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The Dean’s Lecture Series is a forum for prominent industry leaders, government officials and members of the business community to share their expertise on topical issues. The Dean’s Lecture Series has hosted some of the most influential thinkers in Qatar to share ideas and perspectives.

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Past Lectures

Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh

Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects
“Construction Revolution”
April 9, 2018

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Group Chief Executive Officer of Qatar National Bank
“Qatar National Bank’s business strategy and its role in building the national economy.”
March 21, 2018

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

Chief executive officer of the Qatar Development Bank (QDB)
“The role of QDB in support entrepreneurship and national production.”
January 23, 2018

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

Governor, Qatar Central Bank
“Strategic Plan for the Financial Sector: Challenges and Opportunities”
January 18, 2018

Rashid Ali Al-Mansoori

Rashid Ali Al-Mansoori

Chief executive officer of Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE)
“The role a stock exchange plays in economic growth and sustainable development.”
November 21, 2017

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida

Chief executive officer of Qatar Financial Center (QFC)
“The role of the QFC in national economic development.”
November 8, 2017

Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah

Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah

Minister of State for Defense Affairs
Electronic attacks and their economic and social effects
September 26, 2017

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H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani

Chief executive officer of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)
Qatar Investment Authority: Global Portfolio Strategy.
September 13, 2017

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Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Founder of Travelocity.com and founding chairman of Kayak.com
Disruption Off – What technologies are going to disrupt your market and how you can be the disruptor
April 27, 2017

Ramesh Krishnamurti

Ramesh Krishnamurti

Professor of Computational Design in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University
“Finding computational design: The I’s have ‘IT’”
March 22, 2017

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Ramayya Krishnan

Ramayya Krishnan

W.W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems
Dean, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
“Integrating Machine Learning and Social Science Methods: Toward a Data Intensive Social and Decision Science”
March 12, 2017

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Dr. Michael Frenkel

Dr. Michael Frenkel

Associate Dean for International Relations and Diversity, Otto Beisheim School of Management
Brexit: What Effects Can We Expect
January 31, 2017

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H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

Governor, Qatar Central Bank
Cybersecurity and Financial Stability
November 14, 2016

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Bruce Krogh

Bruce Krogh

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda
Building a truly smart grid: What would we build today if there were no legacy power system?
April 18, 2016

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Ramayya Krishnan

Ramayya Krishnan

W.W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems
Dean, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

On Data Driven Innovation and Cyber Physical Social Systems
April 17, 2016

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Charlee Brodsky

Charlee Brodsky

Professor of Photography, Carnegie Mellon University
Why Photography?
April 14, 2016

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Gary Fedder

Gary Fedder

Vice Provost for Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Manufacturing Innovation
April 12, 2016

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Finn Kydland

Finn Kydland

Nobel Laureate (2004), The Richard P. Simmons Distinguished Professorship, University Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
Economic Science and the Aggregate Economy
April 4, 2016

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Mostafa H. Ammar

Mostafa H. Ammar

Regents’ Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Evolution of Networking and Its Research: A Personal Perspective
April 3, 2016

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Alfred V. Aho

Alfred V. Aho

Lawrence Gussman Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
The Evolution of Networking and Its Research: A Personal Perspective
March 21, 2016

Alfred V. Aho

Alfred V. Aho

Lawrence Gussman Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Computational Thinking in Programming Language Design
March 21, 2016

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Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon and the Fine Arts
March 7, 2016

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H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber

H.E. Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber

Minister of Information and Communication Technology, State of Qatar
Digital Disruption – Shaping the Future of Qatar
January 25, 2016

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H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani

H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani

Minister of Economy and Commerce, State of Qatar
Investment in Qatar: Legislation, Opportunities
November 10, 2015

H.E. Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Nabit

H.E. Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Nabit

Minister of Development Planning and Statistics, State of Qatar
The National Development Strategy 2011-2016: Achievement and Challenges
November 9, 2015

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

Governor, Qatar Central Bank
Qatar Central Bank’s Role in the National Economy
October 1, 2015

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Rashid Ali Al Mansoori

Rashid Ali Al Mansoori

CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
The Role of Financial Markets in Boosting Investments and Economic Growth
September 8, 2015

H.E. Ali Shareef Al Emadi

H.E. Ali Shareef Al Emadi

Minister of Finance, State of Qatar
Financial and Economic Developments in the State of Qatar
September 7, 2015