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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

Events

GCC: Evaluation, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

13th June 2019, 09:00 to 17:00, SGIA, Durham University

IMEIS Annual Conference 2019

Keynote: Dr. Abdullah Baabood (Singapore National University)
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Future Prospects

Programme:

9:30 – 10:15

Keynote: Dr. Abdullah Baabood (Singapore National University)

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Future Prospects

10:15 – 11:45

Panel #1 – General Perspectives on the GCC

Hichem Karoui (CCIEC, CIBD) – The Qatar Crisis as a Case Study in the Sociology of Conflict

Máté Szalai (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary) – The Evaluation of the GCC from the Perspective of Small State Studies

Mustafa Amin Muhammed Ali (Qatar University, Qatar) – The Gulf Crisis: The Economic Perspective and the Role of the Gulf Regional Hubs

11:45 – 12:00
Tea and Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00
Sir William Luce Lecture: Philip Winter (OBE Independent Diplomat)
The Ilemi Triangle (Title TBC)

13:00 – 13:30
Lunch

13:45 – 15:15
Panel #2 – Regional Perspectives on the GCC

Alberto Gasparetto (University of Padua, Italy) – Iran, Turkey and the Qatar Crisis with the GCC. Emerging Middle Powers in the Middle East and their Struggle for Hegemony

Cinzia Bianco (University of Exeter, UK) – United We Stand? Measuring Threat Perception of Iran within the Riyadh-Abu Dhabi Axis

Noha Ezzat (Durham University, UK) – Oman: Institutional Genealogy of an Exceptional Foreign Policy

15:15 – 15:30
Tea and Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Panel #3 – Future Perspectives on the GCC

Shadi Mansour (Future for Advanced Research and Studies, UAE) – The Impact of Security Threat on the Unity of GCC

Tahani Alterkate (al-Sabah Programme, Durham University, UK) – Saving the GCC: Kuwait’s Mediation Role in Qatar Crisis

16:30 – 16:45
Tea and Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:30
Final Discussion & Conclusion

To register, please contact Juline Beaujouan juline.a.beaujouan-marliere@durham.ac.uk by 20.00 GMT, Friday 31 May 2019.

Contact juline.a.beaujouan-marliere@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Contact Details

T: +44 (0) 191 334 5742

F: +44 (0) 191 334 5661