An expert panel discusses the findings of the ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018.

Professor Tom Fletcher CMG

Professor Tom Fletcher CMG
Visiting Professor of International Relations at NYUAD and Visiting Professor and Special Advisor, Emirates Diplomatic Academy

Tom has served extensively as a diplomat in the British Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Tom was the Foreign Policy Adviser to three British Prime Ministers (2007–11), and was British Ambassador to Lebanon (2011–15).

He is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University, and the Global Strategy Director for the Global Business Coalition for Education, which seeks to harness private sector efforts to get 75 million children into school. He chairs the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, promoting Britain's most dynamic and magnetic sector overseas. He recently led a government review of British diplomacy, and chaired a report on the future of the UN. His book ’The Naked Diplomat - Power & Politics in the Digital Age' was published in 2016. Tom is a co–founder of the Foundation for Opportunity, which supports good people doing good things in public life.


Watch Findings Debated

Watch our panel of experts discuss the key findings of the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018. The wide-ranging conversation takes on hot-button issues facing youth today, including how they view their future, the digital revolution and shifting attitudes to the region’s friends and enemies.