The keynotes by Sheikha Al Mayassa identify the difficulties in finding a cohesive cultural identity. In her keynotes, she touches on the role of art in globalization, and the confusion towards culture in 2012.
Sheikha Al-Mayassa earned her B.A. in political science and literature from Duke University, and was a delegate to the 2001-2002 Model United Nations. She created the NGO Reach Out to Asia that provides quality education to natural disaster victims in Asia. She is the chair for the Qatar Museums Authority and the Doha Film Institute.
The keynotes by Sheikha Al-Mayassa educate and drive cross-cultural interaction. She is one of the world leaders pushing diversity, and her vision is to secure local identity as the world becomes more personalized.