Global Comment - Episode 1 - Omar Ghobash

February 20, 2017

In the first interview of the GlobalComment.Com Podcast Series, we interview His Excellency Omar Saif Ghobash. Omar has been serving as the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia since 2009. Omar is a patron of a number of literary and art projects in the Arab world. He's a graduate of law from the University of Oxford. Omar has recently published a highly acclaimed book, "Letters to a Young Muslim," published in January 2017 by Picador. The book is a series of letters from Omar to his oldest son, in which Omar gives advice on how to approach Islam and Islamic teachings in these difficult times. Omar addresses Islamic customs and history, and provokes deep questions that need to be explored by Muslims of all ages. The book is also highly valuable for readers around the world who want to understand Islam better and the contest of ideas that aim to define it today.

GlobalComment.com invited Nasser Ali Khasawneh, a lawyer and friend of Omar's who has known him since their time at Oxford, to be the guest interviewer in this episode.

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