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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.

  • 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?

  • Streamlining & Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance

    Majlis Series
    Professor Stephanie Short
    November 21, 2016

    Medical workforce governance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant and timely topic given its status as a federated nation with a population of over 9 million people (about 80% of whom are expatriates). Issues of international health professional recruitment, retention, and integration require attention, as the majority of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UAE are internationally trained graduates.

  • EatWell Assist: A pilot program targeting expectant parents to prevent family obesity

    Majlis Series
    Mary Steen
    November 13, 2016

    Obesity is on the rise globally and becoming a significant cause for concern in the United Arab Emirates, which has some of the highest obesity rates in the world. Unhealthy eating and lack of exercise can place children at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and strokes in adulthood.

  • 4GetMeNot (I Love my Brain Campaign)

    Majlis Series
    Desiree Vlekken
    October 09, 2016

    Scientific studies about the brain are rapidly changing our understanding about how to maintain the brain’s function as we age. It’s becoming increasingly clear that just as the key to our long-term physical health lies in the daily choices we make around diet, exercise and sleep; our choices can also impact our brain’s health as we age. It’s exciting to know that some of the same actions that can keep our brain functioning as we age can also reduce the debilitating impact of Alzheimer’s disease.