Democratic Institutions and Community Relations in Bahrain
Dr Salah Ali, Second Vice-President to the Parliament and Chairman of the Al-Menbar National Islamic Society
Diaa Yehia Ali Al Mosaw, Member of the Shura Council
Anwar Mohammed Abdul Rahman, Chairman of the Al Hilal Group, Akhbar Al Khaleej and Gulf Daily News
Chair: Richard Muir, Sir William Luce Fund, University of Durham
The speakers, with their backgrounds in politics, business and journalism, will offer insights into politics and society in Bahrain today. The kingdom has made steps towards democratic reform since King Hamad came to power in 2002, including the establishment of a directly elected Council of Representatives as part of a bicameral legislature and measures affecting women and community relations.
Dr Salah Ali is Second Vice-President to the Parliament and Chairman of the Al-Menbar National Islamic Society and chief of its parliamentary bloc. The Al-Menbar National Islamic Society is the political wing of the Al Eslah Society in Bahrain.
Diaa Yehia Ali Al Mosaw was appointed as a member of the Shura Council (Upper House) in 2006. He is a member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and writes for Al Wattan and the Gulf Times.
Anwar Mohammed Abdul Rahman is Chairman of the Al Hilal Group, a major publishing and exhibition company in Bahrain. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Akhbar Al Khaleej and Responsible Editor of Gulf Daily News.
The meeting will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only.
For more information please contact the Middle East and North Africa Programme.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.