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GRM 2023 Call for Workshop Proposal is now OPEN:

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Deadline for proposal: November 11, 2022

GRM 2023 Call for Workshop Proposal is now OPEN:

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Deadline for proposal: November 11, 2022

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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.

Deadline for proposal: November 11, 2022

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GRM 2022


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 and instructions on how to register as a paper presenter or listening participant.

Carbon Neutrality in the GCC: Between good-intentioned pledges and the harsh reality

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Gulf States and the Indo-Pacific: Agents or Objects of Geopolitical Competition?

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The Dimensions of Saudi Arabia’s Soft Power

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Economic Statecraft, Coercion, and Resilience in the Gulf

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Women in the GCC Socio-economic Contributions to the Urbanisation of Gulf Countries: Status, Challenges, Aspirations.

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Challenges of Change and Transformation in the Gulf During COVID Times: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions

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Living Together Separately: social and cultural implications of migration to the GCC countries

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Tourism, economic diversification and economic diplomacy: Lessons from the Arabian Gulf

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Challenges in the COVID Environment: Lessons for Higher Education Reform in the Gulf

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Gulf State donors across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

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GRM 2022 Workshop


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

Professional Lecturer & Resident Scholar -Director of the Program on Economics and Energy

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

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

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

Associate Professor -
Zayed University

Associate Fellow -
Chatham House - Middle East & North Africa Programme

Senior Research Fellow -
King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies

Associate Professor of Public Policy Public Policy
Qatar University

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Professor -Security
Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

Associate Professor -
Carleton University Canada

Head of the Department of Business Administration -
University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CAS-Ibri), Oman

Professor of Psychology -
Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering -
Rochester Institute of Technology

Senior research fellow -
National University of Singapore

Assistant professor of Political Science -
Zayed University


Assistant Professor Energy politics in Russia and GCC
Khalifa University

Associate Professor -
Qatar University

Research Associate Professor -
Qatar University

Gulf University for Science and Technology

Associate Professor of Architecture -
Bond University

Associate Professor -
Zayed University

Research Fellow -
International Institute for Strategic Studies

Assistant Professor and Programme Director -
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Founding Director -
Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies

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Travel Information


No direct transport to and from Cambridge will be provided. More...


All participants are expected to arrive by the afternoon on Tuesday, July 21, 2021 and stay until ... More

Travel Allowence

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