The British Egyptian Society will be holding a debate on the role of women in Arab politics and business on Monday 15th June. The event is sponsored by their?Patron and Founder Member, Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem who is ?bringing over an impressive line up of speakers from Cairo. It will be held in the Pall Mall Room on the 1st floor of the Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London SW1Y on Monday 15th June. The subject, Is there a role for Women in Arab Politics and Business, is a timely and important one. Doors will open at 6pm and the debate will start at 6.30pm sharp. The programme will be:

6.30 sharp

Baroness Symons ?????????????????? Chairman, British Egyptian Society to chair and open the debate

Sir Sherard Cowper Coles????? Former British Ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia and?Afghanistan

H.E. Ms. Ghada Waly, ?????????????? Minister of Social Solidarity, Government of Egypt

Lady Olga Maitland ???????????????? Chairman Anglo Jordanian Society &Chairman, Algeria British Business Council

Dr. Claire Spencer???????????????????? Head, Middle East & North Africa Programme at Chatham?House

7.20pm???????????????????????????????????????? Coffee Break


Professor Magdy Ishak Hanna Vice Chairman, British Egyptian Society to chair

H.E. Mrs Dalia Elbatal??? ??????????? ???? Egyptian Ambassadrice, London

Baroness Margot von Maltzen ?Former Economics and Geopolitical Adviser to General?The Lord Richards,?Former Chief of the UK Defence Staff.

Ms. Mai Eldib?????????????????????????????? ?? Consultant, Sotheby?s Cairo

Mrs Shahira Salah Diab?????????? ???? Managing Director, La Poire Touristic Enterprise, Cairo


Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem ????????? Patron and Founder Member, the British Egyptian Society

to chair the Q and A session,

8.45pm????????????????????????????????????????????? Debate Ends

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