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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.

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GRM 2023


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.

Sustainable Development Financing and the Role of the Financial Sector in the GCC Region

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Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Model: it’s Role in the GCC States’ National Visions

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Perspectives on Hard Security Issues in the Gulf

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Industrial Policies in the Gulf and the Middle East

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The Renewed & Expanded Role of the Gulf on the Global Energy Scene

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Recent Labour and Migration Reforms and Policies in the Gulf: Impact on Economies and Societies

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The Leading Role of Gulf Higher Education in Achieving Sustainability and Addressing Climate Change

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Cultural Heritage in the Gulf – Emerging Trends, Identity Politics, Challenges, and Concerns

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Women in the GCC: Negotiating Leadership, Power, and Change

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Israel and the Gulf Monarchies: A New Regional Security Complex or Just Complex Regional Security?

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The Future of the GCC as an Institution

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The Gulf and the Horn of Africa: Trans-Regional Competition and Cooperation

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Innovation and Development of Knowledge Societies – The Transformational Impact of Intellectual Property on Knowledge Based Economic Growth with a Focus on Emerging Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and IP financing

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GRM 2023 Workshop


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

Assistant Professor of Islamic Finance and Sustainable Development at College of Islamic Studies -
Hamad bin Khalifa University


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

Associate Professor -
Qatar University

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

Assistant Professor of History -
Kuwait University

PhD Candidate in Politics -
University of Otago

Associate Professor of Higher Education at the College of Education Education systems and policies
Sultan Qaboos University

Executive Director of Copyrights Intellectual Property
Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP)

Visiting Research Fellow -
LSE Middle East Centre

Director of the Durham Centre in Islamic Economics and Finance -
Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Political Economy & Finance at the Durham University Business School

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

IR, Foreign Policy, Area studies, Geopolitics
Qatar University

Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education -
University of Toronto

Editor-in-Chief -
East Med Energy

Senior Fellow
Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

Professor of Regional Security (Middle East) Security of the Middle East
Durham University and NTNU

Director of the Strategic and International Studies Program
Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies

Research Associate Professor -
Qatar University

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs -
Georgetown University Qatar

Professor of Migration and Development at the Lahore School of Economics, Scientific Director, Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme -

Non-Resident Fellow -
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

Senior Lecturer in Law Intellectual Property
University of Aston

Emeritus Professor of Middle East Politics Middle East Politics
University of Exeter/Tsinghua University

Professor in the History of the Muslim Peoples in the Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies -
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Associate Professor law and human rights, cultural rights
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Emeritus Professor International Law
School of Law, Charles Darwin University

Assistant Professor at College of Economics and Finance
Qatar University

Emeritus Professor at University of Leeds, and Principal Investigator at EU funded project Financialisation Economy Society and Sustainable Development. -
University of Leeds

Senior Scholar, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge -
Chief Economist, Gulf Research Center


Professor and Deputy Director Middle East Studies
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Fudan University

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Travel Information


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