Dr. May Al Dabbagh

Director - Gender and Public Policy Program Dubai School of Government .

May Al-Dabbagh is the Founder and Director of the Gender and Public Policy Program at the Dubai School of Government where she has taught and published on a variety of topics including cross-cultural and social/organizational psychology; theory and method in assessing the relationship between the self and context; cultural and gender differences in leadership, decision-making, and job-related outcomes. Al-Dabbagh is also a research associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program and is currently heading a multiyear research project on “Intersections between culture and gender in negotiation” which focuses on gender and globalization in negotiation in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries. Al-Dabbagh is a member of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the International Association for Conflict Management, the Middle East Studies Association of North America, and the Academy of Management. She is a board member of the Banawi Industrial Group in Saudi Arabia and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011. She has publications in Arabic and English and her work has been featured in over 40 local, regional, and international media outlets. In 2006, Al-Dabbagh earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. She earned her B.A. degree in psychology from Harvard University, where she graduated in 1999 with high honors.

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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.

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