Tuesday, March 8, 2016


This is a ticket only event please book tickets here [link].

Some of the speakers:

Balsam AlAyoub

Balsam grew up in an athletic family that believed in sports as tool for self development. Balsam was a professional fencer and champion, and today has turned her energy towards being a 'human investor' empowering young people in the Gulf region- especially young women.

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer & Margaret Al-Sayer 
Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer is the President of Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH) and Chairperson and Medical Director of and Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACH). He is a former Minister of Health, Dean of the Medical School in Kuwait, President of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, and Chairperson of Dasman Diabetic Institute.

Margaret Al-Sayer is the Founding Director of the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH) and Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACH). She is a former biology teacher and has devoted twenty-five years to raising awareness in Kuwait and the Middle East on the necessity of developing palliative care services for children. 

Catherine Silliman

Mrs. Silliman is an American born in New York City. She spent her childhood moving around the USA, and also lived in Vicenza, Italy while her father served as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army. Her family eventually settled in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts, but she already knew a bigger world was out there. 
She earned her Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago and went on to work as a reporter for the Saudi newspapers Arab News and Asharq Al-Awsat. Since then, she has lived in seven predominantly Muslim countries and is currently writing a book about her experiences. She and her husband have raised two remarkable young men who share an openness to learn about the world and understand global perspectives.

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