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Dr Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated in the conference organised by the T20 groups entitled ‘Policy Recommendations for Post World COVID-19'

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Within the framework of the conference organized by the T20 groups entitled "Policy Recommendations for Post World Covid-19", the presidents of the working groups discussed the summaries of the seminars held within the conference activities and dealt with the pandemic effects on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Dr. Abdulaziz also discussed the role of multilateralism in dealing with the current global crisis.

Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated in an online workshop entitled 'Political Geography, Nuclear Issues and the Middle East’ organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

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A number of experts and researchers from the Middle East and the United State of America participated in the workshop. In this session Dr. Abdulaziz spoke about the ‘Gulf Cooperation Council visions on Iran’ in which he examined the views of the Gulf countries on the future relations with Iran, and the settlements that can be presented by both sides. Dr. Abdulaziz also discussed the current Iranian threats to the Gulf region and the U.S. position regarding the region, and its preparations in case the situation worsened and war broke out in the Gulf region 

Dr Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center participated in a closed meeting for the Tafahum Second Roundtable entitled “The Covid-19 Pandemic and its Regional Impacts - Regional Responses to Future Pandemics”

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Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated in the symposium organized by the Center of the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), fostering talks on institutional, social and political transformation

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This session entitled ‘Global Governance and lessons learned from the Corona pandemic’ was attended by Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, focusing on the cooperation between governments to face this crisis, and the new forms of non-governmental cooperation witnessed in the world. The session also tried to answer whether this would mark the beginning of a new form of pluralism. The impact of the pandemic on US-China relations was also discussed, and its impact on the Chinese role in the new world order

Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated in the ‘Council of Councils’ tele-conference, which was organised by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

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The conference focused on the Corona pandemic and the emerging global governance challenges. Dr. Abdulaziz discussed the effects of the Corona pandemic on the future of the global system and international cooperation. It is worth noting that this conference is held annually for a selected group of 28 Think Tanks from a number of countries from different continents of the world, in which heads of these Think Tanks participate to discuss global challenges, direct high-level international attention and effective political responses to these challenges. The Gulf Research Center is the only member participating in this council from the Arab countries

 

Dr. Abdulaziz Sager the Lead Co-chair of Task Force 5 ‘The Future of Multilateralism and Global Governance’ and the Chairman of the Gulf Research Center moderated the panel of the T20 webinar on ‘COVID-19 and the Future of Multilateralism’

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This event included inspiring opening remarks followed by interesting presentations and discussions with the panellists, and ended with updates on the policy briefs and the impact of COVID-19 on some of the work done by the T20 Task Force 5. 

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