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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.

  • 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.

  • Preserving and Promoting Ras Al Khaimah’s Cultural Heritage

    Majlis Series
    Matthew Maclean
    May 22, 2016

    Interested in the UAE's history, urban planning, or national identity? This forum will discuss how Ras Al Khaimah's urban spaces reflect its heritage and offer insight into its ongoing development.

  • Strengthening The Basic Skills Of Arab Students: Insights From Cognitive Science

    Majlis Series
    Dr. Helen Abadzi
    May 08, 2016

    Arab Gulf countries have invested heavily in education, but scores in international comparative assessments suggest that, to compete with the rest of the world, Arab students must perform better in reading and math.