We are sorry to inform you that the 11th Gulf Research Meeting that was to take place from July 21-23, 2020, will be postponed until summer 2021 (exact dates TBD) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We appreciate your understanding in what was a very difficult decision for us. Thank you again for your interest in the Gulf Research Meeting.

About GRM

The Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) offers a unique environment to explore matters of key importance to the Gulf region and provides a platform for discussion and dissemination of research in a wide variety of Gulf-related fields, including economic and financial issues, international relations, security, environment, energy and renewable energy, as well as education, labour and social issues. Committed to a high-level academic standard, the GRM's objective is to help generate solutions to many of the region's pressing challenges. Read More












Books Published
GRM 2020


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). You can click on each workshop to read its full description and instructions on how to register as a paper presenter or listening participant.

Art, Museums and Cultural Initiatives in the Arabian Gulf: an examination of future directions in a shifting political world

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Energy Transition and Climate Change, Challenges and Opportunities for the Gulf Region

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Europe and the Multipolarization of the Gulf

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Foreign Aid and the Gulf States

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Industrial Policies in the Gulf

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Maritime Security and the Gulf States: Changing Strategies, New Political Rationales

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Nationalization of GCC Labor Markets: The Changing Role of Higher Education in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Saudi Youth ‘Policy Relevance’: Dilemmas, Challenges, Opportunities

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Social Remittances and Social Change: Links between Home and Host Communities in the Gulf

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The Gulf, Russia and the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

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GRM 2020 Workshop


This year's GRM workshop directors come from a variety of esteemed institutions from both within and outside the Gulf.

Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies -
University of Melbourne

Honorary Senior Research Associate -

Sustainability Research Program Manager -
Gulf Research Center

Assistant Professor -
Kuwait University - Environmental Technology Management, College of Life Sciences

Professor -
Near East South Asia Centre - National Defense University

Professor -
University of Singapore

Professor -
University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies

Associate Researcher -
Université Clermont Auvergne

Professional Lecturer & Resident Scholar -
George Washington University / American Enterprise Institute

Senior Advisor and Director of Research -
Bussola Institute

Research Fellow and Programme Manager -
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Regional Gulf States Programme

Lecturer and Research Associate -
Harvard University - Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Scholar / Chief Economist and Head of Research -
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and Gulf Research Center

Ram Sathe Chair for International Studies / Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE -
Symbiosis International University

Emeritus Professor of Middle East Politics -
University of Exeter


Professor and Deputy Director -
Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University

Associate Professor -
Zayed University

Director -
Nottingham Trent University

Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry Chair in Economic Studies -
Sultan Qaboos University - Humanities Research Center

Associate Fellow -
Chatham House - Middle East & North Africa Programme

Senior Associate Fellow -
King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies

Senior Research & Impact Manager -
The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk)

Professor -
Kuwait University

Senior Researcher -

Professor -
European University Institute

Professor -
Boston College - Department of Political Science

Professor of Political Science -
Kuwait University - College of Social Sciences

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Publisher: Routledge

The Arab Gulf States and the West. Perception and Realities - Opportunities and Perils

This book examines the relations and image of the Arab Gulf...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

GCC Relations with Post-War Iraq: A Strategic Perspective

This volume contains the contributions to the Gulf Research...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

Housing Markets and Policy Design in the Gulf Region

Housing is what creates and defines cities, and affordable h...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: The Local to Global Transformation

Asia constitutes the hub of the transformation of global eco...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

The Gulf and Latin America: An Assessment of Expectations and Challenges

Since the last decade of the 20th century, there has been an...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Security Dynamics of East Asia in the Gulf Region

The Gulf region’s primary economic relationships are rapidly...

Publisher: Springer

Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

This volume presents the outcome of an Agriculture Workshop...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States

This book examines the strategies and dynamics through which...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

The Political Economy of Energy Reform: The Clean Energy-Fossil Fuel Balance in the Gulf

Climate change requires coordinated global responses. All na...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role

This book explores how growing economic ties between Asian c...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the “Age of Terror” and Beyond

“Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the ‘Age of Terr...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Islamic Finance: Political Economy, Performance and Risk (Three Volume Series)

This collection of new research brings together state of the...

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Travel Information


No direct transport to and from Cambridge will be provided. More...


All participants are expected to arrive by the afternoon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and stay until ... More

Travel Allowence

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All those participants that require a visa for the UK must request a letter of invitation from us ... More


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