Dean's Panel Series
Dean's Panel Series

New CMU-Q Dean’s Panel Series delves into challenges, opportunities in Qatar

Carnegie Mellon Qatar forum takes on topical, relevant questions in the areas of science, business and technology

DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has introduced a new forum to discuss the issues and opportunities facing different sectors of Qatar’s economy.

The Dean’s Panel Series brings together experts from government, research and industry to delve into topical and relevant questions within each of CMU-Q’s program areas. This semester, panels have included topics within the areas of biological science and information systems.

Michael Trick said: “To have a transformative impact on society, the first step is to understand the issues that industry leaders, policy makers and government officials are facing. The Dean’s Panel Series is an excellent forum for the community to learn more about where we can make the most significant, meaningful impact.”

The first panel of the academic year discussed the burgeoning pharmaceutical industry in Qatar. The panel, which was moderated by Ihab Younis, assistant teaching professor of biological sciences, included experts in the research, policy, regulation and manufacture of pharmaceuticals in Qatar: Ahmed Al Mohanadi, CEO of QLife Pharma, Omar El-Agnaf, acting executive director of Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Emad Mansour, supervisor drug registration, Ministry of Public Health, and Salvino Salvaggio, senior director of implementation and VP RDI Office Management.

CMU-Q’s second panel discussed e-commerce and its role in the future success of Qatar and was moderated by Nui Vatanasakdakul, visiting associate professor of information systems. The panel included Faleh Al Naemi, chairperson and managing director of Qatar Post, Amna Jassim Sultan, isteshara manager of Qatar Development Bank, and Amina Ahmadi, co-founder of Oola Sports.

CMU-Q offers undergraduate degree programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. The Dean’s Panel Series will return in early 2019 with topics crucial to the areas of business administration and computer science.


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