‘TEDxRabdanAcademy’ Takes Place under the Theme of ‘Ideas Worth Sharing in Policing and Security’
Abu Dhabi – 03 July 2022
Rabdan Academy hosted the first TEDx Talks ‘TEDxRabdanAcademy’, themed ‘Ideas Worth Sharing in Policing and Security’, at the Academy’s auditorium in the presence of H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, and the Academy’s Senior Management Members.
Six (6) experts from various backgrounds spoke at the event, which was attended by the Faculty, Administrative Staff, Students and Key Stakeholders of Rabdan Academy.
The TEDx Talks included two consecutive sessions, where the first session focused on the ‘Technology, Smart Cities and Cyber Security in Future Cities’, while the second session dealt with ‘Strengthening Capabilities and the Work Environment in the Fields of Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management’.
H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, said that “This conference stems from the keenness of Rabdan Academy to employ local and international platforms, which place an explicit value in promoting the principles of knowledge and education through consolidating collective thinking, encouraging innovation, exchanging knowledge and formulating new insights and ideas in line with the UAE’s directions and vision”.
His Excellency also added that the event embodies a knowledge platform consistent with Rabdan Academy’s insights to recruit and enhance talent and available resources, consolidate exchanging ideas, support education programmes, events and purposeful academic meetings, which contribute to achieving the greatest benefit for the participants.
Speaking in the first session of the conference were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity in the government of UAE, Dr. Julian Laufs, Director of Relations and Innovation at the National Cyber Defence center and Prof. Spyridon Litsas, Professor of Homeland Security at Rabdan Academy.
The speakers in the second session of the conference were Dr. Anna Dolidze, Associate Professor at Rabdan Academy, Dr. Asma Al-Nuaimi, Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy, Dr. Deena Al Sori, Academic Adviser at Rabdan Academy.
It is worth noting that TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.