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"Ithra Talks: Up Close With " is a speaker series that provides live interactive sessions with international industry experts and celebrities. We offer the opportunity to connect with audiences and provoke insightful conversations that spark inspiration and foster learning in different fields, such as science, film, fashion and design.
Despite the physical distance, audiences will have the chance to meet their role model in a virtual setting facilitated by a local moderator, while listening to the speaker's words of wisdom and motivation.

Ithra Talks with Idris Elba

A closer look into Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba's journey as a professional actor, his beginnings, success story and what shaped him to become a globally known name within his field while shedding light on the industry and his perspective on the film scene in the region.

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Date: 13 June, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Platform: Youtube Live

Ithra Talks with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Science is the most important aspect of our modern life. From tiny unseen particles to far away stars in the universe, science tackles them all. In this session, we are joined by possibly the most famous science communicator in the world Neil deGrasse Tyson, to share his insights on the wonders of science in our lives.

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Date: 20 June, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Platform: Youtube Live

Ithra Talks with Kjetil Thorsen and Fatmah Alrashid

Rising 90 meters above the Dhahran skyline, an iconic architectural landmark for culture beckons. Inspired by the simple arrangement of desert stones it is an avant-garde complex of interconnected buildings dedicated to creative expression, exploration, learning, and innovation, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is a sanctuary of knowledge that symbolizes innovative architecture and cutting-edge engineering. During this session, we will be joined by Snøhetta Founding Partner Kjetil Traedal Thorsen and Head of Strategy at Ithra Fatmah Alrashid for a deep dive behind the design of this iconic building.

Join us for an insightful session between our guest speakers Kjetil Trædal Thorsen the founding partner of Snøhetta, the architectural firm behind building and Ithra’s Head of Strategy Fatmah Alrashid to discover the dynamic layers of this enriching landmark.

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Date: 27 June, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Platform: Youtube Live