Dr. Abdulaziz bin Othman bin Sager - Chairman of the Gulf Research Center Participated as keynote speaker in the academic symposium hosted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel– Doha. He presented a paper entitled "The reasons for the Saudi-Iranian crisis and future orientations".
Dr. Abdulaziz bin Othman bin Sager - Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, gave a lecture in Joaan bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College, Doha on the theme: "Saudi foreign policy".
Dr. Christian Koch participated in the workshop on “Middle Eastern Geopolitics and the EU’s Global Strategy Review” held by the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. The meeting brought together a number of EU policy officials and experts from throughout Europe to discuss current developments in the Middle East and how these should feature in the new EU Global Strategy Review document to be released later in 2016.
Dr. Christian Koch, Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation, made an interview with Swiss Radio on the situation in the GCC states and the GCC Summit meeting in Riyadh. The entire interview in German can be found under the following link:
Dr. Oskar Ziemelis, GRC Director of Cooperation and Ms. Kapasi, GRC Administration Manager represented the GRC Foundation at the INCONET-GCC2 project international conference entitled Collaboration for Innovation: Linking GCC and EU, which took place in Muscat, Oman on 6-8 December 2015. The overall goal of the INCONET-GCC2 project, in which the GRC Foundation is a consortium member, is to support the GCC-EU policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation, and to strengthen GCC-EU cooperation among research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the Horizon 2020 program. Dr. Ziemelis and Ms. Kapasi also participated in the Project Control Board meeting which took place on 9 December 2015 at The Research Council in Muscat to finalize plans for the final year of the INCONET-GCC2 project.
Dr. Christian Koch, Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation, spoke at a meeting organized by the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula on the topic "Regional impact of the Iran nuclear deal". When Iran and the P5+1 signed on July 14 in Vienna the joint comprehensive plan of action to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, Dr. Koch pointed out that the GCC foreign ministers welcomed the agreement stating that once implemented, the deal would contribute to the region's security. He also stressed, however, that there are some fundamental reservations in the Gulf region about the deal itself, which are related to the actual implementation that the GCC states believe will still prove to be difficult. Additional information about the presentation can be found under: http://www.gulfinthemedia.com/index.php?id=769371&news_type=Top&lang=en