The Gulf Research Center, 5th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)

To be held at the University of Cambridge, from August 25th to 28th, 2014.  

The objective of the Gulf Research Meeting is to provide an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and to encourage scholarly and academic exchange among those working on or interested in the developments taking place that are defining the Gulf region and their constituent societies.  All interested persons are invited to apply online on GRM website ( where they also will find more information about the event. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. Accepted paper presenters will be eligible for a travel allowance.

CfP Workshop Title:  Representing the Nation – the use of heritage and museums to create national narratives and identity in the GCC.
Organizers:  Victoria Hightower, Pamela Erskine-Lotfus and Mariam al-Mulla.   They seek more participants.  This link will tell you more about the proposed workshop: Please write to Victoria quickly if you interested.

The Gulf Research Meeting will be hosting 14 workshops.

Get full descriptions at

  • Social Media and the Changing Context of Politics in the Gulf
  • The United States and the Gulf: Towards a Reassessment of Gulf Commitments and Alignments?
  • Representing the Nation – the use of heritage and museums to create national narratives and identity in the GCC The Future of Yemen
  • Employed, yet underemployed and underestimated: Leadership, ownership and work motivation in the Gulf
  • Green Economy in the Gulf Region
  • Enhancing the Learning Ecosystem in the GCC: Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
  • The GCC State’s Foreign and Security Policies after the Arab Spring
  • Science and Technology Education, Research and Innovation in GCC Countries
  • Determinants of Future Migration in the Gulf - Gulf Labor Market and Migration program
  • The Changing Energy Landscape in the Gulf: Strategic Implications
  • Iran and the GCC: Prospects for Change?
  • Doctoral Symposium: Addressing the Sustainability Agenda in the Gulf Region
  • Gulf-Africa Relations: Past and Present Trends (sponsored by SFS-Q)

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