Professor Tim Niblock

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

Professor Tim Niblock is Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Exeter. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has held the position of Vice-President of the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (2009-2014), Vice-Chair of the UK Council of Area Studies Associations (2010-2014), and Vice-President of the British Society for Middle East Studies (2009-2012). He was the founding Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He has previously served at the University of Khartoum, the University of Reading, and the University of Durham. Among his published books are: The Gulf States, Asia and the Indian Ocean: Ensuring the Security 6 of the Sea Lanes (edited with Talmiz Ahmad and Degang Sun, 2018); Conflict Resolution and the Creation of a Security Community in the Gulf Region (edited, with Talmiz Ahmad and Degang Sun); Security Dynamics of East Asia in the Gulf Region (edited, with Yang Guang, 2014); The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia (2007), Saudi Arabia: Power, Legitimacy and Survival (2006); ‘Pariah States’ and Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya and Sudan (2001); Class and Power in Sudan (1987); Iraq: the Contemporary State (edited, 1982); State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (edited, 1981); and Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (edited, 1980).

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  • 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.

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