The Doha Debates Portal
Amplifying a new generation of voices to find solutions to global challenges
Doha Debates brings together diverse perspectives for vibrant dialogue on urgent – and often controversial – issues.
Over the next year, Portals will extend that mission through a network of over 40 global Portals, in which students, community members, and other participants in Doha will engage a broad public conversation in an immersive, intimate space unlike any other.
In the Portal, participants can raise challenging questions with groups around the globe, from a tech hub in Gaza to a university in Texas and a public park in Lagos.
Throughout the global Portals network, few sites are as naturally aligned with the mission of preserving and disseminating knowledge, building public space, and creating cohesive communities across distance and difference as libraries. In many ways, Portals serve as a natural extension to the library.
At Qatar National Library, in partnership with Doha Debates, the Doha_Portal hosts dialogues related to the themes of the Debates, and to the interest of the Library and community members.
Doha Debates Portal Schedule
Doha Debate 1: Global Refugee Crisis
Doha Debate 2: Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Jobs
Doha Debate 3: Global Citizenship and Statelessness (with TED)
Doha Debate 4: Climate Change and Water
Cape Town, South Africa
Doha Debate 5: Loss of Trust in Institutions
Doha Debate 6: Capitalism
About the Doha Debates
Through live debates, videos, blogs and podcasts, Doha Debates will bring people together around one urgent issue at a time. The debates encourage different perspectives, hear the arguments, question them and turn ideas into action.
In today’s deeply polarized and fragmented world, Doha Debates believes we have to learn to listen and act together. How do we tackle the gross injustices around us? How do we create a sustainable future for generations to come?
Forget what you think you know about debates! Doha Debates is new, different, respectful and challenging. Learn more at www.dohadebates.com.