Future Leaders of the Arab World at #tq2017

Future Leaders of the Arab World at #tq2017

The Arabic Committee this year is comprised of twenty-five delegates, all of whom have a combined interest in strengthening their Arabic language skills, and a desire to learn more about the issues facing Arab nations today. It is one thing to be able to speak Arabic, but being able to reason, debate, and negotiate in Arabic demonstrates a whole new command of the language, which has benefits beyond that of communication – this Committee fosters the same sort of diplomacy in its delegates that is essential for addressing some of the most pressing issues faced in the Middle East today.

The energy in the Arabic Committee during Opening Speeches today was inspiring; when the chairs asked for delegates to present their speeches, delegates raised their placards with pride, excited to express their interest for the Conference. They presented with poise, spoke with clarity and confidence, and wanted to continue speaking even when the Chairs politely asked them to wrap up their speeches, and the process repeated as new delegates were chosen. Amid all the speeches, the delegates were taking notes attentively and asking the Chairs questions, excited to immerse themselves in the Conference.

 

If these speeches were any indication of how their Conference would go, the delegates all displayed essential traits of future world leaders, fueled by a desire to see change for the better.

The Arabic Committee this year is comprised of twenty-five delegates, all of whom have a combined interest in strengthening their Arabic language skills, and a desire to learn more about the issues facing Arab nations today. It is one thing to be able to speak Arabic, but being able to reason, debate, and negotiate in Arabic demonstrates a whole new command of the language, which has benefits beyond that of communication – this Committee fosters the same sort of diplomacy in its delegates that is essential for addressing some of the most pressing issues faced in the Middle East today.

The energy in the Arabic Committee during Opening Speeches today was inspiring; when the chairs asked for delegates to present their speeches, delegates raised their placards with pride, excited to express their interest for the Conference. They presented with poise, spoke with clarity and confidence, and wanted to continue speaking even when the Chairs politely asked them to wrap up their speeches, and the process repeated as new delegates were chosen. Amid all the speeches, the delegates were taking notes attentively and asking the Chairs questions, excited to immerse themselves in the Conference.

If these speeches were any indication of how their Conference would go, the delegates all displayed essential traits of future world leaders, fueled by a desire to see change for the better.