Swalif means “to chat” in the Qatari dialect. In this virtual series, Qatari social media influencer Hamad Al-Amari “swalifs” with invited American experts about hot topics, including the U.S. election system, Arab-American heritage, mental health, media literacy, entrepreneurship, education in the U.S., among others.

This month’s topic will be on “Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy” with Ahmad Ashkar, founder of Falafel Inc. and the Hult Prize Foundation – named in a TIME Magazine cover story featuring the top five ideas changing the world and called by Newsweek, Bloomberg, and others, the founder of “the Nobel Prize for Students.” Fast Company has also named his company, “one of the world’s most innovative” in their listing of innovation award rankings. His startups, learning programs, projects, and companies have been recognized as some of the most impactful in the world. He has built leading entrepreneur and learning programs for governments across the Middle East, including the Palestinian Territories, his ancestral home, where his organization trains and empowers more than 10,000 Palestinian youth annually. Ahmad is an Arab-American with years spent on teaching entrepreneurship, building world-leading innovation and acceleration programs, educational content, and inspiring youth to change the world through business.

Join the conversation on @USEmbassyDoha’s Facebook or Instagram page on Wednesday, May 26th at 8PM!