Professor David B. DesRoches

Professor -Security Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies .

DB Des Roches is a professor of practice at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington DC. A former Army officer and career civil servant in the US Department of Defense, he has served as the Defense Department director for the Arabian Peninsula, for Pakistan, and in a variety of other positions. He is a non-resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, the Gulf International Forum, and is Senior International Relations Fellow at the National Council on US – Arab Relations. He has written many articles and chapters on Middle East issues, and is a frequent commentor on US and Middle East relations on Middle East television.

About Workshops

Useful Information

  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
  • 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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GRM Workshops

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Each workshop has its individual agenda, which run concurrently alongside the main conference programme.


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