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Lucy Thirkell

Lucy Thirkell is a PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. She is the Managing Editor of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

Personal, unmediated contact between the West and the Middle East is at an all time low, according to Egyptian tycoon and art collector, Shafik Gabr. His eponymous foundation has responded with an initiative sponsoring exchanges between ‘future leaders’ of the West and the Middle East in an effort to build real person-to-person relations. The UK launch at London’s Dorchester Hotel on November 15th aimed to start defining the deficiencies and potential for real dialogue between the West and the Middle East.