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Welcome to the Al Qasimi Foundation Podcast Channel!

Below are episodes that comprise our various podcast series: Policy & Practice, Majlis, and Speeches & Symposium. Visit our SoundCloud for additional playlists sorted thematically by our priority areas: education, arts and culture, health, and urban planning.

  • Examining Education Reform in the United Arab Emirates: Challenges and Opportunities

    Majlis Series
    Brian Jaewon Chung
    December 10, 2017

    Since the establishment of the Ministry of Education in 1971, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has undertaken significant education reforms to improve its education system. This has led to questions around what kinds of reform initiatives have been implemented over the years, what were their strengths and weaknesses, how did different stakeholders view the reforms, and how efficient and effective were the reform implementation processes?

  • Renewable Energy Potential in Ras Al Khaimah: Biofuels from Mangrove Microorganisms

    Majlis Series
    Maxime Merheb
    October 29, 2017

    Mangrove forests, which stretch along the UAE coast, are a unique ecosystem that is home to diverse microorganisms that have the potential to produce biofuel. This presentation will discuss renewable energy in the UAE.

  • The UAE’s Performance on PISA: Gender Differences in Comparative Perspective

    Majlis Series
    Elizabeth Buckner
    May 21, 2017

    This policy majlis examined the UAE’s performance on PISA in relation to other countrie and focused on understanding gender gaps in performance on the 2015 PISA, and compared Emiratis to other Arab students.

  • Business Influences On Teachers’ Work In The UAE

    Majlis Series
    Emily Winchip
    April 24, 2017

    While the private schools across the UAE are highly diverse in curriculum offerings and student populations, they are commonly run as for-profit businesses. This makes the UAE a fertile ground for investigating the ways that the principles of business are embedded in schools, public and private.

  • Arts Education And Community Engagement In Ras Al Khaimah

    Majlis Series
    Beth Derderian
    March 05, 2017

    What value do arts and cultural initiatives bring, and how can they improve the lives of Ras Al Khaimah residents? How does arts education enrich the lives of the UAE’s children?