2023 Forum Videos


His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, State Minister and President of Qatar National Library, discusses QNL’s global impact and the importance of cultural diplomacy.

His Excellency Mr. Muneer Abdullah Ghannam, Ambassador of Palestine to Qatar, talks about the importance of the Palestinian National Library and its role in defending the rights of Palestinians.

Dr. Nabhan Al Harrasi, President of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI), discusses the federation’s international role in cultural diplomacy.

Professor Hassan Awad Al Sereihy, of King Abdulaziz University, shares his insights into the training of students in library and information studies, and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Randolf Mariano, of The Arctic University of Norway, speaks about the soft power of libraries and how they can use their resources for cultural diplomacy.

Claire McGuire, of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, speaks about global standards and their local application.

Susan Parker-Leavy, of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), talks about the MIA’s Guinness World Record event and its role in bringing people of different cultures together.

Highlights from the Libraries Lead Forum 2023.

Further highlights from the Libraries Lead Forum 2023.