Zaki Nusseibeh will speak about the development of the cultural scene in the UAE, sharing stories about the importance and impact of culture and books on his life. The discussion will reflect on Nusseibeh’s memories of the UAE starting from 1967.
Nusseibeh is the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Cultural Advisor at the UAE Presidential Court. He graduated from Cambridge University, UK, and began his career in Abu Dhabi as a journalist in 1967. He is currently Board Member of Abu Dhabi’s newly established Authority for Tourism and Culture, having previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority. He is actively involved in developing the Emirate’s cultural strategy and is a director on a number of boards including the Aga Khan Museum Toronto; Institut du Monde Arabe Paris; and the Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, among others.
This talk was held on 5 September 2017 at Nadi Al Quoz.