Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
Prominent Voice of the Arab Spring
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi (Arabic: سلطان سعود القاسمي) is an Emirati commentator on Arab affairs. Sultan Al-Qassemi is widely recognized for his use of Twitter and has been described by numerous media outlets as a prominent voice during the events of the ongoing Arab Spring. In February 2014 Sultan Al Qassemi joined the Global Commission on Internet Governance and in the summer of 2014 became an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow. In the Spring of 2017 Al Qassemi was a practitioner in residence at the Hagop Kevorkian Center of Near East Studies at New York University, where he offered a special course on Politics of Middle Eastern Art.