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A central aim of the activities of the Gulf Research Center is the conduct of a variety of executive learning programs. These programs are designed to provide leadership development opportunities in all aspects of public policy. It is the view of GRC that programs in governmental processes and critical policy issues are critical to understand today’s environment and prepare emerging and established leaders to more effectively engage with individuals and institutions throughout the rest of the world.

GRC programs are directly tied to the Center's commitment to research and its involvement with public policy. Participants have the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with leading scholars and senior public policy officials in the respective field. In that context, GRC Executive Learning Programs create a learning environment that is unparalleled in both its scope and value as far as Gulf issues are concerned.

The Gulf In-Depth

As part of its Executive Learning Programs, the GRC will conduct the "The Gulf In-Depth" series in Dubai in April 2009. "Gulf In-Depth" deals with many of the misconceptions an ...

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As part of its Executive Learning Programs, the GRC will conduct the "The Gulf In-Depth" series in Dubai in April 2009. "Gulf In-Depth" deals with many of the misconceptions and stereotypes that exist about the Gulf region and which do little to contribute to a better understanding of the political concerns and cultural norms of Gulf societies. As such, the program is intended promote a better understanding from foremost experts and nationals of the region itself. It is an opportunity to bring together professionals from all over the world to learn about how the Gulf works and operates. "The Gulf In-Depth" will be held from April 6 to 9, 2009. The United Arab Emirates offers the perfect setting for such an event with its intricate mix of tradition and modernity - an example of a Gulf country that has entered the modern age whilst maintaining its own unique Gulf identity.

Toward a Sustainable Management for Renewable Natural Resources in Arid Lands 2 (Arabic)

The earth’s finite natural resources and the environment are under tremendous pressure today. Indifferent human activities are taking their toll and governments across the glob ...

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The earth’s finite natural resources and the environment are under tremendous pressure today. Indifferent human activities are taking their toll and governments across the globe are fast realizing the need to stem this tide, introduce corrective policies and pursue a path of sustainable development.

The Arabian Gulf region is one of the world’s most naturally endowed and economically prosperous regions. It also scores well on several social parameters.  It is the world’s richest in oil and gas reserves and the poorest in renewable water and arable land and continues to rely excessively on natural resources as a development strategy. Water and oil are being tapped at unsustainable levels. Gulf countries face several urgent environmental issues that include water scarcity, land degradation, biodiversity, coastal environment degradation and air pollution.

The Gulf Region and the Arab World in general suffers from Land degradation and desertification. The proximate causes of land degradation and biodiversity loss are overgrazing, expansion of agriculture to marginal areas and rangelands to meet the increasing demand of food and fodder, and salinization due to over-abstraction of water and poor irrigation practices.

In light of the above, a training program in field related to water, land and biodiversity issue is very crucial in order to know the up-to-date management techniques as well as see in practice such techniques.

Note: The approved medium of instruction in this training program is Arabic; however, knowledge of English language would be preferable.

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Nuclear Power Generation for Oil and Gas Producing Countries

In recent months, the GCC countries have manifested renewed interest in actively participating in the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This was confirmed by ...

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In recent months, the GCC countries have manifested renewed interest in actively participating in the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This was confirmed by the recent decision of the GCC Summit in Riyadh to launch a joint nuclear research program.

The Gulf Research Center is taking the initiative of organizing an intensive (3 days) Executive Learning Program on “Nuclear Power Generation for Oil and Gas Producing Countries”, offering to high-ranking government personnel in key administrations in the GCC member countries the opportunity to improve their information background and understanding of nuclear issues.

The program will be held in cooperation with the Geneva Center for Security Policy, on July 4-6, 2007, in Geneva. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also confirmed its participation. Lectures will be offered by some of the leading international experts in the field.

Global Leadership Program 2007

“The October 2007 module of the Global Leadership Program focused specifically on security aspects from a practical perspective. Presentations were given on such topics as inte ...

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“The October 2007 module of the Global Leadership Program focused specifically on security aspects from a practical perspective. Presentations were given on such topics as intelligence and security cooperation, the global security risk agenda, understanding the global terrorist threat, counter-terrorism measures, cyber-terrorism and cyber-war, terrorist recruitment and financing, using technology to counter security threats, terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, critical infrastructure protection, border security the global security risk agenda, crowd management, special events security, understanding the global terrorist threat, cyber-terrorism and cyber-war, using technology to counter security threats, protection of oil installations, electronic crimes, and transport security/traffic control.”

Toward a Sustainable Management for Renewable Natural Resources in Arid Lands (Arabic)

The earth’s finite natural resources and the environment are under tremendous pressure today. Indifferent human activities are taking their toll and governments across the glob ...

