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Announcement: The 9th Annual Gulf Research Meeting opens in Cambridge

Thursday Aug 02, 2018

The 9th Annual Gulf Research Meeting opens in Cambridge The Gulf Research Centre hosts its ninth annual Gulf Research Meeting at the University of Cambridge starting from Tuesday, July 31st to August 3rd, 2018. Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center opened the meeting on Tuesday July 1st with welcoming remarks at the Opening Ceremony, followed by Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, who delivered a message on behalf of the University of Cambridge. The Ceremony was mastered by Dr. Christian Koch, Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation, Geneva.

A discussion panel, moderated by Prof. john Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Washington, gathered Prof. Giacomo Luciani, Scientific Director of the Master in International Energy at the Paris School of International Affairs, SciencesPo, France, Mustafa Alani, Director of Security and Defense at the Gulf Research Center, Jeddah and H.E. Dr. Abdullatif Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The objective of the annual gathering is to enhance knowledge about the Gulf, promote scholarly and balanced research about the region, 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. A particular emphasis of the Gulf Research Meeting is to encourage young scholars, in particular from the GCC countries, to engage in the debate and take part in research collaborations. Since its beginning, the meeting has brought together close to 3,000 participants with more than 100 workshops taking place.

Starting on Wednesday, August 1st, ten parallel running workshops are exploring in-depth such issues as culture and identities in the Gulf, the Gulf relations with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Gulf in East Africa, the sport in the Arab Peninsula, Iraq and the Gulf countries, the migration in the Gulf, the language policies in the Gulf, the digital currencies and the Islamic finance, the Gulf Post-Syrian-Crisis Political Architecture and economic sustainability in the Gulf. In these workshops, more than 160 papers are being presented and discussed. The workshops will conclude on Friday, August 3rd.