the uae50 conference

The UAE50 International Conference is a two day event in partnership with NYU AD and held in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the UAE Constitution. A historic conference with notable speakers from the UAE and around the globe. Drawn from the worlds of government, academia and law, this conference is destined to build bridges of understanding and social development between nations.


Opening addresses will be given by His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to the President of the UAE and the Chancellor of UAE University, and Rev Jonathan Aitken who, as a member of the British Government at the time, was influential in the early stages of the drafting of the Constitution. Speakers will also include Lord Udny-Lister of the UK-UAE Business Council, Professor Denis Galligan of Oxford University and Professor John Coughlin of NYU Abu Dhabi.

Centred around three main sessions, the conference will look closely at the past, present and future impact of the Constitution.

The opening session will look at the making of the Constitution from both the UAE and British aspects as well as the history and social structure of the Gulf States. The second session takes an analytical view, appraising the present status affecting society, government and the law, and reviews the nature, form and content of the Constitution. 

Finally, the last session provides an overview of the Constitution for the future from an international perspective, addressing the issues to be confronted in the next fifty years.

With each session punctuated by open forums and a final summary session to close, the Conference promises to be of considerable interest to a large cross section of society including government, academia, educational establishments and businesses.

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Taking place on 22nd and 23rd November 2021, this unique and engaging event will be broadcast online but will also embrace post conference publications, online exhibitions of photographs, as well as document records and interviews. It is also the world's first conference to be translated in real time using the new, ground-breaking technology by PixselChat Lounge. 

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uae50 supporters

The UAE50 Conference has already received great support from the prominent interest groups such as BBG AD, UUBC, and AmCham AD, collaborating in organising a webinar held in early June to introduce the UAE50 Programme and The Sands Of Time Projects.