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The Arab Spring: Impacts and Consequences on the GCC - Workshop Schedule
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Time
Activity
09:00-09:30 Welcome and Introductory Paper
Director 1 & Director 2
May Seikaly and Khawla Mattar
Session One:
09:30-11:00 Impact of the Arab Spring and Reactions in the Gulf
"Social engineering vs Democratic reform: The search for Appropriate Platform to the Upcoming Earthquake in the GCC
Name: Metodi Hadji-Janev

"The Arab Spring: A View for the Arab Gulf States
Name: Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

"Potential of Power Sharing in view of Arab Spring
Name: Abdulnabi Alekry
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Discussant for the three papers: Jennifer Hunt
Session Two:
12:30-13:00 Yacoob Abba Omar
Sovereignty, Citizenship and Identity
"Notions of sovereignty in the ArabWorld: an examination of state and citizenship in the aftermath of the Arab Spring"
Name: Yacoob Abba Omar
13:00-14:00 Lunch break (Lunch Venue - Kings)
Continue Session Two:
14:00-15:00 "Democratic Challenge in the Gulf: Between Aspirations and Desperation"
Name: May Seikaly
"Concentric Identitiesin Kuwait and Bahrain and it'seffect on the Arab Spring"
Name: Reem Abou-Samra
15:00-16:00 Discussant: Soraya Altorki
16:00-16:30 Afternoon Break

Note to all Participants:
All meetings will be held in Sidwick Hall /situated in Newman College. This venue for our meetings is 10 minutes away from King's College where all activities, particularly breaks for tea/coffee and lunches are held. For that reason all our sessions will abide by the time specified for breaks for tea/coffee and lunches in order to give ourselves time to make it to King's College. This has been noted in the edited schedule.


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