Dr. Li-Chen Sim

Assistant Professor Energy politics in Russia and GCC Khalifa University .

Li-Chen Sim is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International and Civil Security at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and a non-resident scholar at the US Middle East Institute. She is a specialist in the political economy of Russian and Gulf energy and its intersection with international relations. Her research interests include energy transition politics in the Middle East, Gulf-Asia exchanges, and Russia-Middle East interactions. She is the author of academic articles, chapters, policy pieces, and books including Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa, External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies, and Privatization of the Russian Oil Industry.

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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