For a long period of time, Oman was unknown to many people and only a small number of Western travellers managed to explore the country and record their visit and observations. Today Oman is celebrating 40 years of change and development that has touched every part of life and not least the intellectual thought.
This event attempts to shed light on the unknown Oman and highlight some ideas about this enchanting country.
Dr. Christian Koch spoke on the “Gulf States and Syria” at the international conference “How to Save Lives: The Concept of the Responsibility to Protect between desire and reality” sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and held in Berlin, Germany. The discussion took place within the panel on “5 Years of Civil war in Syria: Chances, Limits and Recommendations for a Political Solution” and featured, in addition to the perspective from the Arab Gulf States, those of Turkey and Germany. A discussion session followed the presentation under the participation of more than 50 participants.
After initial hopes of decoupling, the Global Financial Crisis has hurt countries in the
The roundtable will gather distinguished academics and practitioners to take stock of the current situation in the Gulf and discuss future scenarios. After assessing the impact of the global financial crisis on the Gulf, a particular focus will be on implications for Islamic banking whose growth prospects have dimmed while a possible global leadership role of the Gulf in this niche industry has been compromised.
The election of a new President in the
Given those parameters, it is proposed to organize a panel on the future outlook of US-GCC relations both as the
The IEW will be a myriad of energy events comprising meetings, conference, exhibitions, seminars, site visits and hospitality prorgammes. These include the 1st Meeting of the International Advisory Panel on
At the Singapore Energy Conference there will be also a Ministerial Dialogue about "Conventional Energy versus New Energy". The overarching theme for the SEC is "Energy for the Region: Powering Cities of the Future".
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Program Manager - GRC Environmental Security and Sustainability Program, participated in the 16th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum prior to the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 2), which took place at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 21-22 February 2016. Dr. Raouf delivered a presentation on the environmental importance of local and traditional knowledge and citizen science, as well as the importance of the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO 6) process and outputs. The Gulf Research Center participated in the meeting in its current capacity as the Global Focal Point of the Science and Technology Major Group of UNEP.