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Announcement: 9th Gulf Research Meeting, July 31-August 3, 2018, University of Cambridge, UK: call for papers

Thursday Dec 21, 2017

9th Gulf Research Meeting, July 31-August 3, 2018, University of Cambridge, UK: call for papers The Gulf Research Center will hold its 9th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) at the University of Cambridge, from July 31st to August 3rd, 2018

The objective of the Gulf Research Meeting is to provide an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and to encourage scholarly and academic exchange among those working on or interested in the developments taking place that are defining the Gulf region and their constituent societies.

All interested persons are invited to apply online on GRM website: where they also will find more information about the event.

For its 9th edition, the Gulf Research Meeting will be hosting 10 workshops on the following topics:

- Gulf Cooperation Council Culture and Identities in the New Millennium: Resilience, Transformation, (Re)Creation and Diffusion

- The Gulf and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

- The Gulf States in East Africa: Security, Economic and Strategic Partnerships?

- The Rise of International Sport on the Arab Peninsula: Politics, Art, Ethics

- Iraq and Arab Gulf Countries: Rapprochement?

- The Future of Population and Migration in the Gulf

- Shaping the Future of the GCC Countries through Language Policy and Planning: Concepts, Challenges and Aspirations

- Fintech, Digital Currency and the Future of Islamic Finance in the GCC- Strategy, Operational and Regulatory Issues

- The Gulf Post-Syrian-Crisis Political Architecture and the Roles of the External Actors: the USA, Russia and China

- A Debate on Economic Sustainability: in the GCC and Elsewhere

Accepted paper presenters will be eligible for a travel allowance. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2018. For further clarifications, please contact Elsa Courdier under