This year’s GRM workshops cover a wide range of topics in the fields of politics, economics, energy, security and the wider social sciences as they relate to the wider Gulf region (GCC countries in addition to Iraq and Yemen).

Jul 14 – 16 . Starts in 32 days

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  • Opening Ceremony
  • Sessions
  • GRM 2022 Program
  • Materials

GRM 2022 Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 14 July, 2022

16:00 – 18:00 (BST) GRM Opening Ceremony at
West Road Concert Hall
18:15 (BST) GRM 2022 Group, Photograph at
King’s College
19:00 – 21:00 (BST) Reception and Gala Opening Dinner at
King’s College
H.E. Prof. Einas S. Al-Eisa President Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
Professor David Cardwell Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning University of Cambridge
H.E. Mr. Amin Awad Assistant Secretary-General United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager Chairman Gulf Research Center
Dr. Christian Koch Director of Research Gulf Research Center

Workshop 1

Carbon Neutrality in the GCC: Between good-intentioned pledges and the harsh reality
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Ahmed Badran
Dr. Elie Azar
Dr. Wael Abdel Samad

Workshop 2

Gulf States and the Indo-Pacific: Agents or Objects of Geopolitical Competition?
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Jean-Loup Samaan
Dr. Jonathan Fulton
Dr. Li-Chen Sim

Workshop 3

The Dimensions of Saudi Arabia’s Soft Power
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Neil Quilliam
Dr. Mark C Thompson

Workshop 4

Economic Statecraft, Coercion, and Resilience in the Gulf
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Karen Young
Camille Lons
Dr. Hasan T Alhasan

Workshop 5

Women in the GCC Socio-economic Contributions to the Urbanisation of Gulf Countries: Status, Challenges, Aspirations
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Professor Daniela A. Ottmann
Professor Adina Hempel

Workshop 6

Challenges of Change and Transformation in the Gulf During COVID Times: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Professor David B. DesRoches
Dr. Amr Al Azm
Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov

Workshop 7

Living Together Separately: social and cultural implications of migration to the GCC countries

Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Amb. Talmiz Ahmad
TC Niblock
Professor Degang Sunn

Workshop 8

Tourism, economic diversification and economic diplomacy: Lessons from the Arabian Gulf
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Magdalena Karolak
Dr. Omar Moufakkir

Workshop 9

Challenges in the COVID Environment: Lessons for Higher Education Reform in the Gulf
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Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Reynaldo Gacho Segumpan
Professor John McAlaney

Workshop 10

Gulf State donors across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

Friday, 15 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022 , 09:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Directors

Dr. Ghassan Elkahlout
Professor Sultan Barakat

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - Registration Venues/Days

15:00 - 19:00 (BST)

Registration for all GRM Attendees  University Arms Hotel Foyer – Registration Area

Thursday, 14 July 2022

  • Registration for all GRM Attendees 9:30 – 14:30 (BST)
  • Workshop Co-directors’ Briefing at West Road Concert Hall 15:00 – 15:45 (BST)
  • GRM 2022 Opening Ceremony at West Road Concert Hall 16:00 – 18:00 (BST)
    • Introductory remarks by Dr.Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center
    • Welcome remarks by Professor David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning University of Cambridge
  • Keynote Speakers
           H.E. Prof. Einas S. Al-Eisa, President of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University          H.E. Mr. Amin Awad,  Assistant Secretary-General United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine
  • Questions from the audience and discussion
  • Closing
  • GRM Group Photograph 2022 at King’s College 18:15 (BST)
  • Reception and Gala Opening Dinner at King’s College 19:00 – 21:00 (BST)

Friday, 15 July 2022

  • Registration for all GRM Attendees 08:00 – 18:30 (BST)
  • Workshop Timings 09:00 – 18:00 (BST)
  • Lunch at King’s College 13:00 – 14:15 (BST)
  • Dinner at King’s College 19:00 – 21:00 (BST)

Saturday, 16 July 2022

  • Registration for all GRM Attendees 08:00 – 19:30 (BST)
  • Workshop Timings 09:00 – 18:00 (BST)
  • Lunch at Corpus Christi College 13:00 – 14:15 (BST) For Workshops 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
  • Lunch at Downing College 13:00 – 14:15 (BTS) For Workshops 2, 3, 7, 10