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Dr. Kobb spent 3 months in the spring of 2016 at
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi
Arabia. Advising the Social Responsibility department on developing and implementing social responsibility partnerships strategy to improve the quality of life for
communities in Saudi Arabia. Just in thie to be aligning and integrating the themes of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Partnership development and stakeholders engagement strategic planning.
Participated on April 29-30, in the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) 48 hour Ideation Challenge that took place at KAUST. For the first time, 5 Saudi
universities and 150 students came together to try to come up with the best solution for a global issues. More info: https://innovation.kaust.edu.sa/steam-to-save-the-day/
STEAM is a collaboration between KAUST Entrepreneurship Center, Spring Enrichment Program (SEP) and student group eBIG. The whole operation is in partnership with Islamic Development Bank, which
awarded the winning team $10,000 USD. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zTbeUjVCIY
With Country Faces/Music/Date Palms we were part of ArtWeek Boston in the spring of 2017 and presented at the International Women's Club of Boston (IWCB).
More info about ArtWeek Boston:
We building foundations for understanding the diversity of our society. Through inclusiveness presenting an opportunity to know and respect the reach heritage of
Learning about the variety of Date Palm fruits, its nutritional values and support to civilizations throughout the history globally. Participate and receive an invite
to taste the delicious variety of dates.
Walke in the park and see the Faces of Qatar photography project that makes everyone re-evaluate their perception of the other people living here and to encourage the
different nationalities to meet, get to know one another and understand the many similarities they share.
Bring your drawing and painting kits to work on painting the trees in the Arnold Arboretum and the palms at the Red Sea coast through the interactive art class with a
female artist from Saudi Arabia. Listen while painting to the music created by Russian and Tajik musicians that creates happiness and helps to representatives of different cultures and generations to
find common language.
Tamar – meaning “date” (the fruit), “date palm” or just “palm tree” and is same in Hebrew and Arabic.
Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States - Dr. Tatjana Kobb participated in the Working Group I meeting when she lived in Doha, Qatar.
Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) convened the first working group under the research initiative Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States on April 27-28,
2014. Healthcare practitioners, strategists and social scientists from various disciplinary backgrounds gathered over two days to discuss the rapidly changing health profile of the region, the
existing conditions of health systems, and the challenges posed to healthcare management across the six countries of the GCC.