15 August, 2019
Our PhD student, Saleh Hassan, was recently being a delegate at the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1-7 August 2019. This annual symposium is organized by Humanitarian Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.
Figure 1. Panel discussion scene at 2019 USLS participated by 1000+ young delegates with 85+ different nationalities from 150+ universities all over the world.
My philosophy as a young researcher: “it is very important to stay engaged with the society/reality with hands-on experience in order to develop innovative solutions and practical technologies”. The sessions of this conference were right on the dot; very advanced state-of-art technologies developed by students were introduced by the president of the National University of Singapore Prof. Tan Eng Chye. On the other hand, a full day activities with refugees reminded us of the blessings we have in our day-to-day life and the need to give more to planet earth and make the world a better place. The officer for outreach, engagement and global communication at the NGO Relations & Advocacy Department of Public Information at the United Nations Mr. Felipe Queipo encouraged all participants to take initiatives and be creative in creating a better future for our planet."
Figure 2. Saleh Hassan was in a voluntary program to cheerish refugee children that experienced traum.
Figure 3. Saleh F. Hassan and Omar Obed during the first day of the symposium (cultural day). Omar is also doing master at KAUST. They both are the only delegates from Saudi Arabia in this symposium.
Official YouTube video highlighting the 2019 Conference
Saleh was interviewed by the Star (Local Malaysia News Paper) to share feedback on the conference ( last 4 paragraphs of the article)
Local TV News:
This video was broadcasted in the local news (link)