Dr. Christian Koch, Director of Research, took part in an Expert Roundtable on “EU-Gulf Relations” organized by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) along with the European External Action Service(EEAS) Policy Planning and Strategic Foresight division (SG.STRAT.3) as well as EEAS’s Middle East division. The European Union is planning a joint communication on Eu-Gulf relations for later in the spring and the roundtable is part of preparation for this roundtable.
Dr. Christian Koch also spoke at an event organized by the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office on the GCC as an institution focusing on the GCC’s external engagement with third countries/other regional organisations, the balance between multilateral and bilateral in member states’ international relations, as well as the impact of the intra-GCC dispute and other intra-GCC tensions on likely future prospects. More than 50 persons from across different government departments of the UK dealing with the Gulf region took part in the event.
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated as speaker in the virtual round table “Qatar 2022 – The World Cup in the Middle East for the first time: What is at stake for the host country and the region?” organized by the Center for Continuing and Distance Education of the University of Geneva.
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, attended the Board of Trustees meeting of The University of Business and Technology (UBT) .
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, participated in the Council of Councils (CoC) fourth virtual conference via Zoom Organized by The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
The Summit was organized by the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International, and Energy Studies (Derasat) with the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania under the theme of “Global Trends and Transitions in Thank Tanks, Politics and Policy Advice in the Age of Policy Dilemmas and Disruptions”. The summit highlighted the capacities of think tanks and research institutes in light of global crisis.