The Gulf Research Center is pleased to announce that the 2012 Gulf Research Meeting will be held from 11-14 July 2012 at the University of Cambridge. The third annual Gulf Research Meeting aims to provide an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and promote scholarly and academic exchange among scholars. The GRC, in association with the GRCC (Gulf Research Centre Cambridge), hopes to expand the scope of the meeting and offer deeper insight into the issues facing the GCC, thereby adding to scholarly research on the region.
This event brings together a community of scholars and specialists working on the Gulf region in order to broaden the academic literature on this critical region and to create a network where people from all over the world can come together to exchange views, present their work, enhance their understanding on issues topical and related to the region, and plan for future projects and collaborative work.
Two meetings have been held so far in 2010 and 2011 and we are proud to say that the meetings have exceeded our expectations.
Taken together, more than 750 leading academics, area specialists, policy practioners and students have participated in the two events resulting in 29 workshops and more than 450 papers being submitted. Not only is this a valuable scholarly contribution to the literature on the region but the GRM has further led to increased involvement of people from the region itself. So far, about 35 percent of participants have come from the GCC countries themselves.
We intend to continue to develop the GRM so that it becomes the key annual meeting for scholars on the Gulf.
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