on the role of women in Arab politics and business – 15th June 2015

The British Egyptian Society will be holding a debate on the role of women in Arab politics and business on Monday 15th June. The event is sponsored by their Patron and Founder Member, Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem who is  bringing over an impressive line up of speakers from Cairo. It will be held in the Pall Mall Room on the 1st floor of the Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London SW1Y on Monday 15th June. The subject, Is there a role for Women in Arab Politics and Business, is a timely and important one. Doors will open at 6pm and the debate will start at 6.30pm sharp. The programme will be:

6.30 sharp

Baroness Symons                    Chairman, British Egyptian Society to chair and open the debate

Sir Sherard Cowper Coles      Former British Ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan

H.E. Ms. Ghada Waly,                Minister of Social Solidarity, Government of Egypt

Lady Olga Maitland                  Chairman Anglo Jordanian Society &Chairman, Algeria British Business Council

Dr. Claire Spencer                     Head, Middle East & North Africa Programme at Chatham House

7.20pm                                         Coffee Break


Professor Magdy Ishak Hanna Vice Chairman, British Egyptian Society to chair

H.E. Mrs Dalia Elbatal                     Egyptian Ambassadrice, London

Baroness Margot von Maltzen  Former Economics and Geopolitical Adviser to General The Lord Richards, Former Chief of the UK Defence Staff.

Ms. Mai Eldib                                  Consultant, Sotheby’s Cairo

Mrs Shahira Salah Diab                Managing Director, La Poire Touristic Enterprise, Cairo


Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem           Patron and Founder Member, the British Egyptian Society

to chair the Q and A session,

8.45pm                                              Debate Ends

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