Walid Al-Saqaf confirmed as first speaker for TEDxUppsalaUniversity on Resilience

Published on TEDxUppsalaUniversity website.

We are extremely excited to officially confirm Walid Al-Saqaf as the first speaker at TEDxUppsalaUniversity. Walid will give a talk on ‘Rising to the occasion and fighting for your ideals, and overcoming life’s difficulties through resilience’ and sees himself as a Yemeni activist.


“I wish to share with the audience some of the memorable and difficult moments of my life both on the personal and professional levels” tells Walid when we asked him for a more personal question why he wants to share his stories at TEDx.

Walid is a man with many achievements. He has experience within software development, journalism and academic research. His journeys through these remarkably exciting fields let him acquire unique experience. By combining the three fields we can look forward to Walid speaking about freedom of expression, which few people can do in such a personal way. Furthermore he is currently the director of master programme in journalism at Örebro University and focuses his research on internet censorship.

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Click here to read Walid Al-Saqaf featured alumni story, Then and Now.