Lecture: By Dr. Yezid Sayigh
14 December, 2004
Venue: Gulf Research Center, Dubai
The Implications of Arafat’s Death for Palestinian Politics and the Peace Process
The lecture was delivered by Dr. Yezid Sayigh, a former Palestinian adviser and negotiator, and currently a visiting scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. More Details
GRC Workshop on WMD Free Zone
11-12 December, 2004
Voices from the Region:The Gulf as a WMD Free Zone
The workshop is part of the GRC's objective to sponsor and promote a regional disarmament project, based on the principle that all states in the region must reject the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). More Details
GRC and Bertelsmann Foundation workshop
23-25 November, 2004
A Window of Opportunity? Europe, Gulf Security and the Aftermath of the Iraq War
This Dubai workshop is an extension of an understanding between GRC and German think-tank Bertelsmann Foundation to build an international relations program on GCC-EU affairs. More Details
GRC Labor Markets Workshop
October 9, 2004"Conditions of Labor Markets and the Problem of Unemployment in the GCC Countries”
GRC held a one-day workshop in a bid to dwell academically on the genuine conditions of the labor markets and the problem of unemployment in the GCC countries, as well as identify reliable sources of information in connection with these issues.
Participants at the workshop included a distinguished pool of university professors, economic experts, GCC economic and labor policy-makers, as well as a number of private-sector operators who are often accused of being reluctant to employ national workers.
The workshop debated six key working papers. The themes to be discussed at the workshop : data and statistical sources, general indicators of the GCC labor; unemployment rates in the GCC countries and their major characteristics; reasons behind the rise in unemployment in the GCC countries; assessing GCC policies towards remedying unemployment; the probable impact of rising unemployment and proposals for confronting unemployment. More Details
GRC and Sasakawa Peace Foundation media workshop
October 1, 2004
GRC held a one-day workshop on “Media in the Gulf” in Dubai. Reputed journalists from Asian and Gulf countries participated in the discussion held under the auspices of GRC and Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan.
GRC to convene media symposium
September 30, 2004 “New Trends in the Gulf Media amid Domestic Demands and Foreign Pressures”
The editors-in-chief of major Gulf newspapers attended the symposium. Among the other atendees were the directors of the Gulf news agencies, TV channels, radio stations and a group of scholars and media specialists. More Details
Nato deputy secretary-general visits GRC
September 28, 2004
‘Nato looking for regional partners’
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) is on the course to transform itself from being an exclusively military player during the Cold War era to being a political actor, said Nato Deputy Secretary-General Alessandro Minuto Rizzo.
During a visit to the GRC as part of his official visit to the UAE to deliberate on Nato’s recent plan to spread its influence in the Middle East, Rizzo emphasized that Nato was a “different and new organization that was looking for partnerships to share its security and defense expertise”.
GRC & Carnegie workshop
23-24 September, 2004
"Political Reform in the GCC States: the Current Situation and Future Prospects"
A number of experts, researchers and political activists from the GCC States, the US and Europe participated in the workshop which consisted of six sessions over a two-day period. The sessions were conducted as roundtable discussions, without the presentation of formal papers, but with three very brief initial presentations in each session to stimulate the debate.
The themes of the sessions are: why is political reform taking place now?; what reform steps are different countries taking?; views on reform; problems of political reform; the regional and international context of political reform; and the way forward. More Details
Iraq - One Year After the War
8 April, 2004
Forum on "A Year of War and Occupation: Current Conditions in Iraq and their Ramifications for the GCC States" More Details
GRC and the German Business Council
3 April, 2004
GRC hosted a lecture by Prof. Peter Scholl-Latour on "A New Balance of Power in the Middle East" at the Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai. Dr Scholl-Latour outlined his thoughts keeping in view the new developments in Iraq and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
April 1, 2007
Afshin Molavi, Fellow at the Washington-based New America Foundation, a non-profit public policy institute, held discussions on the growing relations between the Gulf countries and Asia.
March 22, 2007
A delegation of 26 students from the Centre for International Studies, Cambridge University, Britain, under the stewardship of Prof. Philip Towle, was briefed on the current developments in the Gulf.
March 11, 2007
Prof. Xiaojie Xu – Director of Institute of Overseas Investment at the China National Petroleum Corporation’s Research Academy of Economics and Technology in Beijing, and the Chief Professor of the Institute of Geopolitics and Energy Economics, East China Normal University in Shanghai – discussed ways of economically and strategically improving GCC-China relations.
February 19, 2007
Dr. Radhiya Yahya Al-Hashimi, director of Environmental Center for Arab Towns, signed a memorandum of understanding with the GRC to further the concept of sustainable development in the Gulf region.
February 18, 2007
Mr. Khaled Al-Maeena, Editor-in-Chief of Saudi-based ‘Arab News’, a leading newspaper of the Middle East, held talks on promoting the concept of research in the region using media tools and devising programs to train Gulf journalists in energy, security and finance issues.
February 8, 2007
An Indian delegation comprising of Indian Navy officers headed by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, and accompanied by Consul-General of India Venu Rajamony held discussions on the Gulf and Indian security environment as well as Indian Navy capabilities.
