Dr. Christian Koch

Director of Research - Gulf Research Center .

Dr. Christian Koch is Senior Advisor and Director of Research at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to joining the Bussola Institute, he served as Director of the GRC Foundation, as Research Program Leader on Gulf-Europe Relations at the GRC in Dubai and as Head of Strategic Studies at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi. Dr. Koch’s work combines the analysis of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states on pertinent foreign and security issues, with a particular interest in GCC-EU relations. He is particularly interested in better understanding the dynamics driving regional security issues in the Gulf region and promoting aspects of cooperative security among regional and international actors. Dr. Koch received his PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

About Workshops

Useful Information

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


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