Cruise Ship Speakers

Arabic Culture & Studies
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Sir Michael Burton KCVO, CMG
History & World Affairs
Coming from: London,    UK
Sir Michael Burton is a highly experienced Lecturer. His wide-ranging diplomatic career and extensive travels in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and South and South East Asia provide the material for many of his lectures. These cover the history and current affairs of regions visited ranging from Indonesia to the Panama Canal - as well as more general subjects such as the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Royal Visits and the British Honours System. A retired ambassador and Arabist, he currently advises a global conglomerate and gives master classes on current affairs.

Stephen Cole
Presenter / Al Jazeera / BBC World
CELEBRITY
Coming from: London,    UK
Stephen Cole is the senior anchorman and correspondent for the Royal Television Society Award winners Al Jazeera English based in the Middle East and London. He is considered as one of the best known faces of international news television. He is the longest-serving British male Presenter of 24-Hour news. Stephen presents a series of talks on cruise ships about his 40 years in the News and the history of Arab TV.

Clive Leatherdale
International History and Geo-Politics
PhD
Coming from: Southend-on-Sea,  Essex  UK
Clive Leatherdale is an author, editor, publisher and lecturer. He has been a cruise-ship lecturer, for various cruise-lines, since 2013. He specialises in international history and geo-politics. His preferred destinations are worldwide. Clive is the author of more than a dozen books.

Leslie John McLoughlin
World Affairs
Arab world specialist since 1960
Coming from: Exeter,  Devon  UK
Professor Leslie McLoughlin was Director of Studies at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies (MECAS), Shemlan , Lebanon 1965-68 and 1970-75. He lectured in Arabic and Islamic studies at Edinburgh University 1969-70 and also taught at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and 1970. In 1987 he founded the MECAS Association. Leslie has lectured in Arabic in many Arabic countries most recently in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He is also a guest speaker on cruises specializing in three areas : the Mediterranean, the Baltic area and Arab waters.