Dr. Emma Soubrier

Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) - Universite Clermont Auvergne (UCA) .

Dr. Emma Soubrier is an associate researcher at the Centre Michel de l’Hospital, Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA) and a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Her research focuses on the security strategies and foreign policies of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, particularly the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, and the political economy of arms trade in the Gulf. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in French and English on Gulf security issues, including “Evolving Foreign and Security Policies: A Comparative Study of Qatar and the UAE,” in The Small Gulf States: Foreign and Security Policies, edited by Khalid Almezaini and Jean-Marc Rickli (Routledge 2016). Emma was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the UCA (France) and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her PhD in political science from the UCA in 2017 and holds an MA in international relations from the Sorbonne University (Paris, France).

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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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