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Announcement: 5th Annual Gulf Research Meeting opens

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

H.E. Dr. Abdullatif Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, gave the keynote address at the opening session of the fifth annual Gulf Research Meeting by highlighting the turbulence that is impacting the entire Middle East region that is making it difficult to predict what may happen next. The Secretary General stated that the current instability has direct implications in terms of the stability of individual states, for the region as a whole and in terms of the tremendous horrendous humanitarian cost being incurred.

The Gulf Research Meeting is bringing together more than 300 scholars, researchers and policy officials in 14 workshops dedicated to various aspects of Gulf developments. A full list of the workshops can be found here. The meeting is organized by the Gulf Research Center Cambridge.

In addition to H.E. Dr. Al-Zayani, Prof. Giacomo Luciani discussed developments in the critical energy field from the perspective of US moves toward energy independence. Amb. Stuart Laing, Master of Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge and Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center provided welcoming remarks to all delegates. The Gulf Research Meeting goes from August 25 to 28.