The task force will explore macro- and microeconomic policies that address high youth
and help to
provide skills and opportunities for young people. It will examine how to create innovative
programs to encourage cross-generational engagement.
Economic and demographic factors, and regional conflicts have driven a significant portion of
population to voluntarily or forcibly migrate. Much of this migration is from developing to
countries, with migrants and refugees often encountering problems integrating socially and
The task force will discuss policy options that could enable migrants to better integrate
economically, including providing access and education opportunities for migrant and refugee
children. It will
provide evidence-based research on the social, political and economic impacts of migrants. It
a greater understanding of migration mechanisms and aims to learn from success stories.
Dr. Al Saud is the Governor of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Saudi Arabia,
runs a medical
practice, and is the Vice President of External Relations at Alfaisal University in
Riyadh. During her tenure,
Dr. Al Saud created multiple committees to streamline women’s admission and improve
their learning environment.
As a leading advocate for the advancement of female education, she vigorously supported
admitting women into the
university. Today, women are enrolled into four colleges including medicine,
engineering, science and business.
Dr. Al Saud holds a MBBS degree from King Saud University, College of Medicine (1986).
She completed the
Residency program at George Washington University Hospital for internal Medicine (1993).
She acquired the
American Board of Internal Medicine Certification (1994) and continues to hold it. She
was also a Board Member
at the Primary Vascular Research Institute. Presently, Dr. Al Saud is a Consultant of
Internal Medicine and
Senior Clinical Scientist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre and an
assistant professor of
College of Medicine at Alfaisal University.
Mohammed Alrmizan is a Research Fellow at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic
Studies. He holds an MA in Journalism from Istanbul University, and a BA in Media
Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Alrmizan research interests include Turkish foreign and internal politics, and Middle
Eastern, Saudi affairs, Gulf Arab States, Arab migration and diaspora in Turkey, and
Turkish press, and Arab journalism and media.
Dr Alsharekh is an associate fellow in the Chatham House MENA Program, and director of
Consultancy which leads the "Empowering Kuwaiti Women in Politics" training
program.She has held senior consultative and teaching positions in academic,
governmental and non-governmental
institutions in the Gulf and abroad, and is a board member of several academic and
non-governmental organisations, as well as directing the Abolish153 campaign to end
Her research won the Arab Prize for best publication in a foreign and Popular and
Political Cultures of the Arabian Gulf
States, examining the persistent importance of family and tribe in modern Gulf politics
and society. She was awarded the
knighthood of the National Order of Merit by the French government in 2016 for her
dedication to improving women's
rights in the region.
Dr. Astrid Skala-Kuhmann is an international lawyer in a senior-management position with
many years’ experience in emerging markets. Since 2011, she has been serving as Director
of the Department Global Partnerships – Emerging Economies in the Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, reporting directly to the board.
Previously, from 2005 to 2011, she served as the GIZ’s Chief Resident Representative and
Country Director in the P.R. China.
She has long-term experience in Asia, in-depth knowledge in global-governance issues as
well as a comprehensive understanding of
Chinese policy-making and framework conditions. Ms. Skala-Kuhmann began her career as an
attorney-at-law with the international law firm White & Case (formerly Feddersen &
Laule) in Frankfurt before joining the GIZ where she coordinated various programs in the
Middle East and worked as legal advisor in Indonesia, and later headed the division for
Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore for several years. In the course of her career she has
also served as an advisor to German Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer
Protection (BMEL), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other international
Dr. Skala-Kuhmann is a supervisory board member of Lenzing AG and
Semperit AG, Austria. She holds a Ph.D. in international environmental law from the
University of Göttingen, and is recipient of various scholarships und awards.
Güven Sak holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University and
M.A. degree from University of
East Anglia. He worked as a senior researcher at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, as
faculty member of the
Department of Public Finance at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University and
an external founding member
of the Monetary Policy Council of the Central Bank of Turkey.
He became Professor of Public Economics in 2003. In 2006, he was transferred to the
University of Economics and Technology. He was the founding Managing Director of the
Economic Policy Research
Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) in 2004 which is the first and only economic policy think
in Turkey. Güven Sak
writes on economic issues for Dünya, and Hürriyet Daily News. He is currently the
and Area Studies Program
Director of TEPAV and Rector of TOBB ETU.