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The earth’s finite natural resources and the environment are under tremendous pressure today. Indifferent human activities are taking their toll and governments across the globe are fast realizing the need to stem this tide, introduce corrective policies and pursue a path of sustainable development.

The Arabian Gulf region is one of the world’s most naturally endowed and economically prosperous regions. It also scores well on several social parameters.  It is the world’s richest in oil and gas reserves and the poorest in renewable water and arable land and continues to rely excessively on natural resources as a development strategy. Water and oil are being tapped at unsustainable levels. Gulf countries face several urgent environmental issues that include water scarcity, land degradation, biodiversity, coastal environment degradation and air pollution.

The Gulf Region and the Arab World in general suffers from Land degradation and desertification. The proximate causes of land degradation and biodiversity loss are overgrazing, expansion of agriculture to marginal areas and rangelands to meet the increasing demand of food and fodder, and salinization due to over-abstraction of water and poor irrigation practices.

In light of the above, a training program in field related to water, land and biodiversity issue is very crucial in order to know the up-to-date management techniques as well as see in practice such techniques.

Note: The approved medium of instruction in this training program is Arabic; however, knowledge of English language would be preferable.

The Gulf In-Depth

As part of the learning programs, the GRC will conduct a program entitled “The Gulf In-Depth.” The Gulf is a region over which there exists a lot of misconceptions and stereoty ...

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As part of the learning programs, the GRC will conduct a program entitled “The Gulf In-Depth.” The Gulf is a region over which there exists a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes that do little to contribute to a better understanding of the political concerns and cultural norms of Gulf societies. “The Gulf In-Depth” is a program to overcome this deficiency and to begin to gain a better understanding from foremost experts and nationals of the region itself. It is also an opportunity to bring together professionals from Europe, America and Asia to learn about how the Gulf works and operates.

The Gulf In-Depth” will be held in April 2007 in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. The Sultanate offers the perfect setting for such an event with its intricate mix of tradition and modernity – a perfect example of a Gulf country that has entered the modern age whilst maintaining its own unique Gulf identity.

Global Leadership Program 2006 (Global Economics Module)

The Gulf Research Center's Global Leadership Program aims to improve the leadership skills and knowledge of mid-level professionals concerned with crucial global issues. This i ...

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The Gulf Research Center's Global Leadership Program aims to improve the leadership skills and knowledge of mid-level professionals concerned with crucial global issues. This includes both the governmental and the private sector. Sensitive topics on issues such as security, economics, and politics will be deeply enmeshed in a process of interaction between leading scholars in those respective fields, as well as, senior officials from the public and private sector.

The Global Leadership Program consists of three separate modules focusing on the main and key political, security and economics topics that concerned political and economic figures need to be aware of. The program is divided so that each week could focus in-depth on one of the three main areas mentioned.

The Global Economic module covers issues such as economic policy making in a globalized world, the role of the world trade organization, energy security and future energy supply trends, institutions and the transformation of world markets, and creating the conditions for sustainable development. This includes a focus on development in the United States, the European Union and Asia as well as other important emerging markets.

Global Leadership Program 2006 (Global Security Module )

A primary focus of the Gulf Research Center is to conduct a variety of high level learning programs with practical policy value. Following the successful establishment of its E ...

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A primary focus of the Gulf Research Center is to conduct a variety of high level learning programs with practical policy value. Following the successful establishment of its Executive Learning Program, the Gulf Research Center is organizing a series on “Global Leadership Issues.” The central aim of the course is to improve the leadership skills and knowledge of mid-level professionals concerned with crucial global issues. This includes both the governmental and the private sector. Sensitive topics on issues such as security, economics, and politics will be deeply enmeshed in a process of interaction between leading scholars in those respective fields, as well as, senior officials from the public and private sector.

Understanding the European Union 2005

A central aim of the activities of the Gulf Research Center is the conduct of a variety of executive learning programs. These programs are designed to provide leadership develo ...

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A central aim of the activities of the Gulf Research Center is the conduct of a variety of executive learning programs. These programs are designed to provide leadership development opportunities in all aspects of public policy. It is the view of GRC that programs in governmental processes and critical policy issues are critical to understand today’s environment and prepare emerging and established leaders to more effectively engage with individuals and institutions throughout the rest of the world.

GRC programs are directly tied to the Center’s commitment to research and its involvement with public policy. Participants have the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with leading scholars and senior public policy officials in the respective field. In that context, GRC Executive Learning Programs create a learning environment that is unparalleled in both its scope and value as far as Gulf issues are concerned.

Understanding the European Union is part of the GCC-EU Partnership Program and focuses on the increasingly important strategic relationship between the Arab Gulf region and the European Union. Bringing together expert policy practitioners, focused discussion and visits to the EU institutions, this program provides unparalleled insight for any professional concerned with deepening their knowledge about the European Union.