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The Netherlands Ambassador, David P.M. de Waal, Michiel den Hond, Ambassador at Large, and Mr. John Bisschop, Director of the North Africa and Middle East Division in the Dutch Foreign Ministry.
2- The Managing Director of Japan Institute of Overseas Investment, Yutaka Yamada, and Sumiko Teranaka, Senior Analyst, Research and Analysis Department, discussed issues related to Iran’s political, economic and security dimensions.
February 6, 2007
A five-member German Parliament (Bundestag) delegation, accompanying Chancellor Angela Merkel on her Middle East tour, discussed issues related to Iran, as well as the role of Germany and Europe in the Gulf. The delegation comprised of Eckart von Klaeden, MdB and Foreign Policy Spokesperson for the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union Parliamentary Group; Niels Annen, MdB and Member of the Executive Board of the Social Democratic Party; Werner Hoyer, MdB, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs for the Free Democratic Party Parliamentary Group; Marieluise Beck, MdB, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee representing the Green Party; and Monika Knoche, MdB, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Deputy Chairwoman of the Left Party parliamentary group.
February 6, 2007
Alberto Fernandez, Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, US Department of State.
January 30, 2007
A delegation of businesspeople representing the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology visited the Center. Organized by the German Near and Middle East Business Association (NUMOV), the delegation comprised senior executives of German companies specialized in environmental technologies like waste disposal and water treatment. They were briefed about the economic and environmental issues in the Gulf.
January 24, 2007
A four-member delegation from the Shanghai Institute of International Studies held discussions on the current events in the Gulf and on Gulf-Asia-China relations. The two institutes signed a memorandum of understanding to further mutually-beneficial academic interests. The delegation comprised of Prof. Yang Jiemian – Vice-President and Senior Fellow; Prof. Li Weijian – Director and Senior Fellow of Department of Middle East Studies (DMES); Mr. Ye Qing – Deputy Director, DMES; and Dr. Yu Hongyuan, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow and of International Organization and Law Studies.
January 23, 2007
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, third-highest ranking official in the US State Department, delivered a key policy statement at the Center on “US Policy in the Gulf Region”.
June 2-3, 2006
Presented a paper titled ‘Key Issues of Power and Order: Energy’ at the Global Policy Council organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Berlin.
May 29, 2006
Took part in the foreign trade conference organized by the German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV), which took place in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on May 29. Several ambassadors and high-ranking officials of the German embassies in the region and embassies of Middle East countries in Germany, as well as representatives of the Federal Foreign Office focused on the current economic situation and business and investment opportunities in several countries of the Near and Middle East.
May 22, 2006
Attended the inaugural ceremony of the joint office of the German Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange and the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), in Abu Dhabi. The event was presided over by German Foreign Minister Franz-Walter Steinmeier and UAE Minister for Higher Education Sheikh Nahyan Al-Mubarak Al-Nahyan.
May 20-22, 2006 Presented a paper on “The Promise of a New Generation” on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East in Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt.
May 14-16, 2006
The GRC co-sponsored and co-organized a workshop titled “Current situation and the future of Arab Deserts" along with Damascus-based Arab Center for Arid Zones and Dry Lands in Damascus. The workshop was held to commemorate the International Year of Deserts and Desertification. On the sidelines of the event, the GRC presented the Green Gulf Study, which was conducted by the Center, in cooperation with New Delhi-based TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).
May 4-6, 2006
Participated in the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) Advisory Board meeting in Geneva.
April 26-28, 2006Participated in the first Euro-Arab Dialogue Forum entitled “Towards Strategic Euro-Arab Partnership” in Paris. Presented a paper in the session on “Youth Education and Development Policies”, focusing on the need to politicize Saudi youth to ensure their greater participation in development. The paper suggested ways to train young Saudis on political participation, civil debates, and generate a strong national identity and responsibility. The forum was held under the patronage of French President Jacques Chirac and was attended by Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, as well as many prominent European and Arabic scholars and politicians.
April 20-22, 2006
Presented a paper of recommendations on “Maintaining Security in the Broader Middle East” at a conference organized by Centre for Policy Studies in Moscow in the context of Russia’s G8 Presidency. Titled “G8 Global Security Agenda: Challenges & Interests: Towards the St. Petersburg Summit”, the conference was held in coordination with the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
April 12-14, 2006
The GRC participated in the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), Dubai. The event is the largest education fair in the Middle East and Asia. The GRC and Freie Universaitat Berlin (FU Berlin) have entered into an agreement to institute a distance-learning Master’s Degree Program in International Relations in Dubai. Students will be able to obtain a fully accredited degree certified by the FU, Berlin. The program is a two-year Internet-based online arrangement with teaching sessions conducted in both Dubai and Berlin.
March 29-April 7, 2006
Participated in the Abu Dhabi Book Fair.
March 28, 2006
1-Took part in “Doha Debates” program hosted by Tim Sebastian and broadcast on BBC World TV on the issue of Iran and regional security.
2- Attended Indian Commerce and Industry Minister’s lecture on “India on the fast track” in Dubai.
March 26, 2006
Participated in the annual plenary meeting involving members of the Arab Reform Initiative in Madrid.
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